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How much rice is needed to feed 50 people?

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When feeding a group of 50 people, 25 cups of cooked rice are needed. The estimated serving size per person is 1/2 cup of cooked rice.

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When feeding a group of 50 people, an average of 3 to 4 pounds of uncooked rice are needed.

If serving pasta to a group of 50 people, 1/2 cup of cooked pasta is needed per person. This amount of pasta is equal to four or five 16-ounce packages of dry pasta.

The amounts of rice and pasta per person are calculated when being used as a side dish and not a main meal. If fewer sides are being offered, the portion sizes can be slightly increased.

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