I wanted to share an update on our porridge progress since I feel that whole grains are such an important part of the diet. So far, my boys have enjoyed rice cereal with black beans, rice cereal with lentils, and organic oatmeal. I have added tahini to some and am looking forward to adding more “healthy extras” as mentioned in Super Baby Food. Both boys seem to enjoy it.
I have served it both fresh and reheated from the refrigerator. Both have seemed to work fine, but I have had to make a few adjusmtents.
I have ground the powder in my blender (not perfectly fine, but not too course yet either). I have cooked it on the stove top and it is piping hot. I have found that adding an ice cube or 2 will help thin it a little and cool it down. You might want to start with a little less water so it’s still ok being slightly thinned by the ice cube melting.
I have cooked extra and refrigerated immediately in glass bowls. These bowls are perfect for reheating or for getting out a portion and saving the rest. I have found that I need to add a little water or milk once it has been refrigerated, but this has proven to be a super easy time-saver.
Most days, I’m serving oatmeal at breakfast and rice cereal at dinner. I’m planning to add more healthy grains soon like millet.
Please share your thoughts and ideas.