How to make rice porridge/arisi kanji for babies?

The below post will give you five varieties of porridge to be given for babies with the set of porridge mix I have mentioned already.

  1. Plain Rice Porridge
  2. Rice + Fried/Roasted Bengal gram Porridge(2:1)
  3. Rice + Green gram Porridge(2:1)
  4. Rice + Urad dhal Porridge(2:1)
  5. Rice + Ragi Porridge(3:1)

Procedure:

Plain Rice Porridge:
  1. Take one tbsp of rice porridge mix.
  2. Mix it well with 1 cup of water in a mixing bowl . Ensure there are no lumps.
  3. Pour this mixture in a cooking vessel.
  4. Switch on the stove and place the vessel. Start cooking by slowly stirring.
  5. Add a tsp of pure ghee.
  6. On continual stirring and cooking, the porridge will get cooked and thickened.
  7. Cool it and feed it to the baby.
Rice+Fried bengal gram/green gram/urad dhal/ragi porridge:
  1. Take one tbsp of rice porridge mix and 1/2 tbsp of fried bengal gram mix/green gram mix/urad dhal mix or 1/3 tbsp of ragi mix.
  2. Mix it well with 1 and 1/2 cups of water in a mixing bowl . Ensure there are no lumps.
  3. Pour this mixture in a cooking vessel.
  4. Switch on the stove and place the vessel. Start cooking by slowly stirring.
  5. Add a tsp of pure ghee.
  6. On continual stirring and cooking for around 10 minutes, the porridge will get cooked and thickened.
  7. Cool it and feed it to the baby.

P.S

The thickness of the porridge depends on the age of the baby. Add water accordingly.

Cook it in medium flame.

You can store this porridge in a dry vessel for a maximum of 3 hours and use it.

Do not prepare large amount of porridge mix and store. Prepare it atleast once in 15 days.


Suggestions on weaning/introduction of solids:

This can be the first food recommended for weaning as rice is easy to digest and does not result in complications most of the times.Start with plain rice porridge for around 5 days and start the next variation on 6 th day.So by around 25 th day you will be introducing ragi mix along with rice. Once all varieties of above said porridge has been introduced,you can alternate among these varieties in a day’s food chart . This will help in avoiding boredom to the baby and also will ensure variety and balance in the nutrition levels. I would suggest this as first food for babies rather than preferring few of the packed food mix available in market.


Note:

Consult your baby’s doctor before introducing any food.

Consider all family history of allergies while weaning.

Stop a food and consult doctor in case of any misleading reactions to the food.

Rice porridge might lead to constipation in few babies.

Ragi introduction might tighten stools. In such a case reduce the quantity/frequency.

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12 thoughts on “How to make rice porridge/arisi kanji for babies?

  1. Nice blog kalyani…Can I start giving these porridges at the start of sixth month for my baby or have to wait till 6th month end?Now he is ebf.

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