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Old 10-12-2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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Question Help! Measurement for cooked rice problem.

Okay, I love this video.

The problem is I have no idea how much 350 grams or 14 oz. or cooked rice is.

I mean, I get that 8 oz = one cup, IF we're talking volume but this sounds like a weight to me.

Should I just go with two cups of rice? It kind of looks about 2 cups-ish.

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Old 10-12-2010, 04:33 PM   #2
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You're in luck. I just cooked a cup of rice for fried rice. So I grabbed a scale and a measuring cup.

A cup of cooked rice weighs about 190 grams or 6.7 ounces. The whole cup of uncooked rice weighed out to 692 grams or a little over 1.5 pounds.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:58 PM   #3
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350 grams = ~12 ounces. I'd estimate that 12 ounces of cooked rice would be produced from 1 cup of uncooked rice.
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Thanks be to the both of you!

Many thanks. I'm writing this all down for future reference too. :)

The one thing that gets me about that recipe is who the heck measures cooked rice by weight? That's very odd. I can see pre-cooked weight, but post-cooked? Very strange.

Oh well, just another mystery of life I guess.

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Old 10-12-2010, 08:21 PM   #5
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...who the heck measures cooked rice by weight? That's very odd. I can see pre-cooked weight, but post-cooked? Very strange...

Fried rice was created as a means of using up leftover cooked white rice. That's why the recipe gives the measurement that way.

Now you can work on some of the other mysteries of life...
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I don't think many fried rice recipes are that definite in the amounts. I make mine to use up leftover rice also and add about what I'm in the mood for at that time or what else I want to use up.
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I don't think many fried rice recipes are that definite in the amounts. I make mine to use up leftover rice also and add about what I'm in the mood for at that time or what else I want to use up.
Many people do that. However, it's difficult to publish a recipe with directions that don't include quantities and ingredient names.
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I would agree that at times some recipes are not that definite, but this one is definite.

The rest of the ingredients are all very definite and the measurement is given for the rice, just not in a normal fashion.

What I was saying was that I've never heard of cooked rice being given in a measurement by weight and not volume.

It's odd.
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