I am all for using unsalted butter or olive oil when cooking, I also cook with coconut oil to. I am not a fan of chemicals or unnatural alternatives to butters and sugars.
If you really wanted to figure out the calorie count of instant mashed potatos or rice with the butter, measure the amount of butter you are adding so for example say you are making the instant mashed potatos, if made as directed go by the calorie count provided by the company for the entire package, then add the calories for the amount of butter you added and divide by protion size to get a close calorie count.
Same for the rice, if you know what the calorie count is per serving, multiple by the # of servings you are making, then add the butter calories to your total and divide back out by serving size.
I make my own bread so I have to do this to figure out the calorie count for the whole loaf, then I can figure out the calorie count for smaller servings.
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