# Rice, cooked and uncooked

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Found on google that the difference between rice uncooked and cooked in uncooked times 3.

So 100gr uncooked rice good for 342 kcal makes 1026 kcal when it's cooked.

Anybody recognize these calculations
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• Posts: 6,972 Member
I weigh my rice according to the nutrition label, which indicates dry weight. I don't bother weighing it cooked.
• Posts: 221 Member
edited August 2019
100g of uncooked rice will have the exact same amount of calories after it's cooked, assuming you only use water. The weight after it's cooked doesn't matter because it's only weight from the water that the rice has absorbed during the cooking process. As long as you weigh out 100g of rice knowing it's 342 calories, then you don't have to weigh it after you cook it. Add any additions separately (butter, broth, veggies, etc.)
• Posts: 31,931 Member
My 45g of raw brown rice cooks up to 120-140g of cooked rice after absorbing the water during cooking. So it does equal approximately three times the weight.

Same calories, obviously.
• Posts: 22,924 Member
edited August 2019
No, rice doesn't increase in calories by cooking it. The only difference is water content.

The usual process is to cook rice in water at 2 parts water to 1 part rice, so the ending volume is 3 times whatever the "parts" are.

But if 100g uncooked rice has 342 calories, that same rice cooked (only water added) still has the 342 calories, no more.

Why not just log an MFP database entry for the amount of rice you use? It's most accurate to weigh the uncooked rice, and log that using a database entry for dry rice; but if you forget to weigh it before cooking, just weigh it cooked and use an entry for cooked rice.
• Posts: 37,243 Member
edited August 2019

If it calls for 100gr uncooked same rice when cooked.. it just absorbed the water..

1/2cup Rice dry = 1 cup cooked rice.. same calories

Edit
Pretty much what Ann said . Lol

Btw.. depending on rice.. some are 1:1 ratio for cooking..
• Posts: 8,177 Member
I always weigh my rice dry. Most of the time I add it to a stew in the crockpot and let it absorb the extra liquid instead of using a thickener like flour or cornstarch. There is no way I could weigh it cooked when I do that.
• Posts: 2,241 Member
edited August 2019
Found on google that the difference between rice uncooked and cooked in uncooked times 3.

So 100gr uncooked rice good for 342 kcal makes 1026 kcal when it's cooked.

Anybody recognize these calculations

...no.

I don't know exactly what it was that you 'found on Google', but you seem to have misunderstood it quite dramatically. If you cook 100 g uncooked rice at 342 kcal, what you will end up with is about 300 g of cooked rice at... 342 kcal. Cooked rice is heavier than uncooked, due to the added water. That's all.

• Posts: 322 Member
I cooked 1 cup (233g) of dry rice yesterday in 2 cups of water. The cooked rice weighed only 577g, so it's not necessarily 3 x the dry weight.
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• Posts: 20 Member
Found on google that the difference between rice uncooked and cooked in uncooked times 3.

So 100gr uncooked rice good for 342 kcal makes 1026 kcal when it's cooked.

Anybody recognize these calculations

I don't understand this?
• Posts: 20 Member
So to be clear, cooked or uncooked the calories are the same?
• Posts: 20 Member
lx1x wrote: »

If it calls for 100gr uncooked same rice when cooked.. it just absorbed the water..

1/2cup Rice dry = 1 cup cooked rice.. same calories

Edit
Pretty much what Ann said . Lol

Btw.. depending on rice.. some are 1:1 ratio for cooking..

Explained
• Posts: 322 Member
edited August 2019
If you cook 100g of dry rice and consume the whole thing then the calories are the same but, if you cook 100g (dry weight) and eat only a portion of the rice you'd need to weigh the cooked rice, divide that amount by the amount of calories in the dry weight, multiply by how many grams you are eating.
It's much simpler to use the recipe builder function and weigh the dry rice, record the amount of calories. Then weigh the cooked rice, enter that weight in grams as the number of servings. Weigh your portion and enter that amount in grams as the serving size.
So 1g = 1 serving, as I've done (see my screenshot above). If I eat 234g of cooked rice I log it as 234 servings.

My original point was that this "cooked rice is 3 x heavier than dry rice" is nonsense.
• Posts: 20 Member
Time stay clear of rice , lol
• Posts: 20 Member
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• Posts: 4,021 Member
Follow the packet instructions, best bet is to weigh uncooked.
• Posts: 322 Member
KeelyM423 wrote: »
Time stay clear of rice , lol

Why? It's just rice, it doesn't have to be complicated 😁
• Posts: 20 Member
I'm only joking on that lol.

Plus I love rice lol
• Posts: 322 Member
edited August 2019
KeelyM423 wrote: »
I'm only joking on that lol.

Plus I love rice lol

I did hope so 😂 Seriously, if you're cooking the rice just for 1 portion then weigh and record it dry plus anything else you add to it (I used a stock cube and some spice yesterday).
If you're making more than one portion then build a recipe and let MFP figure out the calories.
• Posts: 20 Member
Great tip , thank you.