Top Ten Ways to Flavor Rice

Posted on Aug 15 2008 - 9:06am by Christine

Brown rice is a highly nutritious food that we thoroughly recommend including in your baby’s diet (AND your own if you’ve only eaten white rice up to now!).

But if it takes your little one (or you)  some time to begin to appreciate the unique ‘nuttiness’ of plain brown rice, then we have good news for you – it’s actually very easy to transform the flavor of brown rice into something totally new!

Top 10 ways to flavor rice

Here are our top ten ways to flavor rice

  • Replace the cooking water with chicken, beef or vegetable stock
  • Replace the cooking water with coconut water
  • Replace half the cooking water with apple juice
  • Replace half the cooking water with tomato juice
  • Add turmeric to the cooking water (a pinch for every 1/4 cup of dry rice). Adds flavor and a vibrant yellow color!
  • Add a cinnamon stick to the cooking water. Gives a delicious flavor and a subtle pink color!
  • Stir a pinch of nutmeg into cooked rice
  • Stir a generous amount of chopped, fresh parsley into cooked rice
  • Combine cooked rice with finely chopped, sauted vegetables
  • Top cooked rice with grated Parmesan cheese and stir well!

See our brown rice baby food recipes here

Do you have any interesting ways of adding new flavor to rice? Please share your ideas!

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. farheen September 15, 2008 at 4:52 am -

    i normally mix my baby’s rice with the stew that i have made for the whole family.

  2. sandrar September 10, 2009 at 9:49 am -

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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