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Basic Baby Porridge


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.

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25 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. 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!

  2. ZZ

    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.

  3. 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!

  4. Anggraini D Natali

    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.

  5. Monty

    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.

  6. gigi

    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?


  7. Whatlah

    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

  8. Juris

    Hi bee

    You mentioned your baby can finish 1 to 1.5cup of porridge every meal. May I know what type of cup do you use or how many tablespoon is that?

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