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Old 01-03-2012, 10:37 PM   #31
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That's cooked rice, correct?
Yeppers, pretty certain. Perhaps somebody can back me up on this cooking lore:

one cup of uncooked rice = three cups of cooked rice
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:20 AM   #32
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I too wish we could switch to the metric system, but I don't see it happening anytime soon. The US had a plan to go metric when I was in college and now I've had my entire career and retired and there's still no progress in going metric. I sometimes wonder if the US is waiting for the world to recognize the error of their ways and go off the metric system. It's embarrassing to be the only significant country in the world not on the metric system. In fact the US may be the only country not on the metric system.
You know those signs outside banks and other buildings that give the temps? Well when we were trying to convert to metric, they were showing temp in metric only. So many people were ging inside and asking what the real temp was. They then switched to giving the temp in metric first and farenheight second. That didn't work either. We simply didn't like the change and were not willing to even try. We do not care of recipes that are given in metric. That is why you hear cooks form other countries give their measurements in mectric and decimal. That is if they wish to go global.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:17 AM   #33
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Yeppers, pretty certain. Perhaps somebody can back me up on this cooking lore:

one cup of uncooked rice = three cups of cooked rice
I don't see how that can be when it takes two cups of water for that one cup of uncooked rice. Maybe 2.5 cups due to the swelling of the rice.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:06 AM   #34
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Not yet--researching making an outdoor one--it would not work to cook indoors on a wood burning stove when it is 30C with a humidex of 100!
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You know those signs outside banks and other buildings that give the temps? Well when we were trying to convert to metric, they were showing temp in metric only. So many people were ging inside and asking what the real temp was. They then switched to giving the temp in metric first and farenheight second. That didn't work either. We simply didn't like the change and were not willing to even try. We do not care of recipes that are given in metric. That is why you hear cooks form other countries give their measurements in mectric and decimal. That is if they wish to go global.
Metric is decimal (it works by tens). People in the US use US measure. People in the British Commonwealth used to use Imperial measure. The liquid measure wasn't the same in those two systems.
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I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but about 10 years or so ago I began making wine as a hobby. Since many of the books I learned from reference metric measurements, I decided to swallow my US pride and learn it. Maybe "re-learn it" is a better phrase, since we had this stuff in grade school. Anyway, I'm glad I did. It really is much easier to use than our antiquated system and I, for one, would welcome the change.

By the way, in response to another post, the British haven't fully converted to metric in practice. They are just as stubborn as we are. Although gas is sold by the liter, everything over there is still measured in miles (just watch "Top Gear" sometime and you'll see what I mean). And I know quite a few Brits, albeit mostly my age or older, who also live by the inch and foot, and prefer Fahrenheit over Celsius.

And just try walking into a pub and asking for 0.57 liters of beer, rather than a pint.
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And just try walking into a pub and asking for 0.57 liters of beer, rather than a pint.
Ah, that's a funny one.
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one cup of uncooked rice = three cups of cooked rice
Rice expands as it cooks. It does not solely depend on the volume of rice plus the volume of water.

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We simply didn't like the change and were not willing to even try. We do not care of recipes that are given in metric.
That's it right there. Most Americans do not wish to go metric. People don't like change. It does not matter that the metric system is easier to use. It's unlikely that more than a few people ever give it any thought at all.

I'd switch in a second if I could, but I've accepted that it won't happen in my lifetime. In the mean time I can think and speak in metric if whenever I have dealings with international people, which isn't very often.
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As far as rice trippling I think it is a very common acurance.
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I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but about 10 years or so ago I began making wine as a hobby. Since many of the books I learned from reference metric measurements, I decided to swallow my US pride and learn it. Maybe "re-learn it" is a better phrase, since we had this stuff in grade school. Anyway, I'm glad I did. It really is much easier to use than our antiquated system and I, for one, would welcome the change.

By the way, in response to another post, the British haven't fully converted to metric in practice. They are just as stubborn as we are. Although gas is sold by the liter, everything over there is still measured in miles (just watch "Top Gear" sometime and you'll see what I mean). And I know quite a few Brits, albeit mostly my age or older, who also live by the inch and foot, and prefer Fahrenheit over Celsius.

And just try walking into a pub and asking for 0.57 liters of beer, rather than a pint.
There are only two things that are difficult about metric.
1) Getting used to Celsius for temperature
2) translating back and forth between metric and some antiquated, bizarre system.
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