Adventures in Baby Food Making: Cereal Continued
So sorry that it has taken some time to update you on my Adventures in Baby Food Making via the book - Super Baby Food.
My first attempt was a horrible failure - simple rice cereal. I had been using Earth's Best organic, but I wanted to try my hand at homemade.
My second attempt went much better. My big downfall? I used my food processor for the rice and not the blender like the directions told me.
So, here is how I successfully made homemade rice cereal for Noah:
First, I ground 1/2 cup brown rice in the blender for 2 minutes (Don't worry about the motor getting hot! It's supposed to be able to work like this.)
Until it became a fine powder
Then, I boiled two cups of water and immediately reduced the heat to low and added the rice powder. While adding, I stirred with whisk vigorously.
I covered the pot for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Finally, I divided the cereal into Pampered Chef bowls with lids to refrigerate.
My conclusion - My thoughts?
Although I successfully created this Super Porridge, I have decided to go back to his organic boxed cereal from Earth's Best.
For two reasons:
1) He HATED the homemade cereal - I should have started it from the beginning
2) The cereal that I make at home is not iron-fortified.
Therefore, I will keep with the boxed cereal and make all his veggies and fruits at home :)