As Mackenzie is nearing her 6 month milestone she is getting hungrier. Extended day sleeps are getting harder as her belly is empty quickly after her breastfeed.  After a couple of weeks of tasting food I have decided it is now time to increase the frequency and quantity of solid food.

Rice Cereal is one of those standard ‘first foods’. After some research I decided to make my own from scratch rather than turning to the boxed supermarket variety. By making it from scratch I know exactly what is in it and have the peace of mind that as a whole food she will be getting maximum nutrition and taste.

Make your own baby brown rice cereal

Home made baby brown rice cereal with apple
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Ingredients
  1. 1 eating apple
  2. 1/4 cup organic brown rice
  3. 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Peel, core and chop the apple into a dice.
  2. Stew with a dash of water in a small saucepan over a medium heat until soft.
  3. Grind the rice into a flour with your high powered blender (e.g. vitamix, thermomix) or a spice grinder.
  4. Bring 1 cup of filtered water to the boil in a saucepan.
  5. Reduce the heat to low.
  6. Sprinkle in 1/4 cup of the rice flour and immediately begin to whisk with a wire whisk.
  7. Continually whisk for 10 minutes until a rice porridge forms.
  8. Puree the stewed apple and add to the cooked rice porridge.
  9. Whisk together and transfer into a clean glass storage container.
  10. The cooked rice cereal porridge will keep in the fridge for up to a week.
  11. Retain the left over rice flour for subsequent batches.
  12. Each morning take out a portion of the rice cereal porridge and reheat in an oven prove dish inside a streamer.
  13. Serve warm (starting with 1 tablespoon per serving).
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Make your own baby brown rice cereal