This week, I have come up with a rice dish enriched with cottage cheese and flavorful veggies. This is not just my toddler’s favorite but also my entire family’s. A nice spicy gravy will be a perfect combination for this recipe for adults. But toddlers will love to eat this just the way it is. It will save a lot of time for you and will be a perfect lunch-box food.
As usual, Dr. Frieda, NDTR has given a very excellent insight on this recipe and please don’t miss to read it. Her professional approach helps me curate my little girl’s menu more responsibly and I hope it helps others mommies too.
Let’s check out how to prepare this super yummy and straightforward recipe.
1.Cottage Cheese – 150 grams
2. Basmati Rice – 1 cup (cooked )
3. Carrot – 2 nos (finely chopped)
4. Potato – 1 nos (finely chopped)
5. Cauliflower – 1 cup (clean well and chop finely)
6. Peas – 1/2 cup
7. Corn – 1/2 cup
8. Onion – 1 nos (thinly sliced)
9. Coconut Oil – 2 teaspoons
10. Salt – As required
11. Pepper – As required
1. Place the cottage cheese in really hot water to make it soften. After 10 to 15 mins, remove water.
2. Now the cottage cheese is very soft and is ready to be scrambled.
3. Heat a pan and add oil, Once the oil is heated, add the chopped onions and fry till translucent.
4. Now add carrots, potato and cauliflower one by one and fry.
5. Add peas and corn and mix well.
6. Add required salt.
7. Now add the scrambled cottage cheese.Turn off the heat.
8. You can now add the cooked Basmati rice.
9. Finally add pepper according to the child’s spice tolerance.
10. You can also add in herbs like thyme and rosemary to make the rice more flavorful.
Dr. Frieda Fontaine’s Expert review of this recipe :
This is a good recipe for a number of reasons. Mainly, it includes cottage cheese which is a good source of calcium for your growing toddler. Also, now would be a could time to introduce cheeses into your toddler’s diet assuming there is no dairy allergy.
Rice is one of the most easily digestible food. When making this recipe, opt for fortified rice. This type of white rice is fortified with folic acid and B vitamins to replace some of the nutrients that have been lost processing. Be sure to read the package labeling carefully for this information.
If your toddler is at the grasping stage, the recipe is chunky enough for him or her to grasp it during mealtime.
Additionally, this rice dish is chalked full of vegetables. It is a great way to include a greater variety of vegetables in your toddler’s diet. When experimenting with dishes, patience is key. Discerning what your toddler will or will not eat can be a challenge. You may find that you need to add more or less of one or more ingredients. The most important thing is to expose your toddler to a variety of foods until you find the dishes that work. If there are leftovers, be sure to discard after three days.
I would love to hear from you about this toddler diet series and this recipe. Do try and let me know how it came out. Also write to firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions. Alternatively, you can leave them in the comments too.