[Sca-cooks] 100 pounds of rice

Anne-Marie Rousseau dailleurs at liripipe.com
Fri Sep 14 13:58:04 PDT 2007

on how much rice to cook....

my experience says to figure they'll eat about 1/2 cup per person, but if its easy, making more 
cant hurt. (to a point ;)). rice is cheap, easy to make and is easy to package up as leftovers in 
ziplock bags and send home with people. 

personally I aim to have about 20% over what I need. that means everyone got everything they 
wanted :) and leftovers sent home with happy diners is always a welcome thing :).

more than 20%, though, and I start keeping track for next time ("ok, the fig sauce was tasty but 
didnt get eaten in volume. apparently a little goes a long way check."). and if I have leftovers 
AND no one takes the baggies of it home, I know it wasnt a hit.

for the record, we rarely throw food out :)

--AM, who is going to have to remember the "rice cooked in a roaster" trick... I dont care for the 
texture of boiled rice and steamed rice in quantity is asking for trouble...

On Fri Sep 14 15:09 , ranvaig at columbus.rr.com sent:

>>If you ever find yourself with 100 pounds of rice I can let you know 
>>what you can make with it...
>>hehe..Olwen >>>
>>Run. Ranviag, run. See Ranviag run. :-)
>See Ranvaig run to off play with food with Olwen. 
>On a serious note, this is the first hot course, just after the salads.   I'll scale down how much 
rice I cook, but not much.  When I did the test cook, 5 people polished off the 1 lb batch of rice, 
and wanted more. My husband didn't even get a taste.  But there wasn't a whole feast to eat too. 
>8 lbs of each almonds and rice would be about 56 c or 3.5 gal of cooked rice.  Does that sound 
>Thanks for the help.
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