This is a great recipe I used to make for Bebe B often when she first started out eating solid foods. I was inspired to post it today after seeing some beautiful, ripe plums at the market this week. If you can’t find plums you could use pluots or peaches as well.
Plum Pudding Ingredients: 3 plums 1/2 cup brown rice 1/2 vanilla bean (optional) 1 cup water (plus more for steaming)
Clean, slice and pit plums. Leave the skins on until after steaming (this helps lock in the nutrients). Next steam the plums in either a steaming basket on the stove or in the Beaba babycook . If using the babycook fill water to the 2 mark for a full basket. If steaming on the stove use about 1 inch of water and steam for about 3-4 minutes. Allow the plums to cool. Next run the dry rice through a food processor or Beaba babycook till you have a rice powder (about 2-4 minutes). In a small saucepan heat 1 cup of water on medium heat till it simmers then reduce the heat to low and add the rice powder. If using, scrap the insides of the the vanilla bean (little black specks) into the saucepan as well. Cook on low another 5-7 minutes, stirring often. Most of the liquid should be absorbed. Allow the rice mixture to cool for at least 5-10 minutes. Now the plums should be cool enough to scrape from the skins and puree a food processor or Beaba babycook till a thin consistency is reached. Lastly mix the plum puree into the rice mixture and serve warm. If you need to thin it out a touch you can add some breast milk or formula. This also makes wonderful dessert for toddlers, older kids and even adults. For children over age 1 and adults add a touch of honey! This recipe will keep up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. It will fill about 3 ice cube trays (15-30 servings)