Cooking for babies can be a chore especially for new parents. Not only will they have to cook for themselves but they will also need to cook different meals for their child and feed it to them. Due to the fact babies have yet to grow any teeth, their diet should consist of soft foods which would not require any chewing.
Parents would need to spend a significant amount of time on their baby’s dish even if it is in a smaller portion. Here’s a super simple tip that will cut down the time needed to cook for the family and a baby. It is hassle-free and efficient!
These tips are courtesy of Ms. Musyahadah Oo who received over 20,000 shares on Facebook for her recipe. According to her, this procedure saves a lot of time and you can adjust the recipe based on your personal preferences. It is a 2-in-1 way to make porridge for the baby and cook rice for the family at the same time. Parents can adjust the texture of the porridge depending on how old their baby is.
Take a look at the recipe and procedure below:
Here are the ingredients needed for the porridge (The base ingredient is plain rice)
– Anchovies / chicken
– Vegetables according to preference
– 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
All the ingredients according to preference
This is a sure-fire way of cooking porridge and rice in the same pot at the same time
1 PREPARE EQUIPMENT
Before you begin, you will need to have your equipment ready. You will need a rice cooker and a small bowl or cup (It has to be able to resist high temperatures as it will be placed inside the rice cooker)
1 – Prepare a rice cooker and a bowl/cup
2. MEASURE THE RICE
One portion of rice can be divided into 3 parts which consists of 1 part rice to 2 parts water. If you prefer the porridge to be softer you will need to add more water to the rice.
2 – Wash the rice and place 1/3 of it in the cup
3. ADD WATER
The next step is to add the water to the rice and place the cup at the center of the rice cooker
3 – Add water and place cup in the middle of the rice cooker
4. ADD THE SEASONING
After that you will need to add your desired ingredients to make the porridge, into the cup at the center. You can choose to add chicken, vegetables, fish or anything else according to your taste.
Then you will need to add about a teaspoon of vegetable oil to the porridge mixture in order to soften the porridge. If vegetable oil is not available to you, you can use olive oil or sunflower oil as a substitute.
4 – Add the ingredients for the porridge into the cup
When all the rice, water and ingredients are placed in the rice cooker, it can be set to cook as usual.
5 – Set it to cook as per usual
6. MIX PORRIDGE
When the rice cooker has done it’s job and the rice has been prepared, your two dishes are ready. You can use a spoon to mix the porridge slightly so it will soften.
Look at the picture below to see the difference between the porridge and the normal cooked rice.
6 – Mix the porridge until it becomes soft
Who knew you could save so much time by cooking porridge and rice at the same time? It is less time consuming and there are less things to wash up.
This recipe can make a minimum serving for two, porridge for a baby and regular rice for an adult. The servings can be increased according to your rice cooker’s capacity.
Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!