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Fried Rice as a Main Dish for 30 People


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Fried Rice as a Main Dish for 30 People

peacockdreams | Aug 5, 2012 04:26 PM

I have been tasked with cooking a fried rice dinner for about 30 people (give or take). This will be my first time cooking for this many people. Oh, and I'll be cooking up this feast at a dry campsite. (!) I'll have a nice camp kitchen available along with a small crew of 5 people to lend a hand.

I'll probably cook rice the night before or earlier the same day since leftover rice is better for making fried rice. I have given some thought to making the rice at home and bringing it in bags to keep in the cooler, but I imagine rice for 30 would take up more room than I have.

The fried rice I make will be the only course and the organizers of the event have asked that I provide enough food for everyone to have seconds if they wish. I have a recipe in mind and I know how to scale it up, but I'm not sure how much to make.

Here are my questions: How much rice should I prepare per person so that each person can get two helpings? How much is a single-course serving (in cups)? Do you have any thoughts on bringing prepared rice vs cooking it on the spot?


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