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Rice Congee

baby, EAT By November 6, 2006 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

baby food recipe for new babiesTraditionally a dish eaten in China and the rice growing regions of Southeast Asia. Rice Congee, an unseasoned and unsweetened rice pudding is eaten much like a slice of toast – for breakfast and as a filler between meals. Light and digestible, it is the perfect baby food. Grownups eat it hot; for babies let it cool to finger temperature.

Tip: All rice, even the rice labeled “glutinous” is gluten-free, making it non- allergenic. It is also free of extrinsic sugar, the sticky stuff which leads to tooth decay!

Rice Congee

  • ½ cup short grain rice (Thai fragrant is perfect)
  • 2 ½ cups of water

If you have time, soak the rice for 2 hours in plenty of cold water, then drain. If not, no matter.
Put the rice in a roomy pot and add the water (proportions do matter though: for a rice to make pudding, the grains must absorb 4 times their own volume of liquid). Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, loosely cover and simmer gently for a least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until you have a soft soupy pudding. It freezes well – just pop a supply in the ice cube tray and defrost portions as needed.

From Adventures in Baby Food, Elisabeth Luard and Frances Boswell


Trying to Get Pregnant

Uncategorized By November 2, 2006 Tags: , , , No Comments

Q: I had an emergency c-section after 24 hours of laboring and then nursed my baby for 6 months, I stopped in February. My husband and I have been trying to conceive since May, but my cycle, which was always 28 days before I got pregnant, with the help of the pill, is now anywhere between 24 – 31 days long and sometimes I have my period for 8 days. I am wondering if I am still ovulating and if this is a normal question or something I should see my doctor about?