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A how much should I cook per person' guide for most common food-types.

Where applicable, all servings shown are estimated amounts for uncooked or raw produce.

See here for general advice on changing portion sizes.

UNCOOKED INGREDIENT SERVING PER PERSON
RICE
Basmati rice 75 g 2.6 oz
Brown rice 75 g 2.6 oz
Carmarge red rice 75 g 2.6 oz
Long grain rice 75 g 2.6 oz
GRAINS
Bulgar wheat 75 g 2.6 oz
Couscous 60 g 2.1 oz
Polenta 75 g 2.6 oz
PULSES
Heinz Baked beans 130 g 4 oz (1/3 can)
Dried beans 75g 2.5oz
Dried Chick peas (dry weight) 60 g 2 oz
Canned Chick peas Half a 400g can Half a 14 oz can
Lentils all types 70 g 2.5 oz
PASTA
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Any dried pasta or spaghetti 75g to 100 g 2.6 oz to 3.5 oz
Any fresh pasta 130 g 4.6 oz
NOODLES
Any dried egg noodles 75g 2.6 oz
VEGETABLES
Potatoes 175 g 6 oz
Broad beans 150g 5oz
Broccoli (½ a small head, untrimmed) 112 g 4 oz
Green beans (all types) 100g 3.5 oz
Cabbage (and other green, leafy vegetables) 100g 3.5 oz
Carrots 90g 3oz
Cassava 175g 6oz
Celery 40 g 1.5 oz
Jerusalem artichokes 150g 5oz
Peas (frozen or fresh) 85 g 3½ oz
Salad leaves 30g 1oz
Brussels sprouts (6 per person) 60 g 2 oz
CHEESE
Hard cheese (Cheddar etc) 30 g 1 oz
Cottage cheese 90 g 1 oz
EGGS
Chickens' eggs; as a meal 2 medium eggs per person  
Quails eggs; as an Appetiser 2 eggs per person  
Quails eggs; as a light snack 3 to 4 eggs per person  
Quails eggs; for a hearty breakfast 6 eggs per person  
MEAT
Beef: Fillet steak 225 g 8 oz
Beef: Rump steak 225 g 8 oz
Beef: Sirloin steak 225 g 8 oz
Beef: T-bone steak 450 g 16 oz
Lamb (leg, on the bone) 285 g 10 oz
Lamb (leg, off the bone) 225 g 8 oz
Boneless meat (sliced ham, chicken etc) 125 g 4.4 oz
Sausages 200 g 7 oz
FRESH FISH
Dover sole 225 g 8 oz
Huss (Rock salmon) 175 g 6 oz
Skate wings 175 g 6 oz
Salmon steaks 175 g 6 oz
Tuna / Swordfish steaks 120 g 4.3 oz
Whole fish (Bass / Snapper...) 350 g 12 oz
Shell fish (with shells) 500 g 1lb 2 oz
Prawns and shrimps (with shells) 300 g 11 oz
King prawns served in a curry etc. 5 large or 8 small 200 g frozen
BEVERAGES
Fruit juice 150 ml 5 fl oz
Smoothies 150 ml 5 fl oz
SOUP AND BREAD
Any home-made or commercial soup 250 ml 0.43 pint
SWEETS AND DESERTS
Ice-cream 112g 4 oz
Yogurt 150 ml 5 fl oz

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