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03-30-2014, 03:52 PM
Hey everyone,

This question gets asked a lot and I've seen a lot of different answers so I'm going to provide alittle info. I got this jasmine brown rice today and wanted to cook it for my lunches. Got it at a farmers market so there aren't really any instructions, just that a serving size is 1/4 cup dry. So I made 3 cups dry mixed with 6 cups water in the rice cooker. Anyone know what a cooked serving size would be? Went with 3/4 cup because that was the most common but I've seen everything from 1/4 cup to 1 full cup. Any help?

beastlymandude
03-30-2014, 04:14 PM
A serving size is 1/4 cup dry and you used 3 cups dry, so you made 12 servings of rice. You can factor 12 servings in and simply approximate how much you eat in a serving (it's not a big deal if you're off a little as in the end, 12 servings will be accounted for). Or you can use a scale and weigh the rice after it's cooked and divide that number by 12 if you want to split the portions up evenly.

GreatAlbert
03-30-2014, 04:20 PM
I took a brief look on the web, but most everybody report serving sizes for uncooked rice. I have two ideas that might help you:

1) If your serving size for uncooked rice is 1/4 of a cup, and you cook 3 * 4/4 cups, you are cooking 12 *1/4, or 12 servings. Thus, you could just divide anything that is in the rice cooker times 12 and you would be sure.

2) Otherwise, I think I would cook 1/4 of cup of dry rice and see what the volume would be if cooked.

03-30-2014, 04:30 PM
I took a brief look on the web, but most everybody report serving sizes for uncooked rice. I have two ideas that might help you:

1) If your serving size for uncooked rice is 1/4 of a cup, and you cook 3 * 4/4 cups, you are cooking 12 *1/4, or 12 servings. Thus, you could just divide anything that is in the rice cooker times 12 and you would be sure.

2) Otherwise, I think I would cook 1/4 of cup of dry rice and see what the volume would be if cooked.

I think after all the suggestions cooking 1 serving and seeing what it weighs out to is going to be what I do. Dang. Haha was hoping it'd be easier.

Domicron
03-30-2014, 04:34 PM
I think after all the suggestions cooking 1 serving and seeing what it weighs out to is going to be what I do. Dang. Haha was hoping it'd be easier.

did you not see beastlymandude's reply? because that's spot on.