As our little babies grow older and reach their weaning age and then toddlerhood, we always wanted to introduce best and healthiest food to them, so that, they can have a healthy start in life. We as mums, always surf for healthy recipes for toddlers and babies, so that, we can cook and feed our little bundle of joy the healthiest foods with our love.
Today, I am going to share rice and lentile medley recipe to feed our little babies and toddlers. This recipe is extremely easy and simple to cook. So, let’s start our recipe…
Mixed lentils of your choice 1 cup (soaked for atleast 1 hr)
Rice 2 cups
Onion 1 little piece
Water 3-4 cups
Black pepper 1/2 pinch (optional)
Oil 1 tbsp
Method: Pour oil in a pan and fry onions. When onions become light golden then add lentils and rice and black pepper. Store and mix it well and then pour water and then cover the pan and let it cook on slow flame. When all the water dries off and rice and lentile becomes v softened, then this rice and lentile medley is ready. It is so so simple, easy yet very healthy.
FOR BABIES OF 7-8 MONTHS OR OLDER: Add 1 cup more water, so that when all the lentils and rice become soft, there is some water left to give it a liquidy consistency. If you find it bit thicker for your baby add more water and then blend into a puree like paste and feed your little one.
Vitamin B Complex: Vitamin B complex which plays very important role in strengthening the body tissues and for mental and physical development and growth,good source of high energy, useful protein in rice, easy to digest, rejuvenates the body when mixed with milk and is a cure for diarrhea and dysentery.
Good Source Of Energy: Rice has a lot more calories than many other baby cereals. After eating rice, our little baby feels energetic and active for longer time.
Proteins: Rice is a very good source of Protein as well which plays an important role in strengthening, developments and growth of muscles and other body tissues.
Easy to Digest: Rice is very energetic and healthy food and at the same time very easy to digest. Apart from being easy to digest, rice can be given in various ways like rice pudding, along with milk and yogurt and other food.
Rich In Fiber: Lentils are very rich in fiber and very easy to digest and light on baby’s tummy. As lentils are rich in fiber, it prevents baby from having constipation.
Rich In Iron: Lentils are rich in iron and gives our baby and toddler a lot of energy and about half a cup of lentils contain 3.4 mg of iron in it. These are very good source of energy as well as great for keeping blood cells healthy.
Immune System: Lentils contain Zinc which helps our little ones in developing good immunity against diseases and infections.
I hope you like this recipe. I will share lentils along with vegetables in my forthcoming articles as well. Our little one can have lentils and rice along with anything. Please let me know if you want rice and lentile recipes along with other ingredients like fish, chicken, meat or vegetables. It will be lovely to share recipes as per you choices.