Cups of Rice to Pounds

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Cups of Rice to Pounds

Postby Glider4035 » Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:56 am

Rice comes in 10 pound bags, but is measured out in cups. If I want to determine the cost of ingredients I need to measure by unit cost in this case Cents/Cup. Although I know the bulk density of rice is 45 I am still not sure how to make the conversion from lbs to cups. :?

Postby Guest » Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:02 am

The bulk density of 45 is ONLY useful if you know the associated units.

The US Rice Federation gives approximate densities of 1 cup dry rice = approx. 7 oz. (wt.), or 1 lb. dry rice = approx. 2 1/4 c. (vol.)

So your 10 lb bag is about 22.5 cups.

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