How much uncooked rice makes 4 cups of cooked rice?

In this article, we will answer the question “How much uncooked rice makes 4 cups of cooked rice?”, and how to cook rice.

How much uncooked rice makes 4 cups of cooked rice?

1 cup uncooked white riceYields 3 cups of cooked white rice
1 cup brown whole grain riceYields 4 cups of cooked rice
1 cup long-grain riceYields 3 cups of cooked rice
1 cup dry pre-cooked instant riceYields 2 cups of cooked rice
1 cup uncooked wild riceYields 3 cups cooked wild rice 
Assuming 1 cup of cooked rice per person
¾ cup (96 grams) uncooked riceServes 2 persons 
1 cup (180 grams) uncooked riceServes 3 persons
2 cups (360 grams) uncooked riceServes 6 persons 
Assuming 1/2 cup of cooked rice per person
¾ cup (96 grams) uncooked riceServes 4 persons 
1 cup (180 grams) uncooked riceServes 6 persons 
2 cups (360 grams) uncooked riceServes 12 person 

How many cups of rice is a serving?

A single serving of rice weighs about 90g, in uncooked form, which equals ½ cup. After cooking, when the rice doubles in size, ½ cup raw rice becomes 1 cup of cooked rice. Some people use ⅓ cup uncooked rice for a single person serving. For two light eaters, 1 cup of uncooked or raw rice would be enough.

How to make perfect rice every time?

Rinse the rice before cooking

Washing your rice not only prevents the rice from boiling over by removing excess starch but also keeps the rice from sticking. Pour the rice in a bowl or a colander and wash it with plenty of cold water. Rinse and repeat until the water runs clear. 

Add the right amount of water 

For long-grain white rice, use 2 parts water for 1 part rice. For brown rice, use 2 and a half parts water for 1 part rice. For wild rice, 4 parts water for 1 part rice. After adding the water, add a teaspoon or two of salt.

Cook on medium heat 

Cooking the rice on high heat won’t make them cook faster. Instead, It will lead to either unevenly cooked rice or burnt rice. Therefore, the key is to let the rice cook on medium heat.

Place a kitchen towel between the pot and the lid 

When the rice begins to boil and you can see the rice right below the water, place a kitchen towel across the top of the pot and close the pot with a lid. Tuck the ends of the towel so It won’t start a fire. Placing the towel will ensure that the rice doesn’t become soggy due to condensation.

Turn the heat off after 15 minutes

Turn off the flame after 15 minutes but do not open the pot yet. Let the rice rest for at least 5 minutes. This will allow even distribution of steam and will prevent the rice on top from becoming too dry and those on the bottom from becoming too soggy. After 5 minutes, fluff up the rice using a fork and serve warm.

Invest in a rice cooker

Investing in a rice cooker will ensure perfectly cooked rice every time. You can buy a good rice cooker at kitchen stores, home goods stores, and online stores like amazon.

How to cook rice? 

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • salt

Instructions 

  1. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring it to a boil.
  1. Rinse rice under cold water until the water runs clear. 
  1. Add a pinch of salt. Cover and reduce heat to a low.
  1. Cook for 18 minutes.
  1. Remove the saucepan from heat and let it sit undisturbed for about 5 minutes. 
  1. Remove the lid and fluff up the rice with a fork. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition facts 

Calories 168
Carbohydrates 36g
Proteins 3g
Sodium 8mg
Potassium 53 mg
Iron 0.4mg
Calcium 17mg

What to serve rice with? 

You can serve your rice with Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Stir Fry Veggies, Chicken Curry, Hawaiian Chicken, Slow Cooker Chili, and Easy Swiss Steak, etc.

Got Leftover Rice?

Store the leftover rice within 2 hours of cooking to avoid the growth of any harmful bacteria. You can keep your rice in the fridge for up to 3 days

Can You Freeze Cooked Rice? Yes, you can freeze your leftover rice for up to six months. You can whip up quick sides with frozen cooked rice. Moreover, you can use the leftover rice in soups and stews, casseroles, etc.

Conclusion 

In this article, we answered the question “How much uncooked rice makes 4 cups of cooked rice?”, and how to cook rice.

References 

https://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/2009/03/how-to-cook-perfect-rice.html#:~:text=One%20(1)%20cup%20raw%20 rice,for%204%20to%206%20people 

https://www.food.com/recipe/rice-and-black-beans-rice-cooker-352673

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.