Converting dry weights to cooked weight
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First up in this week’s Q & A Thursday, Peta asks if there’s a simple way to convert the dry weight of carbs like rice and pasta, to cooked weight or volume?
Carbohydrate foods like rice and pasta absorb a lot of water during cooking. However, there’s no one rule you can follow to convert from dry to cooked weight.
Instead I’ve found this list of conversion measures at Ellen’s Kitchen to be really useful. It covers a wide range of foods and converts from volume to weight and dry to cooked.
It gives imperial measures, so I then use the google calculator function to convert into metric.
What is Q & A Thursday?
This post is part of Q & A Thursday – a weekly burst of blogging, where you get to dictate the subject matter. Q & A Thursday is all about simple, practical answers to food and diet dilemmas sent in by readers. If you have a question you’d like answered, then either leave a comment or send me an email. For more information you can take a look at the Q & A Thursday archives.