Thank you for clearing this up! I have been cutting down on my carbs, and having my carbs (rice) at lunch only. The serving has been upto 1 cup of dry rice, which is a LOT when cooked. I end up eating it, because I love carbs and have pretty much eliminated them at my other meals, but it did seem like a lot to eat. Thanks again for the post. :)
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I posted a message in the Cooking Forum titled All About Rice as I had this same question not too long ago. What I learned -- rice cooks up to 3 times the dry amount, so 1/4 cup dry is 3/4 cup cooked. So, the serving is 3/4 cup cooked, which I rarely eat 3/4 cup. Beans cook up to 2 times the amount. So, 1/4 cup dry beans is 1/2 cup cooked, which is actually the serving size on just about every can of beans I've bought, though lately I've discovered I prefer to cook my own. I enter the amounts in the tracker cooked as it helps me in preparing meals with the right portion.
It also depends on the recipe, some will specify cooked, others dry measure. I've always found that a confusing one too. I believe on the package it goes by dry measure, so I usually use that unless the recipe specifies it differently.
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