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Prefferably in some "fast" measurements - like cups, spoons, etc. And also how much water should I add to the rice-cooker.

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What are you cooking? It depends on how much there is to eat beside the rice. –  rumtscho May 21 '12 at 11:49
can you specify which kind of cups... there are many cups of different sizes.. –  Daniele B Jan 14 '13 at 12:47
Daniele B: Cup like this: backgroundsy.com/file/large/red-coffee-cup.jpg it worked for me with the amount described in the accepted answer –  Tomáš Fejfar Jan 14 '13 at 16:47
Regarding water, see the question How do I determine the amount of water I need to use with my eletric rice cooker –  unor Apr 6 '14 at 10:31

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I usually use 1/4 cup per person for a smallish portion, and 1/3 cup per person if you're a bit hungrier. You'll probably want to check the instructions for your rice cooker to check exactly how much water you should add as different manufacturers vary. I believe the one I used in the past needed an equal quantity of water to rice.

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Worked fine with ~1/3 cup rice and little more water. –  Tomáš Fejfar May 21 '12 at 12:09

I usually cook 1/2 cup (measuring cup 8oz) rice per person...in the rice cooker or on the stove you want to double the water....ie 1/2 cup rice to 1 cup water....1/3 cup rice to 2/3 water...2cup rice to 4cup water...etc...

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That would be 4oz or 120ml. –  Zenadix Nov 1 '14 at 3:17

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