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March 20, 2011 1:14 PM
The nutritional info is 130 cal for 1/3 cup. Do you measure the oatmeal priot to cooking or after. The nuturitional information is below the cooking instructions on the package.....

I see that some of the measurements in the database indicate (dry....) I presumed it was the amount after cooking until I read that spec in the database. Now I am not sure! help!
March 20, 2011 1:15 PM
I always measure it dry.
March 20, 2011 1:17 PM
I always measure dry also.
March 20, 2011 1:17 PM
dry. same for rice or pasta too. The water doesn't add anything but volume.
March 20, 2011 1:19 PM
March 20, 2011 1:21 PM
I'm with the rest. Dry is the way to measure.
March 20, 2011 1:24 PM
As far as I know, everything is measured dry or uncooked depending on which applies.
March 20, 2011 1:24 PM
it's measured dry
March 20, 2011 1:27 PM
Dry for sure, weighing cooked item the weight will vary based on length of time it was left cooking, al dente pasta will weigh less after cooking than pasta cooked to the point of falling apart its soaked up so much moisture (assuming you start with the same amount of dry)
March 20, 2011 1:27 PM
The oatmeal I eat says a serving size is 1/2 cup dry.
Edited by bbygrl5 On March 20, 2011 1:28 PM
March 20, 2011 3:51 PM
thanks! I guess there is no conflicting opinion AT ALL! The good news is that I have been claiming that I have been eating much more than I actually have. i eat oatmeal ALOT! THere is no way that I am consuming 1 cup of dry oatmeal for breakfast! Maybe 1 cup of cooked ! Do you think it expands three times during cooking? I cook oatmeal for my whole family, so it is easier for me to measure my portion after it is cooked..... IE would 1/3 cup dry equal 1 cup cooked?
March 20, 2011 3:54 PM
I like 1 oz. of dry oatmeal to 10Lbs of water, it fills me up for the whole day :P
March 20, 2011 3:56 PM
1/2 cup dry is about 1 cup cooked.
March 20, 2011 3:57 PM
that totally depends on how much water you like yours to absorb... I mean it will only absorb so much anyway but I don't cook mine very long, i believe mine about doubles so 1/3 cup dry is about 2/3 cooked for how I cook mine.
March 20, 2011 4:13 PM
thanks everyone! VERY much appreciated!!!!wink
March 20, 2011 4:14 PM
I've been hoping measurements on here are dry unless stated, after all most people measure before they start cooking. Oatmeal probably expands to double or a bit more.
March 20, 2011 4:18 PM
I measure my oatmeal dry too. :)
March 20, 2011 4:19 PM
March 20, 2011 4:21 PM
Dry, because cooked would just be to messy. laugh

What about meat, do you measure it cooked or uncooked? I just realized they vary greatly between raw and cooked.

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