Breakfast Time/Anytime Lentils and Poached Eggs
No need for special silicone cups for this recipe, basic “pyrex-style” ramekins will work in this recipe!
Servings Prep Time
4servings 13minutes
Cook Time
19minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 13minutes
Cook Time
19minutes
Ingredients
  • 3/4cup dried brownor green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 3cups Waterdivided
  • 3tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lemonGrated zest and juice
  • 1/2tsp saltdivided
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 eggs
  • 4cups baby spinach
  • 1/4tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the oil, parsley, lemon zest and juice, and 1/4 tsp of the salt. Set aside.
  3. Coat 4 (6 oz) ramekins with cooking spray and crack 1 egg into each ramekin. Set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Spoon equal amounts of the oil mixture on top of each serving of lentils and top with the eggs. Sprinkle with black pepper.
Recipe Notes

NUTRITION FACTS
Choices/Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 2 Medium-Fat Protein, 1/2 Fat

Calories: 280; Calories from Fat: 140; Total Fat: 15.0 g; Saturated Fat: 3.0 g; Trans Fat: 0.0 g; Cholesterol: 185 mg; Sodium: 390 mg; Potassium: 590 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 22 g; Dietary Fiber: 9 g; Sugars: 2 g; Protein: 16 g; Phosphorus: 275 mg