Making rice in bulk

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  1. Swordbreaker

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    I need to make rice in bulk for about 50 or so people as a side dish. I'm planning on just making white rice, probably basmati, to pair with black beans. How much would I need and what would be the best method of doing so?
     
  2. cheflayne

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    I would do a rice pilaf using 1 gallon raw rice. Once the liquid has been added and brought to a boil, cover pan tightly and finish in oven.
     
  3. chefross

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    The usual ratio for rice is 1:1.5, so one gallon of rice as cheflayne suggest above, would need 2 1/2 gallons of water or stock.
    Alternately you could go with 1 ounce raw times 50 plus a little more or 3 1/3 pounds.
     
  4. chefbillyb

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    2 to 1 water to rice in a 4" full pan cover and bake in oven.
     
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  5. Seoul Food

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    Depends on your serving size. I can get about 50 to 60 scooped portions for 1.5 to 2 qts of dry rice and add liquid at a 1:1.5 ratio. If your doing a catering where people may just help themselves the 3 qt suggestion from another user would be better.
     
  6. french fries

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  7. someday

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    Nevermind lol.
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  8. rick alan

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    No French Fries, that would be 1.5 gallons of liquid, and since the rice is at least 1/3 empty space, "total volume" for everything would be less than 2.5 gallons.
     
  9. chefross

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    DUH!!!!!! I just saw that.......it should read 1 gallon of rice and a gallon and a half of water
     
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  10. butzy

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    I need to make a similar amount this weekend.
    I'll use 3 kg rice and will cook in plenty water as I find that the immersion method doesn't work too well with big batches.
    I'll boil till the rice is soft and then transfer to a colander over boiling water to drain of the water and keep it hot
     
  11. rick alan

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    Ahaha yeh, heat transfer problems if piled too high, I have to suppose that is why paella pans are large and shallow.
     
  12. Iceman

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    I'd got to the Chinese restaurant down the street and buy the cooked white rice in bulk. Mix it with whatever you want and call it done.
     
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