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October 23rd, 2011 21 Comments

Deluxe Baby Porridge

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I haven’t posted new baby recipes for a while but a good friend finally motivated me to do so. She has been cooking the sweet potato porridge for her daughter and can’t wait for my new baby recipes. So, here is my deluxe baby porridge recipe that I have been making for Baby G since he was 7 months old.

It’s called deluxe baby porridge because I have added many nutritious and delicious ingredients to the porridge: protein (you can use chicken, ground pork, fish, or beef), dried scallop (the secret ingredient in Chinese cooking that makes food extra yummy), silver fish or baby anchovy (which is loaded with calcium), potato (sweet potato or regular Russet potato or Yukon Gold), squash (I love pumpkin, kabocha, or butternut squash), vitamin C (tomato, broccoli florets, green beans, carrots), and onion. Onion has many medicinal benefits and stimulates good appetite. I also add an egg yolk towards the end of the cooking because Baby G doesn’t like formula.

Believe it or not, Baby G has been eating this same porridge for over 6 months (he is now 13 months) and he never gets bored; in fact, he eats more and more each day because he is now an active walker! This recipe is very versatile because you can change the combinations I proposed above: use a different protein every day, change your potato, squash, and vitamin C and you have many variations. For me, the silver fish, dried scallop, and onion always stay because of the great flavors they lend to the porridge. Please take note that the dried scallops are quite expensive but if you do get it, buy the small dried scallops (slightly bigger than a dime), preferably from Japan. It’s hard to swallow so I always remove it from the porridge before I blend it.

If you have never fed your baby all the ingredients in this recipe, always start by introducing one ingredient at a time until you’re sure that your baby doesn’t have any allergy reactions to the ingredients. As Baby G grows, I slowly introduce new ingredients to his porridge. His new favorite is corn kernel, which adds a subtle sweetness to the taste. So experiment with the recipe and find your baby’s favorite combinations. In any case, I can assure you that this porridge tastes very good, so much so you won’t mind eating it, too.

Happy feeding!

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21 comments... read them below or add one

  1. June says:

    Baby G is a lucky baby to have you as his mom.

  2. thy says:

    Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Hien Pham Chan via Facebook says:

    Loving your baby food recipes! Didn’t know that there some on the website. Very cool.

  4. Hien Pham Chan via Facebook says:

    Loving your baby food recipes! Didn’t know that there some on the website. Very cool.

  5. yjr627 says:

    Thanks for the recipe! Very excited to give this to my baby. What is the biggest batch you have made (how many cups of rice) and have you tried freezing this with success? Thanks again!

    • No freezing. According to the Chinese, you don’t want to feed overnight porridge to baby as it will have “winds.” The batch is about 20 oz, good for two meals of 8 oz each.

  6. ZZ says:

    Wow! Bee, this is delicious. I too have been feeding my son sweet potato porridge.. at first he rejected it …& I kept trying till he finally opened his mouth. He’s been eating it for the past 1 month & then I started mixing it with butternut squash & pumpkin & instead of boiling it with water, I use homemade chicken stock. Your son is definitely luckly to have a mama who can make wonderful food. :)
    Question: Are you using dried silverfish? Is pre-soaked needed or just dump it into the pot?

  7. Winnie says:

    Thanks for all these great baby recipes Bee! Can’t wait to try them out. I have a 9 month old at the moment and have just recently started her on porridge so far we have only tried simple chicken and fish, I add carrot with them and as for fish I have used deep sea perch and cod fish, she seems to like it. Please keep the baby recipes coming I am looking forward to more! :)

  8. Winnie Ling via Facebook says:

    Thanks for all these great baby recipes Bee! Can’t wait to try them out. I have a 9 month old at the moment and have just recently started her on porridge so far we have only tried simple chicken and fish, I add carrot with them and as for fish I have used deep sea perch and cod fish, she seems to like it. Please keep the baby recipes coming I am looking forward to more! :)

  9. Winnie Ling via Facebook says:

    Thanks for all these great baby recipes Bee! Can’t wait to try them out. I have a 9 month old at the moment and have just recently started her on porridge so far we have only tried simple chicken and fish, I add carrot with them and as for fish I have used deep sea perch and cod fish, she seems to like it. Please keep the baby recipes coming I am looking forward to more! :)

  10. Luke says:

    Thanks, I’ll feed my baby girl next month.

  11. Great recipe. Never know I can put onion in congee. Gonna give a try!

  12. joey says:

    This looks fantastic Bee! I also love cooking for my little one…she is almost 2 so it’s getting more and more exciting :) I haven’t tried giving her things like dried scallop and silver fish but will start soon as I want her to develop Asian flavors :)

  13. terri says:

    gosh, this looks so good tt i want to be baby g too!

  14. aww that reminds of when i used to make my baby porridge. she’s 15 months now…they grow too quick Bee! treasure every moment <3

  15. Miss Yong says:

    Hi, do you pre-soak the dried scallops?

  16. mum05 says:

    oh, can give meat to baby already, at 7mths old?

  17. AJ says:

    Great recipe. It look delicious for grown up too..

  18. Ceemee says:

    Tasty n sweet congee. However as my son’s 19 mths I would next time around reduce the cooking time to 20-30 mins so that it won’t be so smooth.

  19. Som Bt Abdullah says:

    Can I keep the porridge in the freezer for a few days?
    My baby eats very little only.

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