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Red Chief Lentils
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Red Chief Lentils are the tiny, lens-shaped seed of a small shrub. Red Chief Lentils are one of the most common types of lentils. Red Chief Lentils are deep orange to rich red in color with a mild, earthy flavor and soft texture. Red Chief Lentils are more of medium size, quick-cooking lentil about ½ to ¾ cm. When cooked they hold their shape and since they are mild in flavor they do well with more assertive flavorings. Used in vegetarian cooking as a meat substitute, these tiny lentils are low in fat and high in protein and fiber. A staple food for many South Asian cultures, lentils have been eaten for over 8000 years and originated in Southwestern Asia along the Indus River. There is no need to soak lentils.

Ingredient Statement:

Red Lentils (may contain a trace percentage of cereal grains).

Grilled swordfish with lentils and spicy red onion, Red Lentil salad, Red Lentil soup, curried Red Lentils, Red Lentils and lamb, Lentils, and wild rice soup, and Lentil chili are just a few of the unique and colorful recipes options available for this versatile lentil. Season Red Lentils with spicy chile peppers, fresh herbs, garlic or curry, add dried fruits or mint for a savory taste. Toss cooked and chilled Red Lentils and diced roasted vegetables with a little olive oil.

Substitutes: Yellow, green, or brown Lentils.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Lentils do not require soaking. Simmer 1cup lentils with 4 cups water for 12 minutes for salads and 15-20 minutes for main dishes. If salt is desired, add at the end of cook time to prevent toughness.

One cup dry yields 2 cups cooked.

Product Description

Red Chief Lentils are a medium size quick cooking lentil. Red Chief Lentils are deep orange to red in color and are about 1/2 to 3/4 cm. wide with a mild, earthly flavor and soft texture. Red Chiefs hold their shape well when cooked. This tiny lens-shaped Pulse has traditionally been used as a meat substitute (a pulse is the dried seed of any legume, such as beans and peas). Lentils are the seed of a small shrub and are dried after harvesting


Color: Reddish to orange.

Flavor: Typical of lentils.

Size: Approximately 3/16 – ¼ inch in diameter.


Moisture: N/A

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Red Lentils (may contain a trace percentage of cereal grains).

Allergen Statement

Contains no allergens.

Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Polybag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size about 1/4 cup (35g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g 
Cholesterol 0g0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g7%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 0g 
Protein 9g 
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.