Baby Food recipes : Homemade Rice Cereal

Benefits of Making Homemade Rice Cereal for your Little One

As your baby grows, you will need to start supplementing breastmilk or formula with purees and soft foods. This will prepare her for all the eating she will do as she gets older. Homemade rice cereal is a great first choice for feeding young babies!

One reason for that bold statement is rice cereal could be the easiest baby food to make. Save the more difficult recipes for later, when you have some experience and your baby is on a better routine -- meaning you have a little more time. Even one days you are busy, the cereal can be made in less than 15 minutes!

By making the cereal for your baby, you are able to control exactly what goes into her little tummy. With so many store-bought cereals fortified with iron and countless over minerals, you may want to find something more basic. With making cereal yourself, you can choose to use just rice or add fruits for a more wholesome meal.

When made just like my recipe, homemade rice cereal is bland enough to appeal to most all babies. You typically don't have to worry about taste aversions since it's not very rich. Plus, their tummies may better handle going from the taste of formula or breastmilk to a bland rice better than flavorful fruit or vegetable.

As you can see, homemade rice cereal is a great place to begin if you wish to make all of your baby's meals. Following my recipe is inexpensive, easy, and convenient! Plus, it lets you be in charge of what your baby is consuming, making it perfect for those with sensitive stomachs or babies that have aversions to certain tastes. Give it a try and you'll likely se your baby want more cereal!

Homemade Rice Cereal

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You will need …

  • ¼ cup rice powder

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup milk (formula or expressed breast milk)

  • 1 tsp sugar.

How to make Homemade Rice Cereal

  1. Bring the water to boil in a sauce pan.

  2. Add rice powder while stirring constantly.

  3. Simmer for at least 5-7 minutes while whisking constantly. Add 1 tsp sugar.

  4. Add milk slowly and let simmer for 5 minutes on slow flame. Serve warm.

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Homemade Rice Cereal Tips:

  1. You can add fruit purees (apples or banana or papaya) to make it more tasty and wholesome.
  2. To obtain rice powder, grind rice grains in a blender or food processor. Shif through a fine strainer.
  3. You can vary  this recipe slightly to make rice kanji which is especially invaluable in episodes of upset tummies (diarrohea). For this, boil 1 cup water and add 30 grams (or 2 tbsp) of rice powder to make the solution into a thin liquid. Add one teaspoon of salt and water to this liquid to make it up to 1 litre. Feed as per requirement from time to time.

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