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6/10/11 9:39 P

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Glad it helped, Mrs-Grant! I thought the USA Rice site was great and was happy to finally figure out how to measure out my rice. emoticon

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6/10/11 1:00 P

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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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6/8/11 9:36 P

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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.

Here's the link to rice info from the USA Rice Federation: www.usarice.com/index.php?option=com
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It's really quite interesting.

Hope this helps.

Edited by: ADLINS at: 6/8/2011 (21:36)
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6/7/11 6:28 P

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I asked that question no the message boards and I was told that the rice and beans in the food tracker are cooked unless indicated otherwise emoticon

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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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6/6/11 11:35 P

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depends on how you want to measure it.

if measuring dry...weigh out the grams or ounces before cooking to get whatever no. of calories you want as per the box info

From cooked...measure out the 1/2 or 1 or 2 ~~lol~ cups according to how many calories you want.

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6/6/11 8:50 P

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I buy rice in bulk. When I calculate it's nutrition do I measure it from the dry form or the cooked?

I tried to look it up but that only made for more confusion so I brought my question to you all.

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