Does rice double when cooked?

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “does rice double when cooked” with an in-depth analysis of whether or not rice doubles when cooked. Moreover, we are going to discuss to which extent different variants of rice expand after cooking along with the shelf life of cooked rice.

So without much ado, let’s dive in and figure out more about it.

Does rice double when cooked?

Whether the rice doubles or triples in size depends upon the particular type of rice that you are cooking. Moreover, the cooking technique that you are using and the amount of water that you are adding to the rice also affect the amount of rice that you get after cooking. But one thing is for sure that the rice expands when cooked.

Basmati rice

So if you are cooking 1 cup (240 ml) of the basmati rice by adding 1 ¾ cups of water in it, then after cooking for approximately 15 minutes, you will get about 3 cups of cooked rice. 

Brown rice

In case you are cooking 1 cup of brown rice by adding 2-2 ½ cup of water in it, then after cooking for approximately 45-50 minutes, you will get about 3-4 cups of the cooked rice.

Parboiled rice

If you are cooking 1 cup of parboiled rice by adding 2-2 ½ cup of water in it, then after cooking for approximately 20-25 minutes, you will get about 3-4 cups of cooked rice.

Jasmine rice

If it is 1 cup of jasmine rice that you are cooking along with adding 2 cups of water in it, then after cooking for approximately 15 minutes, you will get about 3 cups of cooked rice.

Sticky rice

If it is 1 cup of sticky rice that you are cooking along with adding 2 cups of water in it, then after cooking for approximately 15 minutes, you will get about 3 cups of cooked rice.

White medium grain rice

If you are cooking 1 cup of white medium grain rice by adding 1 ½ cups of water in it, then after cooking it for 15 minutes, you will get about 3 cups of cooked rice. 

White long-grain rice

If you are cooking 1 cup of white long-grain rice by adding 1 ¾ -2 cups of water, then after cooking it for 15 minutes, you will get 3 cups of cooked rice.

Wild rice

If you are cooking 1 cup of wild rice then after cooking it, you will get 3 cups of cooked wild rice.

Quinoa

If you are cooking 1 cup of quinoa by adding 2 cups of water, then after cooking it for 15 minutes, you will get 3-4 cups of cooked quinoa.

You can read about the health benefits of quinoa here.

Barley

If you are cooking 1 cup of barley by adding 4 cups of water, then after cooking it for 45-50 minutes, you will get 4 cups of cooked barley.

Black japonica

If you are cooking 1 cup of black japonica by adding 2 cups of water, then after cooking it for 50 minutes, you will get 3 cups of cooked black japonica.

Texmati rice

If you are cooking 1 cup of texmati rice by adding 1 ¾  cups of water, then after cooking it for 15-20 minutes, you will get 3 cups of cooked rice.

Sushi rice (Calrose)

If you are cooking 1 cup of sushi rice by adding 1 ¾ cups of water, then after cooking it for 18-20 minutes, you will get 2 ½ cups of cooked sushi rice.

Other FAQs about Rice which you may be interested in.

How long does rice flour last?

Does sticky rice have gluten?

What is the shelf life of cooked rice?

The cooked white rice lasts for about 4-6 days in the fridge if stored properly at or below 40°F in an air-tight container or plastic zipper bag.

It should also be kept in mind that the shelf life of the cooked rice depends upon the method by which the rice was cooked and the ingredients that were added to the rice along with the storage conditions.

The shelf life of the cooked rice is the longest when they are properly stored in the freezer. They generally last for about 6 months in the freezer if stored properly in an air-tight container, plastic freezer bag, or heavy-duty freezer container. It is recommended to thaw the cooked rice in the refrigerator overnight and afterward reheat and eat it.

Cooked rice lasts for about 2 hours when left at room temperature. The bacterial growth takes place at a faster pace between 40°F and 140°F so if cooked rice is kept out for more than 2 hours, there is a great chance that bacteria and other microbes will find their way to it and will spoil it. 

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we answered the question “does rice double when cooked” with an in-depth analysis of whether or not rice doubles when cooked. Moreover, we discussed to which extent different variants of rice expand after cooking along with the shelf life of cooked rice.

Citations

https://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/rice/rice-cooking-chart.asp

https://whatscookingamerica.net/Pasta_Rice_Main/Perfect-White-Rice.htm

Mahnoor Asghar is a Clinical Nutritionist with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is compassionate and dedicated to playing her part in the well-being of the masses. She wants to play a fruitful role in creating nutrition and health-related awareness among the general public. Additionally, she has a keen eye for detail and loves to create content related to food, nutrition, health, and wellness.