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Portions per person

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.

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Rice - portions per person

UNCOOKED RICE SERVING PER PERSON
RICE
Basmati rice 75 grams 2.6 oz
Brown rice 75 grams 2.6 oz
Wild rice 75 grams 2.6 oz
Camargue red rice 75 grams 2.6 oz
Long grain rice 75 grams 2.6 oz
Rice 75 grams 2.6 oz
Long grain rice 75 grams 2.6 oz

Grains - portions per person

UNCOOKED GRAIN SERVING PER PERSON
GRAINS
Bulgar wheat 75 grams 2.6 oz
Buckwheat 60 grams 2 oz
Couscous 60 grams 2 oz
Polenta 75 grams 2.5 oz
Quinoa 60g 2 oz

Pulses - portions per person

SERVING PER PERSON
PULSES
Heinz Baked beans 130 grams 4 oz (1/3 can)
Dried beans 75 grams 2.5 oz
Dried Chick peas (dry weight) 60 grams 2 oz
Canned Chick peas Half a 400g can Half a 14 oz can
Dried Lentils all types 70 grams 2.5 oz

Pasta and noodles - portions per person

UNCOOKED PASTA SERVING PER PERSON
PASTA
Click here for pasta cooking times for almost all types of pasta
Any dried pasta or spaghetti 75 to 100 grams 2.6 oz to 3.5 oz
Any fresh pasta 130 grams 4.6 oz
NOODLES
Any dried egg noodles 75 grams 2.6 oz

Vegetables - portions per person

RAW Vegetable SERVING PER PERSON
VEGETABLES
Baby Asparagus tips 75 grams 2.6 oz
Large Asparagus spears 100 grams 3.5 oz
Green beans (all types) 100 grams 3.5 oz
Broad beans 150 grams 5 oz
Broccoli (½ a small head, untrimmed) 112 grams 4 oz
Tenderstem Broccoli 60 grams 2 oz
Brussels sprouts (6 per person) 60 grams 2 oz
Cabbage (and other green, leafy vegetables) 100grams 3.5 oz
Carrots 90 grams 3 oz
Cassava 175 grams 6 oz
Cauliflower (½ a small head, untrimmed) 112 grams 4 oz
Celery 40 grams 1.5 oz
Jerusalem artichokes 150 grams 5 oz
Fresh Mushrooms 100 grams 3.5 oz
Peas (frozen or fresh) 85 grams 3½ oz
Potatoes 175 grams 6 oz
Spring greens 100grams 3.5 oz
Sweet potatoes 175 grams 6 oz
Salad leaves 30 grams 1 oz

Cheese - portions per person

SERVING PER PERSON
CHEESE
Hard cheese (Cheddar etc) 30 grams 1 oz
Cottage cheese 90 grams 1 oz

Eggs - portions per person

SERVING PER PERSON
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

Fresh fish - portions per person

FRESH FISH SERVING PER PERSON
SEAFOOD
Dover sole 225 grams 8 oz
Huss (Rock salmon) 175 grams 6 oz
Oysters 6 to 12 per person
Skate wings 175 grams 6 oz
Salmon steaks 175 grams 6 oz
Tuna / Swordfish steaks 120 grams 4.3 oz
Whole fish (Bass / Snapper / Trout) 350 grams 12 oz
Shell fish (with shells) 500 grams 1 lb 2 oz
Prawns and shrimps (with shells) 300 grams 11 oz
King prawns served in a curry etc. 5 large or 8 small 200 grams frozen

Drinks, beverages, soups - servings per person

SERVING PER PERSON
DRINK / BEVERAGE
Fruit juice 150 ml 5 fl oz
Smoothies 150 ml 5 fl oz
SOUP AND BREAD
Any homemade or commercial soup 250 ml 0.43 pint

Sweets and desserts - portions per person

SERVING PER PERSON
SWEETS AND DESSERTS
Ice-cream 112g 4 oz
Yogurt 150 ml 5 fl oz

Meat, steaks, chops - portions per person

RAW MEAT SERVING PER PERSON
MEAT
Beef: Fillet steak 225 grams 8 oz
Beef: Rump steak 225 grams 8 oz
Beef: Sirloin steak 225 grams 8 oz
Beef: T-bone steak 450 grams 16 oz
Chicken (bone in) 225 grams 8oz
Chicken (boneless) 125 grams to 142g 4.4 oz to 5 oz
Lamb (leg, on the bone) 285 grams 10 oz
Lamb (leg, off the bone) 225 grams 8 oz
Pork: Gammon 225 grams 8 oz
Pork: Bacon joint 225 grams 8 oz

Sliced cooked meat - portion per person

SLICED MEAT SERVING PER PERSON
SLICED COOKED MEATS
Sliced ham 125 grams 4.4 oz
Sliced chicken 125 grams 4.4 oz
Sliced turkey 125 grams 4.4 oz
Sliced beef 125 grams 4.4 oz
Corned beef 125 grams 4.4 oz
Sausages 200 grams 7 oz

Joints of meat - number served by joint weight

JOINTS OF MEAT; PORK, LAMB, BEEF, VEAL, VENISON etc
BONELESS JOINT PEOPLE SERVED BONE IN JOINT
450g [1 lb] 2 to 3 people 300g [10 oz]
900g [2 lb] 4 to 5 people 1.36 kg [3 lb]
1.36 kg [3 lb] 6 to 7 people 1.82 kg [4 lb]
1.82 kg [4 lb] 8 to 9 people 2.73 kg [6 lb]
2.27 kg [5 lb] 10 to 11 people 3.18 kg [7 lb]
2.73 kg [6 lb] 12 to 13 people 3.64 kg [8 lb]
3.18 kg [7 lb] 14 to 15 people 4.54 kg [10 lb]
3.64 kg [8 lb] 16 to 17 people 5.44 kg [12 lb]
4.08 kg [9 lb] 18 to 19 people 6.35 kg [14 lb]
4.54 kg [10 lb] 20 to 21 people 7.25 kg [16 lb]

Christmas turkey / chicken - how much per person

WHOLE TURKEY
Buying a whole festive turkey 450 grams (1 lb) for each person
WHOLE CHICKEN
Buying a whole festive chicken 450 grams (1 lb) for each person




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