Spaghetti Portion Size

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by MichaelW2, 14 Jan 2019.

  1. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Veteran

    According to the Men from the Ministry, one standard portion of spaghetti can be measured using your finger and thumb making a hole the size of a £1 coin.
    What common-all-garden or household object is equivalent to your spaghetti portion.
    Mine seems to be between a cotton reel and a large snail
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I still can't get 'rice' correct - either too much, or too little.
     
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  3. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    Pasta and rice both off the menu for me :cry:
     
  4. perplexed

    perplexed Guru

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Scales.
     
  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Get a spaghetti measuring fork.
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  6. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    This^^^^^

    Except I can never remember how much we cooked last time, and if it was too much or not enough........ :rolleyes:
     
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  7. One portion...................

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  8. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Spaghetti..I get about a inch thick bundle and simply snap it into 3.
    Put in pan ,it's about right for 2 servings.





    I throw the rest away...
     
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  9. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    For pasta I always use scales; 2oz if the pasta is being added to meat or veg, 3oz if it's not (maybe just adding a little lemon juice, olive oil and parmesan).
     
  10. irw

    irw Quadricyclist

    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    It’s been a while since we had spagetti, but Mrs IRW used to have a thing with holes in to measure it- always seemed like a meagre amount to me, so I always said to double it...!
     
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  11. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I use scales too, but when I have pasta (shells) with my veggie curries I usually have 150 g (5.3 oz)! Same for rice or cous cous. If I am not that hungry I would cut it down to 125 g (4.4 oz).
     
  12. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    Both pasta and rice the same: 4oz. Mrs B reduces it a little if it's with Quorn.
     
  13. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    Crikey!
     
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  14. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I am fairly tall - 1.86 m (6' 1").

    I did one of those nutritional needs questionnaires the other day and it reckoned that I need about 2,950 cals/day to maintain my weight. I am currently at about 84 kg (13 st 3 lbs) so those big portions aren't making me huge.
     
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  15. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Rice 65gms,more than enough.Spag well as much as i can get.
     
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