"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains...
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-12-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
Head Chef
 
legend_018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 1,188
ISO Is 1 cup rice enough?

I'm cooking for 4 people. We are having Meditearean Chix over rice, french bread and a brocoli cheese bake.

The rice box I have calls for 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice. I think it makes a good amount.

Is that enuf for 4 people? It should be right?

__________________

__________________
My Blog
legend_018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2007, 10:41 AM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
Legend,
were it me, I would double the recipe. I know how my DH and one or two of our kids eat and one cup of rice just is not enough for us. To be one the safe side I always err on the side of too much instead of not enough.

kadesma
__________________

__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2007, 11:23 AM   #3
Head Chef
 
legend_018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 1,188
Quote:
Originally Posted by kadesma
Legend,
were it me, I would double the recipe. I know how my DH and one or two of our kids eat and one cup of rice just is not enough for us. To be one the safe side I always err on the side of too much instead of not enough.

kadesma
Thanks. well maybe I'll do 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of water.
__________________
My Blog
legend_018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2007, 11:30 AM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,156
I would definitely double it, especially if you are serving any men. Most men I know like a lot of rice to spoon sauce on.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2007, 11:48 AM   #5
Head Chef
 
Caine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: CHINATOWN
Posts: 2,314
Send a message via MSN to Caine
This is why 65% of American adults are overweight or obese!

A serving of rice is 1/2 cup, cooked. One cup of uncooked rice with two cups of water will result in two cups of cooked rice. Divided amongst 4 people, that is 1/2 cup each (no, I am not a mathematician, but lat night I watched one on TV!). The recipe is correct.
__________________
Caine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2007, 12:01 PM   #6
Head Chef
 
legend_018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 1,188
Instead of 1 cup rice - 2 cups water is it possible to do 1 1/2 cups of rice and 3 cups water? I'm assuming simmering part of 20 minutes will remain the same no matter what I decide.
__________________
My Blog
legend_018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2007, 12:22 PM   #7
Head Chef
 
Mylegsbig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 1,291
Add more. For some people rice is super addictive.

Once I start shovelling it in my gaping maw it's only a matter of time before the whole dish is wiped out.
__________________
3..2..1.. HUSTLE! HUSTLE!
Mylegsbig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2007, 03:59 PM   #8
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
I also vote to double it. Half a cup of cooked rice might be the "proper" serving, but it's pretty cheesy - especially if you're serving it with a dish that has a sauce.

Plus, leftover rice reheats easily for another meal, or can be mixed in with the dog's food (if you happen to have a dog - lol).

I normally make the 1-cup-of-rice recipe for my husband & myself & save leftovers for lunch the next day (or make the dog happy - lol!!).
__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2007, 04:11 PM   #9
Executive Chef
 
YT2095's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Just left of Europe and down a bit.
Posts: 3,875
Send a message via MSN to YT2095
to ME it seems strange to be serving rice AND bread?
it`s normaly one or the other.

I guess it all depends on how much of the Other stuff will be present on the plate.
__________________
So long and Thanks for all the Fish ;)

YT2095 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2007, 04:15 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
I don't find the bread/rice combo strange at all.

I frequently serve plain Italian bread or garlic bread with pasta dishes, & also serve baguettes with gumbos & other dishes that incorporate rice. And pretty much every restaurant on the planet serves you bread, regardless of what you order.

Where did you here that it was "normally one or the other"?
__________________

__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.