Rice Kanji | Rice Cereal Recipe
Simple recipe of homemade rice cereal. Rice kanji is an ideal dish for babies, toddlers, kids, and sick adults who need easy-to-digest food.
- 1 cup cooked rice (cook the rice with more water than usual to make it fluffy)
- 2 cups water
- 1/5th tsp hing / asafoetida
- 1/5th tsp jeera / cumin seeds powder
- salt to taste
Take the rice in a pan, add a little water and mash the rice a bit. (As I've mentioned above, if you are cooking for a baby who has just started eating solids, you should ideally grind the rice before cooking it.)
Add remaining water and keep the pan on the burner for heating.
Add hing, salt, and jeera powder. (If your baby has just started eating solids, you can choose to not add jeera powder initially.) (Note: It is recommended to avoid adding salt in babies' food till they turn one. However, in my case I found that Devansh just wouldn't eat his food without salt. Hence, I started adding little bit of salt in his food. You can decide whether you want to add salt or not after talking to your child's pediatrician.)
Stir every couple of minutes.
When the mixture thickens to a soup-like consistency turn off heat.
Serve this kanji while it's warm. (Please check the temperature to ensure that it is not too hot for your baby.)