Originally Posted by Lovely
The nutritional value on the back of boxes (that I know of) ONLY includes what is actually IN the box. There may even be fine print somewhere on the box around the nutritional information that specifies that it's for the mix in the box only and not the meat.
I searched the box and no fine print- I was hoping there would be, and it's why I'm confuzzled. The only thing it says is: "Serving Size 3 Tbsp (38.0 g) 1 cup prepared". A prepared box- following the recipe- has 1 lb browned ground beef. I made 3 boxes w/ 1 lb ground beef, 2 lbs ground sausage. And I left out the optional oil, which would mess with the points, too... goodness! So I should assume the 3 pts are for the rice mix only, and then guesstimate how much meat was in there? If I had 1 cup of dirty rice, I'm sure the meat portion couldn't have been more than 1/8- 1/4 cup. Or does the fact that it says "1 cup prepared" include, at least, the 1 lb ground beef? How in the world would they take into consideration if someone used the optional oil... or if they used 7, 15, 20% fat meat, etc.
I'm so glad I don't make this kind of stuff very often. :\