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Lentils and Poached Eggs

A delicious Instant Pot breakfast dish you can eat anytime of the day
Lentils and poached eggs
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This healthy breakfast recipe is made easy with your Instant Pot. With jammy eggs, spinach and lentils at the forefront of this recipe, you and your family will be craving this comforting dish during chilly mornings.

Recipe courtesy of Instant Pot

 

Ready in
34 m
13 m
(prepare time)
19 m
(cook time)
4
Servings
318
Calories Per Serving

Notes

No need for special silicone cups for this recipe, basic “pyrex-style” ramekins will work just fine.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups dried brown or green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 3 Cups water, divided
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, grated zest and juice
  • 1 Teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 Cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
  • nonstick cooking spray

Directions

Place the lentils, bay leaves, and 2 cups of the water in the Instant Pot. Seal the lid, close the valve, and set the Manual/Pressure Cook button to 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the oil, parsley, lemon zest and juice, and 1/4 tsp of the salt. Set aside.

Coat 4 (6 oz) ramekins with cooking spray and crack 1 egg into each ramekin. Set aside.

Use a quick pressure release. When the valve drops, carefully remove the lid and drain the lentils (discarding the lentil water and 2 bay leaves). Return the lentils to the Instant Pot with the spinach and 1/4 tsp of the salt. Toss until the spinach is just wilted and divide it between 4 soup bowls. Cover to keep warm.

Add 1 cup of water to the pot, add a trivet and 3 ramekins. Stack the 4th ramekin on top of the other ramekins. Seal the lid, close the valve, press the Cancel button, and reset the Manual/Pressure Cook button to 1 minute.

Use a natural pressure release for 1 minute, followed by a quick pressure release. When the valve drops, carefully remove the lid. Remove the ramekins and drain off any excess water that may have accumulated while cooking. Carefully run a knife around the outer edges of each egg to release from the ramekin easily.

Spoon equal amounts of the oil mixture on top of each serving of lentils and top with the eggs. Sprinkle with black pepper.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving318
Total Fat18g27%
Sugar1gN/A
Saturated3g15%
Cholesterol160mg53%
Protein15g30%
Carbs26g9%
Vitamin A122µg14%
Vitamin B120.4µg15.9%
Vitamin B60.3mg23.5%
Vitamin C14mg15%
Vitamin D35IU100%
Vitamin E2mg15%
Vitamin K72µg60%
Calcium61mg6%
Fiber5g19%
Folate (food)216µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)216µg54%
Iron4mg21%
Magnesium34mg8%
Monounsaturated11gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg7%
Phosphorus195mg28%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium388mg8%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg22.8%
Sodium663mg28%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg28.8%
Water236gN/A
Zinc2mg17%