Lots of moms like to think out loud, and CherylDee is one of them. Here is one of the latest posts to her Lipsticks to Baby Bottles blog.
This is probably one of Kiara's favourite dishes, and I believe many Asian kids, too! It's easy peasy to make and tastes delish!
What you'll need:
- Minced chicken
- Diced carrots
- Rice (brown rice if you want a healthier choice)
- Bovril (optional)
- Garlic (optional)
- Chicken stock (optional)
For all the items that I stated as optional, it's really up to you which you would prefer. Some would rather skip Bovril and garlic and just use chicken stock, whereas some would do the opposite. So that part is really up to you and depends on how you would like your baby's food to be. I personally have used all three methods, and Kiara likes them all the same.
Step one: Add rice and carrots to a pot of boiling water (or boiling chicken stock). You can add finely chopped garlic if you would prefer to add more flavor to the dish.
Step two: I let this simmer in for about 15 to 20 minutes until the carrots are softer. Plus the rice takes a while to cook, too! Once done, add your minced chicken, which cooks quite fast since it's itty-bitty pieces.
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I don't know why the chicken tends to clump up when it cooks so I always find myself mashing it into smaller pieces, especially since Kiara has now learned how to spit it out if she thinks it's too big for her to chew.
Step three: Next I added in some chicken Bovril, which i must say, is so delish! I grew up with Bovril in my porridge, and hence why I introduced it to Kiara, too. Not everyone likes the taste, but between the original flavor and the new chicken version, I love the chicken! I sometimes add it to my soups to make them more delicious. Note: Bovril is rich in flavor, and you only need the tiniest amount for your dish, so be careful and add it bit by bit till you like the way it is. It can be quite salty if you put in too much, but should that happen, add water. That always does the trick for me. Then continue to simmer, and it will slowly thicken up again.
Step four: As a finishing touch, I blend it with my hand processor to smooth it out. Depending on the age of your child, you can decide how pureed you would like it.
Once that is done, you're ready to serve! (Or dish it. Wait a good 10 minutes for it to cool down or it will be too hot for bubs to eat!) I sometimes add tofu to the porridge, if I remember to buy some from the supermarket. I love the Chinese silken tofu best. So soft and yummy!
This is a really easy dish to make, and trust me, your bubs is going to love it! Good luck!
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