I saw a recipe for lentils and liked most of it, minus the soy sauce, but adding a few more ingredients.
It was called Canal House Lentils recipe, but I made it my own.
Sauté leeks (that are chopped how you like and cleaned well), minced garlic, and chopped mushrooms in butter.
After about 5 minutes or so, add a tablespoon of tomato paste and sauté for a few.
Add a cup of lentils and 2 1/2 cups water and simmer until done. The directions say 45-55 minutes, mine didn’t take 30, Im still getting used to my stove.
Due to the over doneness of the lentils I added cream and a cup of cooked barley (cooked in 2 cups chicken stock until it adsorbed it all) to add depth and flavor.
I had seconds. Adding some cooked chicken would make it a whole meal.