Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Super Porridge

This is what the book is all about.  Making your own rice cereal for your baby.  It is super easy and has great health benefits using unrefined whole grains.

Suggested age to introduce: 6 months

Finely blend brown rice.  You want this super fine just let your blender break it down to powder form.  You can go ahead and blend as much rice as you want and store the blended stuff in your refrigerator/freezer in a tightly closed glass jar for up to a month.

Bring one cup of water to a boil on the stove top.  When it starts to boil turn the heat down to low and gradually sprinkle 1/4 cup of ground brown rice while whisking.  Cover the pot and keep it on low for about 10 minutes.  Stir frequently to prevent sticking or burning.

See it's that easy.  Depending on your babies age will make a difference in a few things- the consistency- and how much they eat.  Adjust to meet your needs.  You can store extra cooked cereal in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or in the freezer for 2-4 weeks.  Make it easier on yourself and store in individual servings.

Other whole grain homemade cereals you can make are: millet,barley,oatmeal, quinoa, etc. and mixed with an equally blended bean provides a super protein.

1 comment:

  1. I was really nervous to try this with my last baby because I thought it would be WAY to time consuming. You made it sound so much easier than I thought. I think I will try it with my next baby. About the beans with the other grains, I assume it is canned beans or do you blend them up dry. and what age can you start that at?