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").

    What are you cooking? It depends on how much there is to eat beside the rice.

    can you specify which kind of cups... there are many cups of different sizes..

    Daniele B: Cup like this: it worked for me with the amount described in the accepted answer

    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?

    See updated answer.

    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'.

    The cup I've been using is 300ml filled about 3mm below top edge (which is what i consider "full").

  • 1796foods

    1796foods Correct answer

    8 years ago

    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.

    Worked fine with ~1/3 cup rice and little more water.

    In my house, it's about a half cup of uncooked per person.

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