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CF for white basmati rice?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by suz, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. suz

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    Does anyone have a carb factor for cooked, white basmati rice? I can never find an accurate one and never know if the measurements are for cooked, or raw....... ugh!

    Thanks in advance.....
     
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    Rice is one of the few foods I measure instead of weigh. For us, we use 50 grams a cup (cooked!) and we use white basmati.
     
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    We just ate a dinner with white basmati rice. We use a carb factor of 0.245 for it (2 cups of white Indian basmati cooked with 4 cups of water and 1 tsp of salt).
    We had originally weighed the dry rice, cooked it and then came up with this carb factor. Different brands seem to turn out differently so I would suggest to do the "works" for a certain brand and stick to it.
    Also, we need to wash the basmati thoroughly (about 6 times)-otherwise the starch will throw the cf off.
     
  5. Lizzie's Mom

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    We count 22 carbs for 1/2 of cooked, white, Basmati rice. It's worked well for us.

    As usual, YDMV ;)!

    ETA: I saw that someone mentioned rinsing the rice thoroughly. We do this too, then cook according to package directions - 1 cup rice, rinsed, to 1.5 cups water with a dash of salt. We also add a bit of butter while cooking. We get the Basmati rice that Sam's Club sells; 'Nature's Delite Premium Basmati Rice' from India.
     

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