This recipe is from a little bit ago. The little guy was eating this around 6 1/2 months. It was a great way to introduce a different texture. I’ll be honest, he wasn’t a huge fan of this at first, but we did at least finish the batch before we moved on to something else. I know from experience (short as it may be compared to more seasoned moms) that one day he will like avocado and the next he won’t. And then the next week he likes it again. So honestly, I haven’t taken it personally when he hasn’t loved something I’ve put together for him ;)
But I do love knowing exactly what he is getting in his food and it’s fun for me to be able to make it for him. Doesn’t help that I virtually don’t spend any money on the food since I tend to use ingredients we already have around. Win win!
Baby Food: Apricot Rice Cereal
3 tbs brown rice
2 cups water
15 apricots (I used dried)
Bring water and rice to a boil in a medium saucepan. Use this heat up time to slice up the apricot. Once the pot is boiling, add the apricots and cook for 15 minutes or until tender (this will likely vary, depending on the type of rice you use. You may also need to add a little water. Main idea here is to have the rice fully cooked with some liquid left over).
Set the pot aside and let it cool (or if you’re in a hurry, put the pot in the fridge). Once cool, put the ingredients in a food processor to blend. I only pulsed it in order to leave some texture (trying to get the little guy used to different textures!). But you can blend it until it’s completely pureed if you want.
I personally love apricots. So I’m hoping my little guy will appreciate them more soon ;)