Brown Rice Cereal

Like a lot of moms, I started feeding my kids brown rice cereal when they were 6 months old. I never even thought about making it homemade. The baby food companies perform some of their most impressive marketing when it comes to this tried and true first food, because while I bought it by the boxful, it never occurred to me just how easy it would be to make it on my own. I don’t know why I never thought of it before, because all you need is a blender and brown rice. It truly is THE easiest thing you can make your baby.

Packed with iron, magnesium and other vitamins and minerals, brown rice cereal makes a perfect first food. No more nutritionally stripped white rice cereal or spending way too much money on pretty packaging and advertising. Make it on your own and you’ll have a simple food that your baby will love!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup short grain brown rice (I like to use organic brown rice)

Directions

Use the milling blade to blend the brown rice 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:

  1. Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil and sprinkle in 2 tbsp of the ground brown rice.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve as is or with one of the additions below.

Accompaniments: Breast Milk, Formula, Molasses, Banana, mashed Rice or Almond Milk, Apple Sauce, Baby Food Puree

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