Made In House Baby Rice Cereal

This recipe for Homemade Baby Rice Cereal is really easy to make for your little one, and it only requires one ingredient! It’s also totally freezer-friendly, making it a wonderful addition to your collection of pureed baby foods. As a Stage 1 baby food, it is excellent for infants 4-6+ months old and older.

Home Made Baby Rice Cereal

Natural brown rice baby food is a great source of magnesium, selenium, and manganese. For a developing infant, it is an excellent source of fiber, protein, and several other vital vitamins and minerals.

It’s a filling and tasty way to start your baby off with food, and you can simply combine it with other purees, such fruit or vegetables!

It’s also one of the simplest purees you can create for your baby, this homemade baby cereal! One ingredient and less than an hour of work are all you need.

To make the baby rice cereal in this recipe, we will boil the brown rice, puree it, and then freeze it into convenient cubes. I’ve discovered that using this cooking technique yields the smoothest, creamiest baby cereal you’ve ever seen. Furthermore, nothing compares to having a supply of nutritious baby purees in the freezer at your disposal!

FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT THIS BABY RICE CEREAL

  1. simple to  make
  2. One ingredient puree
  3. basic and healthy ingredients
  4. Great for freezing and freezer-friendly
  5. devoid of allergies such as corn, dairy, soy, and gluten
  6. rich in fiber, manganese, protein, selenium, and magnesium, all vital nutrients for a developing infant
  7. For kids 4-6 months and above, works nicely blended into various combination purees — stage 1 puree
  8. mild flavor
  9. smooth and creamy

INGREDIENTS

Check out the recipe card below for the complete list of ingredients and directions!

Rice: For this dish, I suggest using organic short grain brown rice. Compared to white rice, which has had all of its essential elements removed, brown rice is packed with nutrients and offers several health advantages. Because organic brown rice is not sprayed with pesticides and there is very little cost difference per ounce, I would highly suggest using it. For this dish, you may use either long-grain or short-grain organic brown rice.

Water: To be added to the rice to cook it. For added minerals and taste, you can also use a broth-and-water blend or sodium-free bone broth or vegetarian broth.

Liquid for Blending: In order to thin down the rice into a puree when blending, you’ll need to add more liquid. Water, bone broth, vegetable broth, fresh breast milk, or formula can all be used.

TOOLS REQUIRED

  1. Food processor or blender
  2. Refrigerator Storage Containers
  3. Freezer Tray
  4. Storage Bag
  5. a pram
  6. A baby bowl or suction bowl
  7. baby spoon
  8. open  Lid cup

A TIP TO SAVE TIME:

You may also use quick-cooked brown rice (I like Trader-Joes’ organic brown basmati rice), which cooks in only 20 minutes, if you’re in a hurry.

SOAKING THE RICE

Any grain, even brown rice, can benefit from soaking in order to help eliminate some of the naturally occurring phytic acids, which are among the harder-to-digest parts of the grain.

Eliminating these acids shortens the cooking time and facilitates simpler digestion of the rice.

Soaking the grains would be beneficial if you are giving them to your infant as their first food since they will find it simpler to digest the puree.

However, if planning ahead by two to eight hours is preventing you from preparing your own cereal, then feel free to omit this step.

HOW TO SOAK RICE:

After adding two to three cups of boiling water to cover one cup of rice in a medium-sized bowl, let the rice sit at room temperature for at least two hours. Moreover, you may leave it overnight. After draining, give the rice a thorough rinse. To cook and purée the rice, use the method below; however, keep in mind that it will cook more quickly, so check it after 20 minutes.

MAKING THE BABY RICE CEREAL

Wash THE Rice:

Once the water runs clear, place the rice in a strainer with fine mesh and rinse with cold water. By doing this, you may assist the rice grains lose any extra starch, which will make them fluffier and simpler to mix. Ensure that you don’t omit this step or your puree will be starchy.

Pour in Saucepan:

In a medium saucepan, combine the rice and water; cover and come to a boil over high heat.

Cook:

Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat, and cook the rice on low for 35 to 45 minutes, or until it is soft and the water has evaporated. Since rice cooks at different times, check to see whether it is soft by tasting the rice after 35 minutes.

Cool:

After turning off the heat, leave it for ten minutes.

Blend:

After cooking the rice, transfer it to a blender or food processor. Blend for one to two minutes, adding liquid as needed to thin the rice puree. and you are finished!

Store:

I suggest freezing the remaining rice puree for later use and keeping a small amount in the refrigerator for that week’s usage.

OTHER METHODS OF COOKING

The smoothest rice porridge for your infant may be made, in my experience, by heating the rice first and then blending it. However, there are a few other methods for making rice cereal for your child.

INSTANT POT

With your instant pot, you may cook brown or white rice in little or big quantities. To cook white rice, place one cup of rice and one cup of water in the instant pot. Allow the pressure to naturally release for three minutes, or until the pin comes out. One cup of rice and one cup of water should be added to the instant pot for brown rice, which should be cooked for 24 minutes until the pressure naturally releases and the pin falls out. If necessary, feel free to double the recipe.

RICE POWDER

Grind the Rice:

Put one cup of raw rice in a blender or coffee grinder. Grind the rice for one to two minutes, or until the powder is extremely fine.

Add Hot Water :

Place about 1 tablespoon of rice powder and 1 to 2 teaspoons of heated, boiling water in a microwave-safe bowl. If necessary, add extra water and stir until smooth. Wait until the food is hot enough to consume.

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