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Pumpkin and Rice Porridge

A Cozy and Digestible Meal for Babies

Introducing your baby to solids is an exciting journey, and this Pumpkin and Rice Porridge is a perfect start. Rich in nutrients and easy to digest, this porridge combines the natural sweetness of pumpkin with the comforting texture of rice, making it a hit with little ones.

6+ Months

This recipe requires minimal skills.

Total time
25 minutes

Makes about 4 servings

Dietary Needs
Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegetarian


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
  • 1/4 cup rice (white or brown rice, finely ground)
  • 2 cups water, or a mixture of water and breastmilk/formula (for cooking) (480ml)



  1. Prepare the Rice: If starting with whole rice, rinse it under cold water. Grind the rice in a blender or food processor until it reaches a fine, flour-like consistency.
  2. Cook the Porridge: In a saucepan, combine the ground rice with 2 cups of water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent lumps, for about 10-15 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken.
  3. Add Pumpkin: Stir in the pumpkin puree and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. If using breastmilk or formula, reduce the water by the amount of milk you plan to add and stir it in after removing the porridge from heat to preserve nutrients.
  4. Adjust Consistency: If the porridge is too thick, add a little more water, breastmilk, or formula until you achieve the desired consistency.
  5. Cool and Serve: Allow the porridge to cool to a safe temperature before serving.

Remember, when introducing new foods to your baby, it’s crucial to monitor for any signs of allergies or intolerances. Introducing one new food at a time can help identify any potential issues. If using formula or breastmilk, consider the added nutritional benefits and choose what aligns best with your feeding practices.

Feeding Tips

  • Ensure the porridge is at a comfortable temperature before feeding your baby.
  • Start with a smooth, runny consistency for younger babies, gradually making it thicker as they grow.
  • Always supervise your baby during feeding to ensure safety.


  • Store any unused porridge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Freeze portions in ice cube trays for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.


Please note that the following is an estimate based on generic ingredients. Actual nutritional values may vary.

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Calories 80
Protein 2g
Carbohydrates 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Fat 0.5g
Sodium 10mg
Vitamin A 100% DV
Vitamin C 2% DV
Calcium 2% DV
Iron 4% DV


  • When introducing new foods to your baby, it’s best to wait 3-5 days between each new food to monitor for any allergic reactions.
  • If using canned pumpkin, ensure it’s pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling, which contains added sugars and spices.


Pumpkin and Rice Porridge is a nutritious, comforting meal that’s ideal for babies making the transition to solids. It’s easy to digest, rich in essential nutrients, and can be easily adjusted to suit your baby’s developing taste and texture preferences. Happy feeding!

Disclaimer: The content available on Little Baby Formula’s website is intended solely for your general knowledge. Little Baby Formula does not offer medical guidance or participate in medical practices. We recommend consulting your pediatrician before picking to use bottle-feeding. Results may differ from person to person.
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I'm Jolibee, a 30-year-old mom of four, sharing my passion for nutritious, homemade baby food. Through easy, tasty recipes, I help busy parents like you nurture healthy eating habits for your little ones from their very first bite.

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