Homemade Baby Food: Rice Cereal

Congratulations on meeting this big milestone; your baby is ready to start trying some food! Since you’re reading this recipe you probably already know that the big brand, pre-made, store bought equivalent is an expensive, preservative packed inferior alternative (but we included the ingredients at the bottom just to make you feel good about your decision to make it from scratch).

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Short grained brown, basmati or jasmine rice.
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 cup formula, breast milk or water

Directions:

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in saucepan
Add rice. simmer until all the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir once at about the 10 minute mark.

Once the rice is cooked, add the 1/2 cup of forumula or breast milk and puree in your blender.

Serve warm

Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days.

These are the infant rice cereal ingredients from a leading baby food brand:

RICE FLOUR, TRI- AND DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SOYBEAN OIL, SOY LECITHIN, MIXED TOCOPHEROLS (TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS), ELECTROLYTIC IRON, ZINC SULFATE, ALPHA TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E) NIACINAMIDE (A B VITAMIN), PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), THIAMIN MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), FOLIC ACID (A B VITAMIN), VITAMIN B12 (CYANOCOBALAMIN)