Asian comfort meal, congee (rice porridge), is excellent for babies. Make it simple like this, or go all out like this one.
After a long time, a wonderful friend finally convinced me to upload some new baby recipes. For the past few weeks, she’s been making sweet potato porridge for her kid and can’t wait for my new baby recipes to arrive.
Now that Baby G is 7 months old, I thought I’d share the recipe for the special baby porridge I’ve been cooking for him.
It’s called “deluxe baby porridge” because I’ve stuffed it with a slew of healthy and delectable ingredients:
- Protein (you can use chicken, ground pork, fish, or beef)
- Dried scallops (a Chinese cooking secret that enhances food flavor)
- Silverfish or baby anchovies (which are high in calcium)
- Potatoes (sweet potatoes or regular Russet potatoes or Yukon Gold)
- Squash (I love pumpkin, kabocha, or butternut squash)
- Vitamin C (tomato, broccoli florets, green beans, carrots)
A healthy appetite is one of the many benefits that onions provide and is a fantastic source of vitamin C.
Because Baby G doesn’t like formula, I also add an egg yolk toward the end of the cooking process.
My 13-month-old son Baby G has been eating the same type of porridge for more than six months; he doesn’t get tired of it and actually eats more of it each day since he’s started walking!
With a variety of protein options and the possibility of substituting potatoes, squash, and vitamin C, this dish may be adapted to suit individual tastes.
I can’t go without the silverfish, dried scallops, and onion when making the porridge.
Make sure you know that dried scallops are a bit pricey, but if you can afford it, purchase the smaller ones (about the size of a cent). Remove it before blending because it’s difficult to swallow.
It’s best to introduce each ingredient one at a time until you’re confident that your baby isn’t allergic to any of them before attempting to feed them all at once.
I gradually added different components to Baby G’s porridge as he grew older. Corn kernels, which have a mild sweetness, are his new favorite.
To find out your baby’s likes, experiment with different ingredients and amounts. In any case, I’m confident that you’ll enjoy this porridge and won’t feel guilty about eating it.
What is the average number of calories in one serving?
- Each serving of this recipe contains only 149 calories.
- 1 spring onion, cut into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon dried silverfish, rinsed
- 3-4 broccoli florets or 3 wedges of tomato
- 1 oz. (28 g) sweet potato, orange-color, cut into small pieces
- 1-2 dried scallops, removed after cooked
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 cup rice
- 1 oz. (28 g) pumpkin or kabocha, cut into small pieces
- 3 oz. (85 g) protein, chicken, fish, pork, or beef
- 1 egg yolk
- Using cold water, thoroughly rinse the rice once placed in a small pot. Add three cups of filtered or mineral water to the rice after discarding the cloudy water. Bring the mixture to a simmer in a large pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Simmer the rice for 45 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat, and rest.
- Add the egg yolk to the cereal after it has been lightly beaten. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the dried scallops (which can be eaten) and purée the porridge in a blender before serving. Make sure to serve it cold to avoid scalding your child.