After some time of eating same type ingredients, bubs finally graduated to consuming porridge – and the first ingredient mommy chooses is definitely the popular orange-pink salmon fish! Much research would tell every Asian parent salmon possesses high quantities of omega-3 fatty acid that is key for brain development and eyesight. Salmon also contains Vitamin A D, Calcium and is a good source of protein.
There was another motivation – salmon fish have a distinct taste and I wanted to get bubs accustomed to the taste early on.
Do get your salmon from reputable sources so the fish is kept fresh. For this recipe, I used a 200gm fillet and was able to make 1 ice tray of cubes, suitable for about a week.
For rice, I chose a bario rice and quinoa mix.
- 200gm Salmon fillet, boneless
- 1 cup bario rice with quinoa mix
- 2 cups water, for boiling rice
- Clean the salmon and steam it for 10 minutes till cooked but tender.
- At the same time, boil the 1 cup of rice with sufficient water using the 'porridge' mode.
- When the fish is ready, remove the skin and mash the flesh into small flakes.
- Combine fish and porridge together.
- Note: For babies younger than 8 months or if you feel your bubs is not ready for rougher textures, blend the porridge and rice mixtures.
- Finally, enjoy feeding bubs! And don't forget to video the expression for memory keepsakes.