[Sca-cooks] Rice and servings

Karstyl karstyl at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 11:45:10 PST 2009

The difference between basmati and Kokuho Rose makes sense, basmati does 
not swell as much when cooked, for most white rice the volume ratio of 
rice to water is 1:2 for basmati it is more 1:1.5 so the number of 
servings seems based on how much cooked rice is produced from each.

For Kokuho Rose 1/4c(.25) raw = 3/4 (.75)cooked
For Basmati 1/3c (.333) raw = 2.5/3 (.83) cooked, but is fluffier.
Would be interesting to measure the weights . . .
And the assumption that volume cooked = volume raw rice + volume water 
is not really accurate, but an estimate.


Johnna Holloway 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
> 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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