How much rice do you usually eat for a meal?

@youless (95251)
Guangzhou, China
May 30, 2008 10:32am CST
In usual, I eat no more than one bowl of rice. Rice isn't the necessary food for me. And I like eating other dishes much more. And this is why my family think I eat like a cat. I don't need a lot of rice, but I love eating meats and vegetables.
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@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
1 Jun 08
wow, a bowl of rice and your family still think you eat like a cat. what kind of bowl are you using at home? i too eat a bowl of rice at meal times. there are exceptions of course, especially when i get my favourite dishes. in fact, all of us at home eat a bowl of rice only during meal times. we will all go for more rice if we get our favourite dishes. so when we cook rice, we will also see what's for dinner that day. if there are favourite dishes of a few members, we tend to cook more rice.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jun 08
I don't eat a full bowl of rice. My husband said my four years old son eats even more than me. His bowl has more rice than mine. So you can imagine it
• Singapore
2 Jun 08
wow you must really have a small appetite. i think i won't be able to sleep if i don't get at least one full bowl of rice a day. when i get my favourite dishes, i can even eat up to two full bowls of rice. guess i'm quite a greedy person. i love to eat and i eat when i'm happy. i'll also drown my sorrow in food.
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• Malaysia
30 May 08
Usually people here eat rice and noodle at all meal, and most eat one bowl. But sure I eat more than one bowl, mostly two but sometime three. But eating too much starch food not that good isn't it?
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@GardenGerty (106536)
• United States
30 May 08
They are telling us more and more to eat fewer starches, that is also called carbohydrates. The body needs carbohydrates, but the ones that come from processed rice and noodles, and not whole grains can cause our body to have glucose problems.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 08
My husband eats two bowls of rice, but in fact he can eat more. He doesn't eat more than 2 bowls of rice as he is afraid of being fat
• United States
1 Jun 08
Depends on what the rest of the meal is.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jun 08
That's a good point
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
31 May 08
hi. i used to eat at least 3 cups of rice. But, since I was diagnosed as type II diabetic, i slowly reduced it until I reached a cup nowadays. Mostly, I eat more viands than rice.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
I hope you will have a good health, my dear friend.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
thanks and to you too...
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@roi452 (232)
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
I too eat no more than 1 cup of rice per day. Half-cup on breakfast and another half for lunch. i love eating fruits and vegetables and sandwitches usually at dinner.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jun 08
We seldom eat sandwiches as dinner.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
Hi youless! I do love rice but I am really cutting on it. I used to eat two cups of rice, then cut it down to one and one-half. Now, I am down to one cup of rice and I eat rice twice a day, for lunch and dinner. Take care and God bless!
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Jun 08
Thanks for your response.
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Hey yl, I love rice & gravy,chicken & rice,rice w/ beef boullion & just plain rice w/ salt & pepper.I don't eat it for every meal but I could LOL +'s :)
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jun 08
Thanks for your response.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
1 Jun 08
I don't eat a lot of rice or potatoes as they are very high is carbs and I am trying to lose some weight. But even when I wasn't dieting I never was much of a rice eater. But then I live in Canada and it isn't as big on our diets as it is on yours. When I do have some rice it is probably only about 1/2 cup and I never eat it plain. I have to have some soy sauce on it or I have to fry it in onions and paprika. I love meats and vegetables more and I eat a lot of salads.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jun 08
In China we tend to have plain rice with other dishes.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Normally I only eat rice for certain meals...like chicken and rice. My wife eats much more than I do and would have no problems with eating it at every meal.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jun 08
That's interesting. Here usually a husband eats much rice than wife.
@jeiyah_12 (1041)
• Philippines
31 May 08
I love eating! everything that I can possibly enjoy. I have this huge appetite for every food I see. I dunno why? It is just that eating for me is a matter of everything. I love making myself full, I feel a sense of contentment.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
I like cooking and I also enjoy cooking
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
31 May 08
Usually I eat half a bowl of rice. I don'e quite like to eat rice but for Chinese its traditional to have rice everyday or even every meal.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
It's true that rice is our main food in China.
• Philippines
31 May 08
the rice i am eating every meal is amounting to one cup of rice or less..i don't eat much i have the tendency of being full so fast..
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
You are lucky. I need more other food to make me full
@ericajoyce (1748)
• Philippines
31 May 08
In a meal, I eat three bowls of rice on each meal. But when Im really hungry, I make it one and a half or two. I love eating rice. I wanted to gain weight because Im thin.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
My mom shall be happy if I can eat so much
@xialinye (1403)
• China
31 May 08
just one bowl... i like eating dumplings and noodles.i think they are more delicious.umm... it's time for lunch. have a nice day,youless.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
Then we have a different diet. We don't often eat dumplings and noodles as dinner. Perhaps it'll be common for breakfast. I also wish you to have a nice lunch
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 08
I am not really a rice person... eventough rice is the staple food in my country... i can go on for days without eating rice... but i try to eat like a cup or two everyday... but when i don't feel like eating rice... i just go for noodles or bread... i think this is a good thing since the price of rice has sky rocketed for the past few weeks...
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
But in fact when rice price increases, other prices will increase, too. So even if I am not so keen on eating rice, I still don't like its price increases.
• Singapore
30 May 08
It is hard to compare. I eat one plate of rice. Yet how big is your bowl and how big is my plate? I like just enough rice but lol, I don't know myself what is just enough.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
That's a good question
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
30 May 08
we usually eat rice 3 times a day here in our place, although in my case i eat rice only during lunch and dinner since i oftentimes skip breakfast.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
We seldom eat rice as breakfast.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 May 08
I eat rice about once or twice a week. I alternate it with potato and pasta. I am vegetarian, so I have veggie or fruits as 80% of my diet.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
I am a little different, I like vegetables, fruits and also meats.
@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
30 May 08
I love rice sometimes I will eat just rice with a little salt on it for lunch. I love to eat it with meat and veggies but I also love the rice.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
I like to eat rice with this way.
• India
30 May 08
I like Rice but I avoid eating it on weekdays for lunch.The reason is eating Rice for lunch makes me extremely drowsy so much so that I find it very difficult to keep my eyes open at my workplace!Hence I try to completely avoid Rice.Otherwise at home I do have Rice daily at dinner time.We normally have Rice mixed with various dishes like Sambar(a liquidy preparation that contains vegetable pieces and other spices,Rasam(a kind of soup) and Curd(wow this is the best dish for me....the cooler the curd the better!). It is said that Rice is full of carbohydrates and one tends to get a potbelly if one eats too much of it.Also It is not advisable to have it if one has Diabetes.Else atleast for me now I like Rice and relish it.
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@youless (95251)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
When we have a full stomach, we also feel very sleep after it