2 cups of dry rice equals how much cooked?

In this brief guide, we will answer ‘2 cups of dry rice equals how much cooked rice?’ Also, we will look into other varieties of rice and see how many cups they will yield.

2 cups of dry rice equals how much cooked?

1 cup of dry white rice is equal to 3 cups of cooked white rice. So 2 cups of dry white rice will be equal to 6 cups of cooked white rice.

How much rice is there per serving?

This depends on how you will eat your rice, whether the rice is being served as a side dish or main dish or will it be mixed with other ingredients or served as it is.

Based on many recipes they say 1 cup of cooked rice should be served as a single serving, whereas the USDA calls for ½ a cup of rice per serving.

Since everybody is unique and has their own needs, I say these recommendations are bogus: you should serve or eat what feels and looks right to you.

How many cups of water per cup of rice while cooking?

While cooking rice, this liquid to rice ratio is something which I’m sure confuses all. It follows a simple ratio of 1:2, meaning for every cup of rice add 2 cups of liquid which will yield about 3 cups of cooked rice.

So if you want to cook 2 cups of rice, by following the same ratio you will add 4 cups of liquid which will yield about 6 cups of cooked rice.

Other than water you can also cook your rice with chicken or vegetable stock that will give you a more prominent flavor profile for your rice.

Dried rice conversion (common varieties of rice)

Following is a conversion chart for the most common rice varieties used.

1 cup of uncooked white riceYields3 cups of cooked white rice
1 cup of brown wholegrain riceYields4 cups of cooked rice
1 cup long-grain riceYields3 cups of cooked rice
1 cup dry pre-cooked instant riceYields2 cups of cooked
1 cup uncooked wild riceYields3 cups of cooked rice

If we assume a cup of cooked rice per person then;

¾ cup (96 grams) of uncooked riceServes2 persons
1 cup (180 grams) of uncooked riceServes3 persons
2 cups (360 grams) of uncooked riceServes6 persons

Based on USDA’s guidelines of ½ cup cooked rice per person;

¾ cup (96 grams) of uncooked riceServes4 persons
1 cup (180 grams) of uncooked riceServes6 persons
2 cups (360 grams) of uncooked riceServes12 persons

What is the cooking time and liquid ratio for each variety of rice?

The chart below briefly describes how long you should cook each variety of rice and how much liquid you should add. Note that the rice needs to be cooked till all the liquid gets absorbed or the rice is tender ready to eat.

Rice varietyLiquid neededCook time
1 cup of white rice2 cups of liquid15 – 25 minutes
1 cup of brown rice6 cups of liquid45 – 50 minutes
1 cup of wild rice4 cups of liquid40 – 45 minutes
1 cup of basmati rice1 and ¾ cups of liquid15 minutes
1 cup of jasmine rice2 cups of liquid15 minutes
1 cup of short-grain rice4 cups of liquid20 minutes + 10 minutes of steaming
1 cup of medium grain rice1 and ½ cups of liquid15 – 20 minutes
1 cup of white long-grain rice2 cups of liquid15 – 25 minutes
1 cup of parboiled rice2 and ¼ cups of liquid20 – 25 minutes
1 cup of Arborio rice4 cups of liquid20 minutes + 10 minutes of steaming
1 cup of Koshi rice1 cup of liquid20 minutes + 10 minutes of steaming

 

How to cook rice?

If you have a rice cooker all you need to do is put in your washed rice and water and you are good to go but if you don’t have one, don’t worry we have your back. We have 2 easy ways you cook your rice without a rice cooker.

 

In a pot by boiling

 

Boil 2 cups of water in a pot with a teaspoon of salt. Slowly pour your cup of washed rice in boiling water and lightly stir the pot. Cover, reduce heat to a gentle simmer and leave it to cook for 15 minutes.

In a pot by sautéing before boiling

Over medium-low heat, heat a tablespoon of oil or butter in a large saucepan. Pour your cup of rice and stir to coat the fat around your rice. Cook for 5 minutes or till the rice becomes transparent. Slowly add your 2 cups of boiled water and a teaspoon of salt, cover and leave to cook for 15 minutes. 

Washing your rice before cooking ensures to remove the extra starch around your rice and gives you a more fluffy and separated end product.

For further reading about rice and other ways to cook them, please refer here.

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Conclusion

In this brief guide, we answered ‘2 cups of dry rice equals how much cooked rice?’ Also, we have looked into other varieties of rice and see how many cups they will yield.

Hopefully, you found this guide helpful. If you have any comments or questions please ask away.

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