Nutrient-Rich Brown Rice Cereal Porridge: Ideal First Food for Babies

Introducing solid foods to your baby's diet is an important milestone, and homemade cereal porridge made from brown rice is an excellent choice for their first food. Packed with essential nutrients and gentle on your baby's delicate stomach, this wholesome porridge will support their growth and development. Follow this simple recipe to prepare a nourishing brown rice cereal porridge for your little one.


  • 1/2 kg brown rice


  1. Prepare the Brown Rice Powder:

    • In a dry pan, fry the brown rice grains until they are lightly toasted and fragrant. Ensure they are fried evenly.
    • Once cooled, transfer the fried brown rice to a blender or food processor and grind it into a fine powder.
  2. Sieve the Powder:

    • Sieve the ground brown rice powder through a fine sieve to remove any larger particles. Ensure that you have a smooth and fine powder without any lumps.
  3. Make the Cereal Porridge:

    • In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil over medium heat.
    • Gradually add 1/4 cup of the brown rice powder to the boiling water, stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
    • Lower the heat and simmer the mixture, stirring constantly, until the porridge thickens to the desired consistency. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Enhance with Additions:

    • To enhance the nutritional value and flavor of the porridge, you can mix in breast milk or formula milk according to your baby's preference.
    • Additionally, you can add fruit purees or vegetable purees to the porridge for added nutrients and variety. A pinch of salt or sugar can also be added, depending on your baby's taste preferences.
  5. Serve to Your Baby:

    • Allow the cereal porridge to cool down to a lukewarm temperature before feeding it to your baby.
    • Start with small spoonfuls and gradually increase the quantity as your baby gets used to the taste and texture.


  • Storage: Any leftover brown rice powder can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for future use.
  • Consistency: Adjust the consistency of the porridge by adding more or less water during cooking, based on your baby's preference.
  • Variations: Experiment with different fruit or vegetable purees to introduce new flavors and textures to your baby's diet.

Nourishing Start to Solid Foods:

With its smooth texture and wholesome goodness, homemade brown rice cereal porridge is an ideal first food for babies. Rich in essential nutrients and easy to digest, this porridge will provide your baby with the nourishment they need for healthy growth and development.


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