Basic Baby Porridge
August 27th, 2011 24 Comments

Basic Baby Porridge

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Basic Baby Porridge

Serving: 2 bowls | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes


1/4 cup rice
3 cups water
3-4 oz sweet potato, cut into small pieces
1 egg yolk, optional


Put the rice into a small pot and rinse with cold water a few times. Discard the cloudy water and add 3 cups of filtered water into the rice. Add the sweet potatoes and bring it to on medium heat. Lower the heat to simmer, cover the pot, and let cook for 45 minutes or until the rice breaks down completely. If using egg yolk, lightly beat the egg yolk and add to the porridge. Stir a few times, and let cook for about 1-2 minutes. Before serving, use a blender or stick blender to puree the porridge. Serve it cool to avoid burning your baby.


24 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Sammi Loo Sum Yee via Facebook says:

    Thanks .

  2. am going to save this for my little grandchild . :D

  3. Baby G is the most lucky boy to have a mother who can cook.

  4. Lien Ha via Facebook says:

    Ooooh!!! I’ve been wondering wut I should feed my baby.

  5. made pretty similar porridge for mine except the eggs… tho they grow up eating chinese n english food, they still like rice porridge & one can be creative with the ingredients we put in. Baby G is such a good eater, u r lucky!

  6. I finally received the much-awaited book ‘Easy Chinese Recipe’ at Perth today. The photos are beautiful and the recipes look mouth watering. Will get my wife to try to make some!

  7. ZZ says:

    Wow! Thanks Bee. I’m going to try it this weekend. Now, do you add fried or hardboiled egg yolk to the porridge? From the pix, it looks like fried one.

  8. Bryan, thanks for your support and glad you like my book. :)

  9. Tiffany Douangmichit via Facebook says:

    This is a classic!

  10. thy says:

    Made this today for my sick little daughter! She ate it up! Can’t wait to try other baby recipes. Since she’s older I used chicken stock and didn’t blend it. Thanks!

  11. Lauren says:

    Hi bee, can the porridge be frozen? Can I cook more and freeze for other time Or is it best ate fresh? Thanks!

  12. Anggraini D Natali says:

    I cook porridge for my baby since she was six month. I share my experience to my neighbour. We think, home made porridge is healthier and cheaper. Tq for your suggestion. Oh, my baby also likes sweet potatoe.

  13. lisa says:

    Hi, wondering if I could feed this to my four month old babies?

  14. Monty says:

    We have been cooking porridge in a crockpot (slow cooker). We put it on low and leave it overnight. In the morning we add ginger, green onion, chopped cabbage and an egg. It comes out perfect every time.

    • Rita Conroy says:

      Hi, this sounds delicious, will definitely try this one maybe for dinner, thanks for sharing:-)

  15. sana says:

    Can i add simple potato rather than sweet potato.
    For feeding my 4.5 month old baby?

  16. Joanne says:

    Can you freeze the leftovers?

  17. gigi says:

    hi there,

    Like your baby, mine refuses her milk.
    I was just wondering do you add a yolk to his porridge on a daily basis?


  18. Whatlah says:

    Hi is there a ratio for water and rice when cooking porridge? I actually prefer a thick one but I do not wan it to get burnt. Thanks

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