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amg1099
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How to count carbs from - brown rice packaging

Brown rice:

Can anyone help me on how to count the carb from here?
It says serving size 1/4 cup (45 g)
Makes 3/4 cup prepared
... Total carb 34 grams
What I don't understand how much is the carb amount when it's cooked? How do I count the carbs here let's say, if I make a fist size of brown rice, how much carb would that be?

If I say, have two cups of this rice, how much carb would it have? Thanks everyone



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Re: How to count carbs from - brown rice packaging

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Re: How to count carbs from - brown rice packaging

 serving size 1/4 cup (45 g)
Makes 3/4 cup prepared
...Total carb 34 grams

 

1/4 cup of dry rice would make 3/4 cup cooked rice with 34 grams of carb.

 

For easier math, I would round that off to be 11 grams of carb for each 1/4 cup COOKED, so 1 whole cup =44 (technically a little more), 2 cups = 88 grams of carb, etc.  I estimate most rice, couscous, pasta, etc.  to be 45 grams/cup (but that's not necessarily the case - just my estimate if I don't have packaging)

 

 

(sorry if anyone saw my previous post here. I misread the carbs and gave the wrong info).

 

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Re: How to count carbs from - brown rice packaging

When I read it before, I thought that 1/4 cup of rice is 34 grams of carbs...I'm confused :smileysad:


Pam01 wrote:

 serving size 1/4 cup (45 g)
Makes 3/4 cup prepared
...Total carb 34 grams

 

1/4 cup of dry rice would make 3/4 cup cooked rice with 34 grams of carb.

 

For easier math, I would round that off to be 11 grams of carb for each 1/4 cup COOKED, so 1 whole cup =44 (technically a little more), 2 cups = 88 grams of carb, etc.  I estimate most rice, couscous, pasta, etc.  to be 45 grams/cup (but that's not necessarily the case - just my estimate if I don't have packaging)

 

 

(sorry if anyone saw my previous post here. I misread the carbs and gave the wrong info).

 


 

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Re: How to count carbs from - brown rice packaging

i thought that based on the label, 1/4 cup = 34g carbs. 

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Re: How to count carbs from - brown rice packaging

That is confusing! I just got my package of brown rice, says pretty much the same. When I have it I figure 1/4 cup @ 32 carbs is a serving.

Why not ask on the eating well forum? We have great cooks, maybe some are good at this too? At least figure this out.
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Re: How to count carbs from - brown rice packaging

Amg,

 

Read Pam's reply again. 1/4 cup of DRY rice, makes 3/4 of COOKED rice. Pam figures it the same as I do, but I count 1 cup cooked at 45 grams. It is the exact same as Pam's calculation, because 45 grams divided by 4, is 11.25 grams per quarter cup of cooked rice. Pam's calculation is better math wise, as the .25 is dropped - as it should be. If that calculation had been .50, then it would have gone to the next higher number, ie: 11.50 x 4 = 46 grams. It works the same as when dosing insulin, or figuring any math problem. By the way, brown rice and white rice - are the same as far as carb grams go. The only difference in the two rices, is that brown rice takes longer to cook.

 

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Re: How to count carbs from - brown rice packaging

I have since cut back on consuming white rice because they said that brown rice isbetter for diabetics.

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Re: How to count carbs from - brown rice packaging

Dry rice expands when you add water and cook it. When you cook 1/4 cup of dry rice, you will get 3/4 cup of cooked rice. The carbs are the same, since water doesn't have carbs. So a cooked serving of 3/4 cup will have 34 carbs, the same as the dry 1/4 cup
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Re: How to count carbs from - brown rice packaging


amg1099 wrote:

I have since cut back on consuming white rice because they said that brown rice isbetter for diabetics.


Depends on what you mean by "better". :smileywink:

 

I'm not being confrontational or anything here, and I do have a genuine question: seriously, there's no carb difference between white rice and brown rice.  In my experience both give me a nasty high, even when I carb count accurately and don't guesstimate.  Is it the fiber content of brown rice that's supposed to lower the glycemic index or something, since that's the only think I can imagine changing it?