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.
Here's the link to rice info from the USA Rice Federation: www.usarice.com/index.php?option=com_conte
It's really quite interesting.
Hope this helps.
Edited by: ADLINS at: 6/8/2011 (21:36)
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