Rice pudding is one of the first homemade solid foods that I introduced to my babies at four months, though six months is generally recommended. I loved making it because rice is always available and you cannot go wrong with it. Since they already started taking rice cereals bought from the shops, why not homemade too.
Baby rice pudding or any rice pudding will normally call for pudding rice to be used, but I’ve always used long grain rice eaten by the whole family. I take out baby’s portion when I cook white rice and before I add any salt to it, though i rarely do nowadays.
You can add the baby fruit purées or the vegetable purées to baby’s rice pudding to get different flavours, and also more nutrition as plain white rice has almost none on its own as against brown rice.
Baby Rice Pudding Recipe
- ¼ cup rice or already cooked white rice
- ½ cup milk or powdered one dissolved in water plus a little more kept aside.
- ¼ tsp vanilla flavour. You can use other spices like cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg.
- A small knob of butter
- Water for cooking
- If using raw rice, wash and cook in water till rice is softened. If using already cooked rice, add a little water to heat it up and allow to soften more.
- Once softened, add the milk, butter and vanilla flavour and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Do not cover the pot or it will overboil.
- Remove from heat and using a hand blender, purée the rice to desired creamy or chunky consistency for your baby.
**I prefer using a hand blender and blending in the pot used in making it, to avoid contamination and the mess of scooping in and out of a jug blender.
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Nice. But do I add salt?
Hello Wealth, the recipe does not call for salt cos its a baby food.
I will give it a try right away
success olo says
Good to hear, sounds really appealing, will give it a try
lucy Achoromadu says
Please dear what type of butter if possible brand of butter to use for one year plus baby?
Lucy, i believe any kind of unsalted butter is ok.
Han chide says
Pls what kind of butter can be used for a four month old baby?
Han, i think unsalted butter should be fine. Check with your paediatrician too.
Well done Chioma. I can’t wait to try your baby recipes with my Aize. Thank you.
Thank you Eseosa. I can’t wait to get your feedback too:)
Olawunmi Oluwalana says
Pls what kind of milk did you use? My baby is 8 months old,just want to know what type of milk isbokay
Baby formula milk Olawunmi.
Can l cook the rice and freeze it for later use
Yes Ogoo, you can.
Thanks for these ooooo thank God I found u here
You are welcome Yetty.
Ummu riya says
Please can I make the rice pudding without butter. Maybe when I am out of butter at home
Yes you can. you can use a little oil in place of it…olive, coconut, vegetable or sunflower oil.
Hello please can I store this after preparing and if yes what type of container should I use?
Yes, you can store in small plastic containers and freeze.
Wow! Thanks for this,I have been reading your write up on baby meals lately. I have a 6mnth old baby that kind of rejected the store bought oyibo cereal I introduced but she’s taking homemade pap. I willl be trying out your recipes one after the other.
Thanks Tosin. Look around and get our baby enjoy 🙂
Just stumbling on this today and i found so informative.
Thank you for the great lesson learned. More Grace I prayed thee
Thank you so much Omolayo
This are really lovely combination for starters , May God bless and Crown allbur effort with Great Joy . Please ma,how and what ,qualtity and combination can I use in making turn brown (soya beans,millet, local rice,groundnut,artcher,guinea corn ,wheat) for my 6month old baby? Bella
Thank you Isabella. I’ve heard of Tom brown but i don’t know what it is made up of. I am sure it is a trade secret for them..
Chioma, u ar really doing a great job here for both babies nd families. I like especially ur peeled beans recipe nd I hope to try it soon. More grace on u.
Thank you so much Comfort
chommy your recipes is da bomb and life saving ,have been trying it one after the other and my almost 11months old is now a foodie himself ,incase you need a baby food tester his available .lol as he dont reject food whether home made or store bought ,thanks so much keep up the good work
Hahahaha. Thank you so much Amara. Say hello to my lil foodie.
Woow! Say hello to d foodie guy for [email protected] can imagine how healthy he must be looking.
Elesiro collette, 08134998181 says
Pls chioma, i can not find ur food recipe for babies. Can u direct me to them. My 8months baby do not like eating, she only depends on breast milk and it isnt enough for her cos she is looking lean. what can i do
Hi Elesiro, here https://mummysyum.com/recipes/baby-purees/
Wow just Found this site today while searching for the yogurt my baby can take & i must confess that have been stuck since. Will try the recipes for one after the other for my 8 month baby. Thanks & may God increase your knowledge.
You are welcome Abimbola and Amen to your prayers.
Can already prepared rice flour be used?
I haven’t tried it Sarah but no harm in trying
God bless you chioma, please what milk can my baby use. She’s a year 9 months
You are welcome Nneka. Personally, I would use any whole milk or powdered milk.
Joy chika says
Wow! So happy I stumbled on this site today. Searching for what to make for my six months baby. I prepared the rice pudding using ur method. He loved and enjoyed it a lot. Thanks a lot ma for efforts.
You are very welcome Joy
Pls what type of butter salted non salted.also is there a particular brand???
Good evening ma I love your site as it has educated me a lot on what to feed my baby with
But pls I want to make the rice pudding for my baby but am still confuse about the type of butter to use,can I use the butter used for baking
Yes you can… and unsalted butter.