This is a simple way of making your own Baby Food.
We are only using rice, water, and either breast milk or formula depending on your preference.
I like this because it makes baby food for our boy without all the weird chemicals in commercial baby cereal.
By doing this we control exactly what WT eats.
Additionally, I know that I can make him food that he can eat even if he is not old enough to go on the rice and beans disaster diet.
This is a pretty easy recipe to make.
While learning how to make baby food we learned lots of other recipes and ways of doing things.
- Formula/Breast Milk
- Cook Rice
- Blend to a paste
- Add enough milk or formula to get to the consistency you feed your child.
Could not be easier.
Something else you can do with this is portion it into ice cube trays to store in freezer for 6 months or so (as long as you would keep frozen Breast milk)
This allows us to mix it with warm formula to feed the baby without a lot of trouble (not that making baby cereal is trouble)
At the age he is eating baby cereal the new hasn’t wore off…. LOL
The way we are showing today is the easiest, and closest to the commercial cereal you buy in boxes at the store.
However you do have to grind the rice to make a flour.
Making our own baby food allows us to control exactly what goes into Williams body.
As parents, we want to ensure that he only gets the foods he needs without a lot of chemicals and sugars.
As parents we want him to have everything he needs to grow up strong, smart, and adaptable – and at this age the best thing we can do is to feed him well and give him lots of attention.
1/2 cup short grain brown rice (i like to use organic brown rice)
- Place the brown rice in a spice grinder or blender for 45 seconds-1 minute or until finely ground.
- At this point you can store the rice powder in a sealed container in the refrigerator or in a cool dark place.
- To make 1 serving for a 4-6 month old baby
- Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil and sprinkle in 2 tbsp of the ground brown rice.
- Whisk continuously for 30 seconds and then occasionally for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture is thick and creamy to prevent any lumps from forming.
Serve as is or with fruit or other additions as desired or recommended by your pediatrician