Preparing infant rice cereal is a simple process that allows you to begin to introduce a baby to solid foods. According to About.com, only two ingredients are needed to make an easy infant rice cereal from scratch at home.Continue Reading
Measure out 3 cups of prepared brown rice. Prepare the rice as directed on the box or bag. Pour the cooked rice into a blender.
Add 12 ounces of your choice of breast milk, formula or water to the rice. Puree the mixture until a uniform consistency is reached. Ensure that all lumps are completely smooth to make the rice as easy to digest as possible. To provide the cereal with more nutritional value and flavor, pureed vegetable and fruit baby foods can be added. For older children, rice cereal can be made more enticing with the addition of honey, maple syrup and cinnamon.
To preserve the rice cereal, pour it into ice cube trays and cover completely. Freeze for at least one night before use. Date the trays to ensure that they are used before spoiling. Homemade rice cereal lasts up to two months when properly stored.
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