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THUNDERGIRL Posts: 307
2/15/07 2:11 P

Ok, I think I figured it out myself. I looked a bunch of risotto recipes both on the boards here and on cooking light and it seemed like ones with similar ingredients to ours and using 1 cup of arborio to cook had between 200-300 calories a serving which would dovetail perfectly with 1/4 cup uncooked = 1 cup cooked = 182 calories of arborio rice. Yay figured it out!

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CMIGHTYM Posts: 348
2/15/07 1:20 P

ah, i had a risotto-estimating problem a couple of weeks ago. i just used the closest approximation sparkpeople had for cooked rice, plus the olive oil, cheese, onions, peas, and ham i added to the mix. it was a rough estimate, but it was better than a poke in the eye. i don't remember how much it came to, though...

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KMEMN1 Posts: 357
2/15/07 12:03 P

It could be right.
Some foods like that seems so innocent but really pack a wallop!

DIDDSIE Posts: 100
2/15/07 11:53 A

I know my package of rice shows the calories for uncooked rice, which makes sense, because when you're measuring you're measuring the uncooked rice.

it also lists approximate values for the cooked rice, but yeah. Uncooked.

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THUNDERGIRL Posts: 307
2/15/07 11:45 A

Hello friends, I am trying to figure out a few items calorically and I am a little stumped and hoping that someone here can help me out.

I had homemade risotto last night, about a cup of it cooked with clams, scallops and cod. I'm sure it didn't have a ton of fat, maybe a tablespoon of olive oil to start it out but I am not sure about the arborio rice itself.

I looked on the package of rice and it said that one serving was 1/4 cup and 182 calories. It also said that there were 20 servings in the package. Now this makes sense if the servings are 1/4 cup dry because there are way way more than 20 1/4 cup servings of that stuff cooked. Hell, husband made 1 cup of rice and it turned into probably 5 cups cooked! But I know on the other hand that usually serving sizes are given in the final, cooked form of foods.

So what is it? I can't imagine that 1/4 cup cooked risotto has 182 calories, I mean, maybe, but that's just not that much rice in there!

What do you think? Cooked, uncooked? Am I crazy?

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