Friday, March 22, 2013

Making Baby Food: Rice Porridge with Spinach and Beef

Today is the second day that I feed my baby with home-made soft rice porridge. I purposely woke up earlier than usual this morning to defrost the frozen beef before making my baby's rice porridge. I am not a big eater of pork and never actually keep pork in my fridge, so I used beef again for my baby's porridge. Also, since yesterday I already fed my baby with carrot bits, I chose to mix some spinach leaves in her rice porridge today.

Green veg is so good!

Rice Porridge with Spinach and Beef
Suitable for babies aged 6 months old ++

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of (organic) rice, well rinsed
  • 8-10 (organic) spinach leaves, cleanly washed 
  • 5-6 small chunks of (organic) beef/diced beef, cleanly washed
  • Water

Methods:

  1. In a pan, pour rice, spinach leaves and beef chunks together. Add lots of water into the pan and cook the porridge in small-medium fire for about 15 minutes. Occasionally stir the porridge and add more water. Keep cooking this porridge for another 20-30 minutes until congee's consistency is achieved (rice turns soft and breaks down) and the spinach leaves turn tender and their colour turns brownish green.
  2. Before serving this congee to baby, take few spoons of the congee (rice and spinach leaves) and place them in a blender or run them in a strainer. 
  3. Feed the cereal-like rice porridge to baby when it's not too hot.

Naomi's first soft rice porridge with spinach and beef.

I was a bit busy this morning so my husband helped me feed our baby with this porridge. I was so happy to know that Baby Naomi finished half a small bowl of this porridge.

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