Red rice porridge-Baby food

Preparation time
10 mins
Cooking time
10 mins
1 people
Meal course
Main course
Posted on
1 cup
Red rice
1 no.
Ripe red banana
1 tspn
Cardamom powder
1/2 cup
Coconut milk
1/2 cup
1 tspn
Red rice porridge-Baby food

This is a tasty and healthy baby food made with nutritious red rice with no sugar/salt added to it. This is not only for babies, even toddlers and adults would like this as a comfort food.


Red rice powder:

  1. Take a cup of red rice in a thick bottom pan.
  2. In low flame, dry roast it for around 5 minutes or until there is a strong aroma and the rice can be broken into two easily.
  3. Cool it and grind into a fine powder. You can use required amount for porridge and store it in air tight container.


  1. Add 2.5-3 tspn of red rice powder in a vessel.
  2. Add 1/2 cup water and stir well in low or medium flame.
  3. After 2-3 minutes, add 1/4 cup of coconut milk and a pinch of cardamom powder.
  4.  The porridge thickens immediately in 1 or 2 minutes. You can also add a tspn of ghee and switch off the stove.
  5. Tightly close the vessel for 3-4 minutes.
  6. It should be completely done. Add half a banana mashed to the porridge and feed it lukewarm to the baby with a sterilised cup.
  7. I used red banana. If you use any other variety, quantity can be adjusted as per the shape of the banana. Hill banana,nendhran(steamed),rasthali are some of the good varieties for babies.
  8. If needed, you can add some more coconut milk to adjust consistency. Do not keep the flame high at any point.

Yummy red rice porridge is ready to be fed to your little one. This can be given as a meal at any time preferably breakfast or lunch.


  1. You can also add steamed and mashed half apple instead of banana. Make sure the apple is sweet.
  2. Almond powder (soaked in water, skin peeled,dried and made to a fine powder),cashew powder(slightly roasted and powdered) can also be added to the porridge.
  3. If you are fine to use half a cup of jaggery or palm jaggery water, that can be added instead of fruit which makes it a perfect Kerala style kheer.


  1. San said on May 21, 2018 Reply
    When providing baby food recipes , can you make sure you mention the age for them? This recipe might not get digested easily for infants (6 months = 1 year).
    1. yagnapriya said on May 25, 2018
      Sure.. Most of the recipes here can be given to 6 months - one year without salt and sugar if following that rule. This recipe was one of my baby's first foods and tested by my friends with their babies too. Should keep trying one by one to rule out allergies in babies.

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