This savoury rice porridge contains many of the ingredients that baby needs to get through the day. Adding scant amounts of ginger, garlic and chicken to mild rice is a great way to introduce new flavors to your baby. The oil in this recipe is a good source of fat, which supplies energy and aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. The carbohydrates found in rice provide another source of energy and assists in the utilization of fats.

1 tsp                         oil                                                                                                   5 mL
2 tbsp                      minced shallots                                                                           30 mL
1                                 small clove garlic, minced                                                        1
1 tsp                         minced ginger                                                                              5 mL
1 cup                        cooked white or brown rice                                                       250 mL
2 cups                     water                                                                                               500 mL
1/4 cup                   finely chopped cooked chicken                                                  50 mL
2 tbsp                      finely chopped carrots                                                                 30 mL
1 tbsp                      finely chopped celery                                                                    15 mL

In a deep skillet, heat oil over medium high-heat. Cook shallots, garlic and ginger for one minute. Stir in rice. Add water and bring to boil. Reduce heat and stir in chicken, carrots and celery. Cook until rice is very soft and vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Per 1/4 cup (50 mL) serving: about 45 cal, 7 g carbs, 0 g fat, 2 g protein.


Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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