[Sca-cooks] Rice and servings

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Mon Jan 5 11:35:08 PST 2009

My 25 pound bag of Kokuho Rose Rice says that it makes 250 servings at
three-quarters cup of prepared rice per person.

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.


Christiane wrote:
> Just a quick question to see if my numbers are right ... snipped
> One of the dishes I am making is a basic rice, lentils, and onions dish (mujadara, spiced up with sumac, cinnamon, white pepper, fenugreek, sea salt, and a touch of cardamom). I plan to use basmati rice. Estimated serving sizes I found on an ag extension Website talked of 1 pound of rice being 12 servings.
> I figured one 15-pound bag of rice should do it for the event, which could range from 50 to 120 people, depending on weather and daytrippers. My question is, am I underestimating?
> Gianotta

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