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How much does one cup of uncooked rice make?

Rice

1 cup of uncooked rice equal 3 to 4 cups of cooked rice.

   
How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?

1 Tablespoon

Cooking tips:
Can't find your tablespoon? 3 teaspoons is the cooking equivalent of 1 tablespoon.

   
How much salad oil is in one ounce?

Salad Oil

The cooking equivalent of 2 Tablespoons of salad oil is 1 ounce.

   
How much lemon juice is in a lemon?

Fresh Lemon Juice

When a recipe calls for lemon juice, 1 medium lemon is the cooking equivalent of about 2-3 tablespoons of juice.

   
What can I substitute for baking powder?

Baking Powder Substitute

You can substitute 1/4 tsp baking soda plus 1/2 tsp cream of tartar for 1 tsp of baking powder.

   
How many marshmallows in a cup?

Marshmallows

11 large marshmallows is the cooking equivalent of a cup. 10 mini marshallows is the cooking equivalent of 1 large marshmallow.

   
How many ounces of cheese in a cup of shredded cheese?

Shredded Cheese

4 ounces of cheddar cheese will make about 1 cup shredded.

   
How much onion does a medium onion make chopped?

Onions

One medium onion chopped equals about 1/2 cup.

   
How many tablespoons are in 1/4 cup?

1/4 Cup

The cooking equivalent of 4 tablespoons is 1/4 cup.

   
How many cups of pecans are there in a pound?

Pecans

The cooking equivalent of about 1 pound of pecans in the shell equals 2 to 2 1/4 cup of shelled nuts.

   
How many cups are there in a pound of sugar?

1 Pound Sugar

The cooking equivalent of 2 1/4 cups is a pound of granulated sugar.

   
How much whipped cream does one cup make when it's whipped?

Whipping Cream

1 cup whipping cream is the cooking equivalent of 2 cups when whipped.

   
How much soup is in a small soup can?

Measuring Soup

One small soup can is the cooking equivalent of 1 1/4 cups liquid.

   
How much orange juice is in one medium orange?

Orange Juice

Orange juice from one medium orange would be about 2 to 3 tablespoons of juice.

   
How much dry yeast do I use for a cake of yeast?

Yeast

2 tablespoons of dry yeast is the cooking equivalent of 2/3 ounce cake of compressed yeast.

   
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