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Den Fisher
10-10-2004, 08:35 AM
I look on fitday.. and I'm seeing 350-550 cals per cup or wild rice and white rice.. that seems really high. Is this correct? If that's the case, I should just buy a big bag of rice and munch down on it because after I eat my fats, it's hard to even it out getting all the carbs in.. I could easily get 1500-2000 cals just on rice a day.

matrix5089
10-10-2004, 09:04 AM
if you can eat rice all day thats fine if not mix it up with other carbs like oats but you should be getting alot of carbs if you want to bulk up.

ryuage
10-10-2004, 09:23 AM
i get different numbers on fitday... i doubt it is that much you must be miscalculating or something... but heck I could eat 5000 cals on rice a day :)

Den Fisher
10-10-2004, 10:18 AM
If you search for white rice or brown rice, it'll say around 500-550 cals per one cup.

But if I type in just rice.. I'll see that this spanish rice and most of the other kinds on the front page only have around 150-280 cals per cup.

:confused:

Hopefully when I get some rice, I'll find out how much..

I remember the uncle ben's wild rice before was about 290 cals per cup.

ryuage
10-10-2004, 10:25 AM
look at calorieking.com

RBC13
10-10-2004, 05:03 PM
Are you eating your rice raw? I hope not. There are 650 cal in 1 cup of raw brown rice. I usually do .8 cups raw, which comes out to a half of a large panful cooked.

Behemoth
10-10-2004, 06:16 PM
Sounds about right. Rice is very calorie dense. White rice is ok, but there are better options for it if you like them... like brown rice or long and short grain basmati.

Vido
10-10-2004, 11:58 PM
Cooked rice is about 250 calories per cup...it's not going to differ much between various kinds (maybe as low as 200 or as high as 300, but certainly not 550).

Adetweiler
10-11-2004, 01:08 PM
Odd the numbers would differ so much. Rice does grow once you cook it though it absorbs all that water.

Vido
10-11-2004, 01:53 PM
Odd the numbers would differ so much. Rice does grow once you cook it though it absorbs all that water.

Right, 1/3 cup uncooked rice = 1 cup cooked rice