Rice Calories

Rice Calories

Rice is one of the most common foods in the world. We see it almost everywhere, eat it and enjoy it too. But there are a few things we need to pay attention to when discussing rice calories.

You need to pay special attention whether the rice calories mentioned on the label are for raw dry rice or for cooked rice. There is a world of a difference between these two rice calories. Raw dry rice is thinner and lighter, so if you are measuring 3.5oz (100gr) or 1 cup – you get a lot of rice, which means a lot of rice calories. Cooked rice is thicker and heavier, so the same amount of rice has less rice calories. See the actual difference:

Cooked Rice Calories (white, long grain, regular):

  • 3.5oz (100gr) – 130 rice calories
  • 1 cup (158 gr) – 205 rice calories

Raw Rice Calories (white, long grain, regular):

  • 3.5oz (100gr) – 360 rice calories
  • 1 cup (195 gr) – 702 rice calories

Another thing is the type of rice. The rice calories can really vary according to the type. Let’s compare white rice calories, brown rice calories and wild rice calories:

White Rice Calories (long grain, regular, cooked):

  • 3.5oz (100gr) – 130 rice calories
  • 1 cup (158 gr) – 205 rice calories

Brown Rice Calories (long grain, cooked):

  • 3.5oz (100gr) – 111 rice calories
  • 1 cup (195 gr) – 216 rice calories

Wild Rice Calories (cooked):

  • 3.5oz (100gr) – 106 rice calories
  • 1 cup (164 gr) – 166 rice calories

And another tip: sometimes it is recommended to fry the rice with a bit of oil before boiling it to make less sticky. That may help the rice but not the rice calories. It is still oil and fat. So use only a little amount of oil and use a healthy oil.

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September 21, 2008. Tags: , , , , . calories, rice, rice calories.

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