How to make Homemade Organic Baby Rice Cereal
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Homemade Baby Rice Cereal

An easy recipe for homemade baby rice cereal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Baby Food

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup organic brown rice
  • 1 cup water
  • blender*

Instructions

  • Using a food processor or blender* grind the brown rice until it is a powder (this should take about 1 minutes unless you have a really powerful blender).
  • You can make the dry brown rice cereal in bulk (like 1 cup of rice at a time) and store it in a jar in your fridge. This stays fresh for a month or so.
  • While the brown rice is grinding bring 1 cup of water to a boil on the stove. Turn the heat down to the lowest setting and sprinkle 1/4 cup of the ground rice into the water while stirring briskly with a wire whisk. Keep on low heat for about 10 minutes and stir frequently to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot.  When it is done cooking it should look like porridge.
  • You can store this in the refrigerator for about a week and reheat individual portions (I started with about a tablespoon and gradually increased the amount).
  • If the porridge is too thick, you may add a bit of warm water before serving it.

Notes

*Over time I've found my blender to be more effective than my food processor for this! The fine grind is necessary for beginning eaters. If your baby is a little older and eating chunkier foods then you may only have to grind the rice for a half a minute or so. Add mashed banana, apple sauce, or sweet potato to your rice cereal for added flavor and vitamins. After introducing the rice cereal you may change the grain to oatmeal, barley, quinoa or millet. Or you can combine grains. Grinding is easier if you grind small amounts at a time (1/2 cup).