How much rice should I cook per person?
I would like to know how much rice I should cook per person. Preferably in some "fast" measurements - like cups, spoons, etc.
It would also be nice to know how much water should I add to the rice-cooker.
Edit: I want to have the rice as a side dish, usually with some kind of stew.
Edit: The cup I've been using is 300ml filled about 3mm below top edge (which is what i consider "full").
Daniele B: Cup like this: http://www.backgroundsy.com/file/large/red-coffee-cup.jpg it worked for me with the amount described in the accepted answer
Regarding water, see the question How do I determine the amount of water I need to use with my eletric rice cooker
It's a bit late at this point (rumtscho asked this a few years ago too) but as long as you're editing... what part of the meal is the rice?
The cup that you're using for measuring -- what size is it? I have mugs from 6 fl.oz (~175mL) to 16 fl.oz (~475mL). The US standard unit 'cup' is roughly 235mL, but there are other 'cup' measurements from 225ml to 250mL, and cases like measuring teapots in 5fl.oz (~150mL) 'cups'.
I usually use 1/4 cup per person for a smallish portion, and 1/3 cup per person if you're a bit hungrier. You'll probably want to check the instructions for your rice cooker to check exactly how much water you should add as different manufacturers vary. I believe the one I used in the past needed an equal quantity of water to rice.