Saturday I made a batch of this Rice Pudding for Amelia. I’d never thought of giving her Rice Pudding before, I think selfishly because I don’t like it. Saturday I spent most of the afternoon cooking Amelia new foods to try, while her Daddy took her to the park. I know this is meant to be time for me to sit down & rest, but I just can’t.I have always been like that, even in my pregnancy I would never nap or sit and rest.
Rice pudding is a good baby food recipe if you add some cooked fruit like stewed plums or stir in a little strawberry jam or golden syrup. Alternatively add some chopped dried fruits instead like dried apricots or semi-dried mango, which can be cooked together with the rice. This is a quicker version of making rice pudding, cooking it on the stove rather than in an oven. I made some stewed apple to go with my Rice Pudding, and added some apple to her porridge this morning & she loved it.
This recipe has been taken from my Annabel Karmel book Quick & Easy Toddler Recipes. See here for the book.
Quick Rice Pudding
Prep 2 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Best for baby 9-12 months plus
Makes 6 portions
Suitable for freezing
50g (2 oz) pudding rice
600 ml (1 pint) milk
1 – 2 tbsp caster sugar
1 vanilla pod or ½ tsp vanilla essence
1. Put the rice, milk and sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan.
2. Split the vanilla pod, if usng, and scrape the seeds into the pan, or add the vanilla essence.
3. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer for 30 – 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Mix with fruit or a topping of your choice such as strawberry jam or fruit puree
Amelia loved her first taste of Rice Pudding, and my husband wanted me to make more for him. I tasted it,it’s nice,but I’m yet to be converted into liking this dessert.
I freeze Amelia’s food in pots from BabyPotz. The smaller green ones are from Tesco. I used these when I first started weaning,they come with a tray. They were fine for storage at the beginning, however the lids kept falling off. I was glad when a friend introduced me to BabyPotz.
T & A xx