[Sca-cooks] Rice and servings

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Mon Jan 5 12:12:15 PST 2009


Of course as I said originally
"So does one cup of raw rice serve 4 people or only 3 people when cooked 
and how does that work with your other ingredients and in your recipe?"
In this case the recipe also includes lentils, and onions so is a 
desired portion one half cup of prepared rice plus the lentils
and onions or perhaps three--quarters cup of rice plus the lentils and 
onions?

What's the proportion of the other ingredients to the rice?

Johnnae

Gretchen Beck wrote:
> The problem is that we're looking at "serving" without defining what a
> serving is -- how much cooked rice do you get from x amount of uncooked
> rice is a better question (I don't remember whether the ratio is 2:1 or
> 3:1). If know what size serving you want, then you can use that to figure
> out how much rice to cook (rather than letting the seller tell you how big
> your servings should be)...
>
> toodles, margaret
>
> --On Monday, January 05, 2009 2:35 PM -0500 Johnna Holloway
> <johnnae at mac.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> My 25 pound bag of Kokuho Rose Rice says that it makes 250 servings at
>> three-quarters cup of prepared rice per person.
>>
>> http://www.cookingindex.com/recipes/61268/basmati-rice.htm
>> indicates that
>> for basmati  -- two cups of raw rice serves 6. That indicates raw rice at
>> one third cup
>> per person for a serving. The Kokuho Rose indicates a serving is one
>> quarter cup raw rice.
>>
>> I found these sorts of differences across the web in a variety of places.
>> So does one
>> cup of raw rice serve 4 people or only 3 people when cooked and how does
>> that work
>> with your other ingredients and in your recipe?
>>
>> The other major problem is are you cooking  for 50 people or 120. That's
>> quite a range
>> of difference. On the other hand rice is not an expensive ingredient as
>> things go.
>>
>> Johnnae
>



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