Basic Baby Porridge
August 27th, 2011 24 Comments

Basic Baby Porridge

Baby Porridge
Baby Porridge pictures (2 of 3)

I have been feeding Baby G porridge since he was about 5 months old. He still eats porridge every day, twice daily, and he just loves it. He can finish 1 cup to 1.5 cups of porridge every meal!

I started introducing porridge to him a few weeks after feeding him sweet potato puree. Knowing that he loves sweet potato, I know exactly what he wants in his porridge so my basic baby porridge is the combination of rice, sweet potato, and water.

This baby porridge is very versatile. You can be very creative and replace the sweet potato with regular potato, carrot, pumpkin, kabocha (aka Japanese pumpkin), or butternut squash. If your baby has just started on solid food, you want to slowly introduce him to new ingredients so as to avoid food allergy. Start by testing one ingredient, and then move on to the next. This way, you can also find out which combination he likes the most.

As Baby G doesn’t like formula, my pediatrician told me to add an egg yolk to his food after he was six months old. Please take note that some babies develop allergy reactions to egg whites so consult your doctor when to introduce eggs to your baby. 

I am going to share my deluxe baby porridge recipe with you in the next post—it tastes so good that I don’t mind eating it.

RECIPE HERE: Basic Baby Porridge

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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