I have a recipe that calls for 1 lb of glutinous rice flour (mochiko), but I don't have a kitchen scale. Approximately how many cups would this be equivalent to?

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Around 2.5 - 3 cups (2.8 exactly) but I doubt exactness is necessary for your recipe if your willing to guess by volume.

May I suggest investing in some scales they will only set you back £14 for some bog' standard ones which will work just fine for home use.

  • This one is so accurate that it is spooky.
    – Jolenealaska
    Feb 18, 2015 at 2:18
  • Thats only $14.40 as well, so whats that in GBP? £9.38, Same price as a nice bottle of wine. Bargain.
    – Doug
    Feb 18, 2015 at 2:22

According to the blog Fox in the Kitchen, 1 cup of glutinous rice flour weighs 204 grams, or .45 lbs. So 1 pound would be 2.22 cups.

FYI, 204 grams/cup meshes exactly with what Bob's Red Mill says on its nutrition label for glutinous rice flour. So perfectly, as a matter of fact, that I wonder if that's where the blog listed above got it.


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