I make all of my daughters food. And I was feeding her the boxed cereal this morning and thought why am I feeding her this crap when I've been cooking her food to avoid feeding her gross canned stuff. So I am going to make her cereal and I was just wondering if anyone had good recipes. I'm going grocery shopping today so any suggestions on what I should get for her? Btw she is 5 months
1/4 cup (around 1 oz) brown rice powder 8 fl oz (1 cup) water a little formula/breastmilk
To make the rice powder, grind brown rice in a blender or food processor. This is best achieved by grinding in small quantities - but to make the powder REALLY fine, we recommend trying a Coffee and Spice Grinder (advertisement).
You can use white rice if you prefer, but this page explains why brown rice is more nutritious.
Bring the water to a boil.
Add the rice powder, stirring constantly with a wire whisk.
Reduce the heat to very low and simmer gently for about 10 minutes (don't forget to keep stirring, or the rice will stick).
Then stir in enough formula or breastmilk to give the consistency that's best for your baby.
Once baby has been introduced to fruit, you could always add a little of
his favourite puree.
I used that recipe only I had to use a little more water for some reason. Also, I made the mistake of stopping after like 3 minutes because it "looked" done to me... I couldn't figure out why he didn't like it... The rice was still hard because it didn't cook long enough. lol.
He ended up preferring oatmeal powder (slow cook oats) or barley powder cereal over the rice.