TINY TOT TURKEY (BABY FOOD)

 

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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • Dab of butter
  • 1/2 cup white rice, uncooked
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped or grated
  • 1 to 2 ounces ground turkey meat

Directions

  • For 8-12 month-olds:
  • Heat water and butter in microwave at 100 percent for 2 minutes in a 4-cup bowl. Add rice and carrots to hot water. Cook, uncovered, at 100 percent for 3 minutes. Stir and let rest 10 minutes, covered. Stir and cook, uncovered, 3 minutes more at 100 percent. (Rice should be almost tender. If it looks dry, add a tablespoon of water. ) Add ground turkey and distribute evenly throughout rice. Cover and cook at 100 percent for 2 minutes more. Let rest, covered, 5 minutes, until cool enough to eat and to allow for complete cooking of rice.
  • Variations:
  • Add peas or chopped green beans, fresh or frozen, at the same time turkey is added. Allow an additional 1 to 2 minutes resting time to cook vegetables before serving.
  • Yield: 3 cups
  • Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups

Notes

This is a complete meal in one bowl. Just serve with milk and baby will be eating from all four food groups. It may taste a bit bland to you. That's because no salt is added. Remember, babies don't need added salt and have not developed an appetite for it yet. -- Eileen Behan, R.D.

Categories: Kid Friendly 

Author Credit: Microwave Cooking For Your Baby & Child by Eileen Behan, R.D. (Villard Books)

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