Rice is an ideal first food for babies from 6 months as it has smooth texture, less allergic and easily digestible too. Making rice cereal at home is really easy hence don't make this powder in bulk, you can prepare it once in a week. The same recipe can be adopted for preparing brown rice cereal too and in that case choose short grained brown rice! Do check out how to make rice porridge using this homemade rice cereal here.
Now lets get onto check how to make homemade rice cereal recipe for babies.
Homemade Rice Cerelac for Babies | How to make rice cereal at home forBabies
- Parboiled rice - ½ cup
- Take rice and wash it well. Dry it under the sun or shade for 1 hour or until the rice dried completely.
- Take the dried rice in a pan and dry roast in low flame until it is hot to touch and little puffy. Switch off the flame.
- Grind the rice in a mixer to a little coarse powder. Cool it down and store in a airtight container.
Healthy homemade rice cereal is ready!
- Generally rice doesn't cause any allergies, but check for symptoms and stop feeding your baby if you find any.
- You could use any normal cooking rice which you use for your family.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.
Can I use brown rice? My baby girl will be 6 months on 13thof this month. I will be starting solids for her on that day for the first time. Need your suggestions which food is best to start with..
If brown rice is your staple, you can give your baby at 6 months. Otherwise white rice is easily digestible for babies. After 6 months completion, Consult with your baby's doctor n start solids.. Start with veg or fruit purees . Slowly move to mashed foods by a month or so..Banana, apple, carrot, pumpkin are great first foods. Next chikku, papaya, beets, bottle gourd, rice porridge , ragi porridge etc. one meal a day will do for 6 months.. Avoid salt, sugar honey till one year. For more healthy baby food options check this link: https://gkfooddiary.com/homemade-baby-food-recipes-easy-indian/
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U r chart was very clear & very good for babies & moms too ..
Can u please email me food chart for 6-12 months babies..
How to feed rice ceralac for baby? I mean should i add rice ceralac powder to boiling water and wait until it gets cooked in water*and feed or else can i feed instantly by adding rice ceralac powder in hot water and feed?
You can prefer hot water method during travel or emergencies. Otherwise cook on stove top using water, method here:
My baby 3mnths old...she iz weak ..can i use home made rice cerilace lequid form ??????
Exclusive breastfeeding or formula feeding is recommended till 6 months. As baby's tummy is not matured enough to handle solid foods till 6 months. If you feel your baby is weak, you should consult the same with your doctor.
Hi,my baby is coming to 7 mths and I've just started on solid last 2 weeks however I do not have a blender hence I started with mashed food.is it ok?
Yes you can give mashed. No problem!
Hi.. my baby has completed 6 months.. I have started with ragi porridge and nestum rice.. but my baby is rejecting rice now a days.. I m giving ragi porridge all the 3 times.. please let me know what other things can I start with in the morning and in the afternoon, in evening and before night..
You can check some more food ideas for 6 months baby here:
Hi I really liked your recipe of rice porridge and I tried making it yesterday but I guess I roast it in pan for longer time as the rice grains turned light brown and the powder is also of brown colour.can you give an idea as for how many minutes rice should be dry roast in pan so I can get perfect rice powder
You should roast the rice in low flame until it's hot to touch and little puffy. It may take 3-5 minutes. Again the timing depends on the size and type of a pan used
What is parboiled rice?
Parboiled rice is rice is partially boiled rice
That means we have to take parboiled rice and dry it in the sun ?
choose any rice which is your staple, wash, dry and roast
can i use red par boiled rice (kerala matta rice) for my 6 month old to prepare this recipe...?
yes if that your family food and you prefer it everyday
tried this recipe using ponni par boiled rice...i washed the rice and dried it by spreading over cloth (as it ws night tym) and thn followed ur directions....some rice puffed up as seen in the recipe but rest of the grains didnt (remained the same in pale colour ).....:( can u help me to trace out where i went wrong....
how much rice you have taken? if its large quantity and the pan size is small, it can not be dry roasted evenly. also you should do continuous stirring for best results.
i just did a sample test with a hand full of rice...the pan was a large kadai nd i continuously stirred too....do moisture contnt cause such issues....can i only use the rice that puffed up evenly for my baby..?
try with small kadai if quantity is less...the end product shouldn't contain any moisture so that it gets powdered nicely...do everything in low medium flame
Hi ..we eat basmati daily ,can that be used for this . Basmati is not parboiled
yes you can use basmati...
how to use all these like Poha Cereal Mix ,puffed rice cereal,Homemade Rice Cereal,Homemade Rice moong dal powder etc.
my baby is 7 months plus
You can make porridge with all powders. Check each recipe for the method.
Hi. If I "toast" the rice that means it's cook or I should cook again before give to my baby
You need to dry roast the rice in a pan until it puffs up to make rice powder. You can use the ground rice powder to make rice porridge. Recipe for rice porridge: https://gkfooddiary.com/rice-porridge-recipe-for-babies/