Baby Food: Rice Kheer – A Quick and Easy Recipe for Busy Mothers

Baby Food: Rice Kheer - A Quick and Easy Recipe for Busy Mothers

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Busy and working mothers get tired doing the household chores, managing office work and at the same time taking care of their little ones. It’s understandable that they have may have less to no time to think and plan a food menu for their baby.

They find it hard to think and prepare meals which are nutritious, tasty and quick to make at the same time.

Rice Kheer is one meal which resolves all these three issues as:

  • It is a healthy combination of rice and milk which makes it rich in carbohydrates and calcium. Carbohydrates provide energy and calcium gives strength.
  • It is yummy and loved by babies.
  • It takes only ten minutes to prepare.

Rice Kheer is simple and to make one small bowl of kheer, very few ingredients are required as mentioned below:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp rice flour/powdered rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar (preferably brown sugar or rock or candy sugar as they are unrefined and are safe for kids)
Method of Preparation:
1. Mix the water and milk in a pan and bring it to a boil.
2. Add the rice flour and boil 3 times more for the powder to dissolve completely. Stir it occasionally to prevent the milk from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
3. Turn off the gas and add sugar. Mix well and serve.
Tips:
1. Ensure a good quantity of rice flour is stocked for instant use as and when your little one is hungry.
2. Rice flour can either be purchased from the market or made at home as per the following process- Wash the rice thoroughly with water and keep it to dry in a wide tray for 24-48 hours. Once dried completely, grind to a fine powder and the flour is ready for instant use.

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