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Posted by: aerdrie | 2007/12/06

Portion sizes

Dear diet Doc

I am following a food plan that recommends 6 - 8 Carb portions a day. The portion sizes for rice and pasta are contradictory though.
2 table spoons or half a cup. Two 15ml tablespoon are definitely not half a cup so which measure should I follow?

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Dear Aedrie
I think what may have happened here is that the 2 T refers to dry weight and the half a cup to the cooked weight of pasta and rice. In general most starches (rice, pasta, cooked cereals, mased potatoes, etc) are measured in half cups for 1 portion.
Best regards
DietDoc

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