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jnelsonwhat
12-07-2008, 11:58 AM
I asked about oatmeal earlier, but now what about Rice?

When I see on the main page that person has 1cup of rice, I'm assuming that is cooked yes? Because one cup of dry rice is a ton or rice IMO.

Jesse

OAD
12-07-2008, 12:51 PM
If you look on the nutritional label for a bag of rice you will see that the measurements they use to compute the macros is the rice measured dry. Money is on that people are saying 1 cup dry when they say 1 cup.

Warrsaw
12-07-2008, 12:52 PM
Just look at the box of rice you're making, it should say something like "1/2 Cup Dry...Makes 1 Cup Cooked". Then fit it into your diet if that's what you want to eat. Or just buy these, way easier http://babsinblogland.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/brown-rice2.jpg

crazymutha
12-07-2008, 01:21 PM
If you look on the nutritional label for a bag of rice you will see that the measurements they use to compute the macros is the rice measured dry. Money is on that people are saying 1 cup dry when they say 1 cup.

1 cup of dry rice is 4 servings of rice; ~750 calories

most people do not eat a ~750 calories carb source at each meal.

OAD
12-07-2008, 01:25 PM
1 cup of dry rice is 4 servings of rice; ~750 calories

most people do not eat a ~750 calories carb source at each meal.

You raise a good point. Why would people put measurements up after it is cooked instead of dry? Do you have a link to where you found that info?

martina92685
12-07-2008, 01:37 PM
Because about a cup of rice is all you can really eat at a time. There's no point is quoting what you can't eat.

Anticrombie315
12-07-2008, 01:48 PM
1 cup of dry rice is 4 servings of rice; ~750 calories

most people do not eat a ~750 calories carb source at each meal.

What rice are you talking about? 1 serving of Minute rice is 1/2 cup, 200 cals, 45g carbs.

I have been eating 1 cup (dry) white minute rice every day (in one meal with a pile of peas and lentils). It's a lot, but it's not unbearable.

crazymutha
12-07-2008, 06:45 PM
You raise a good point. Why would people put measurements up after it is cooked instead of dry? Do you have a link to where you found that info?

no link, but a ggole search will pull it up quick


What rice are you talking about? 1 serving of Minute rice is 1/2 cup, 200 cals, 45g carbs.

I have been eating 1 cup (dry) white minute rice every day (in one meal with a pile of peas and lentils). It's a lot, but it's not unbearable.

I don't know anything about minute rice, but white/brown/texmati rice are all about the same; >700 calories for 1 cup dry.

1 cup dry rice + 2 cups water = 3 cups volume (- a small amount of water loss through steam whilst being cooked).

terracotta
12-07-2008, 06:49 PM
Minute rice is precooked and dehydrated, so it doesn't require as much water to rehydrate, and is completely different.

I would never list raw measure for rice because I cook at least 4 servings at once, usually 8. This is whole grain rice, which takes 50 minutes to cook. Which means when I go to eat it, I am measuring it out cooked.

Anticrombie315
12-07-2008, 07:18 PM
1 cup of dry rice is 4 servings of rice; ~750 calories

most people do not eat a ~750 calories carb source at each meal.


no link, but a ggole search will pull it up quick



I don't know anything about minute rice, but white/brown/texmati rice are all about the same; >700 calories for 1 cup dry.

1 cup dry rice + 2 cups water = 3 cups volume (- a small amount of water loss through steam whilst being cooked).

First page on a google search gave me this.

Rice (1/2 cup) Calories Carbohydrate Fat Fiber Protein
White Basmati 103 22.8 0 0.2 2
Brown Basmati 102 21.4 0.5 1.6 3
Brown 116 24.8 0.8 2.3 2.5
White Enriched 113 25.6 0.3 0.1 2

Second link gave me this, which is a little closer to what you are saying.

Calories 675
(Kilojoules 2823)
% DV**
Total Fat 1.2 g 2%
Sat. Fat 0.3 g 2%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 9 mg 0%
Total Carbs. 147.9 g 49%
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g 10%
Sugars 0.2 g
Protein 13.2 g
Calcium 51.8 mg
Potassium 212.8 mg

terracotta
12-07-2008, 07:21 PM
First page on a google search gave me this.

Rice (1/2 cup) Calories Carbohydrate Fat Fiber Protein
White Basmati 103 22.8 0 0.2 2
Brown Basmati 102 21.4 0.5 1.6 3
Brown 116 24.8 0.8 2.3 2.5
White Enriched 113 25.6 0.3 0.1 2

That's the calories for 1/2 cup cooked rice.

1 cup raw rice makes 3 cups cooked rice. So if you multiply that number by 6, you get the calories in 1 cup raw rice.