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Y_GHAZALY Posts: 140
2/22/11 5:56 A

this is so confusing! On the label of my organic white rice is says: 130 calories for every 100 gms. It does not say dry or cooked! Also, when i rinse it before cooking it does not reek a lot of starch. And 100 gms of dry uncooked rice = almost 3/4 of a standard tea cup = 1/2 a measuring cup, right? 100 gms for me swells up to be a lot of rice, but i'm honestly more than happy to finish off! i just wanna know if the 130 calories represent 100 gms dry rice or cooked rice, help plz!

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1/23/11 12:19 P

Cooked rice is about 100 calories per half cup.

Half a cup of dry rice yields about 325 calories of cooked rice.

When in doubt, you can check what the tracker tells you against those numbers. I believe that in the nutrition tracker it's all tracked as cooked rice.

SPORTSGIRL30 Posts: 1,433
1/23/11 11:40 A

I measure after cooking

NIRERIN Posts: 14,297
1/23/11 11:38 A

well, you have to remember that there is not a single definition of serving. for packaged foods, the serving is measured as is, even if it is uncooked. for many foods, this does not match food pyramid/standard sized eating servings. and to make things really fun, some servings are simply a big scoop or 1/9 of the pan, though these don't often have nutrition info available for them.

if you are looking at the info on the box, that info is for the uncooked rice, and once cooked, it will yield more than a single serving.

a single serving of rice as per the food pyramid is cooked and is 1.2 cup.

SMARTYPANTS24 Posts: 268
1/22/11 11:26 P

I go by that package honestly, some of them say its the dry measure, some of them say its the cooked

CRZYQUILTER Posts: 4,680
1/22/11 8:53 P

I measure rice after cooking. A serving is 1/2 cup.

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1/22/11 7:27 P

I just found this under nutrition FAQ's by accident, well more so coincidence. :)Nutrition FAQs
-- By SparkPeople ExpertsHow do I know if the recommended serving size is cooked or uncooked when I look at it in the food database?

Cooked vs. uncooked…that is the question. However, standard serving sizes are always listed in a ready to eat state. When you are dishing the food item onto your plate, this is when the measuring and weighing begins. These standard portions are perfect examples:

Meat: 3 ounces, cooked
Vegetables: 1 cup, raw
Vegetables: ½ cup cooked
Pasta, Noodles, Rice, Oatmeal: ½ cup cooked

Edited by: PUCCI5 at: 1/22/2011 (19:29)
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1/22/11 7:23 P

Rice tends to swell during the cooking process so I measure mine after I cooked it. Hope this helps.

KELZY06 Posts: 11
1/22/11 7:16 P

Okay. So when people talk about a serving size of rice are they talking about it cooked or uncooked? I have looked all over the internet and keep getting mixed answers! Please help!

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