Spring Vegetable Risotto for Babies and Toddlers

Spring Vegetable Risotto for Babies and Toddlers

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Spring vegetable risotto for babies and toddlers is a traditional Italian dish makes a mildly-spiced meal for babies who are fond of bland yet tasty food. Authentically it’s made using Arborio rice, but here we have made use of regular variety of rice for the sake of convenience.

In Vegetable risotto for toddlers rice along with vegetables is cooked in an open pan and finally topped with cheese to get that burst of flavours. The vegetables provide vitamins, folic acid and fibre, while the cheese adds protein and calcium to your baby's diet.

While cheese is good for children, do not add in huge quantities because it takes too long to digest and your baby might refuse other foods during that time. So, we have added very little cheese to the Spring Vegetable Risotto just to get the authentic flavour. It is the veggies that this dish focuses on!

Remember to chop the vegetables of Vegetable Risotto for kids finely so that it gets cooked faster and it is easier for the babies to chew also. Try to cover and cook it if possible. This will help to retain the flavours an nutrients of the easy vegetable risotto for kids.

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Spring Vegetable Risotto for Babies and Toddlers recipe - How to make Spring Vegetable Risotto for Babies and Toddlers

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cup
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Ingredients


For Spring Vegetable Risotto For Babies and Toddlers
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onions whites
2 tbsp rice (chawal) , washed and drained
1 tsp oil
1 tbsp finely chopped onions
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
2 tbsp grated carrot
1 tbsp small broccoli florets
1 tbsp finely chopped french beans
restricted quantity of salt
1 1/2 tbsp grated processed cheese

Method
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    For spring vegetable risotto
  1. To make spring vegetable risotto for babies and toddlers , heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the rice and ¾ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
  3. Add the carrot, broccoli, french beans, spring onion whites and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till the vegetables turn soft, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the salt and cheese, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute or till the cheese melts. Mash it lightly using a potato masher.
  5. Serve the spring vegetable risotto for babies and toddlers lukewarm.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy214 cal
Protein6.5 g
Carbohydrates27.5 g
Fiber2 g
Fat8.8 g
Cholesterol14 mg
Sodium186.9 mg
Spring Vegetable Risotto (Baby and Toddler) Video by Tarla Dalal
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If your baby loves Spring Vegetable Risotto

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Notes for Spring Vegetable Risotto for Kids

  1. Spring Vegetable Risotto for Babies and Toddlers | vegetable risotto for toddlers | easy vegetable risotto for kids | vegetable risotto for kids is a one dish meal for babies around 12 months of age. 
  2. It is filled with flavours, variety in textures and nutrition as well. 
  3. Easy Vegetable Risotto for Kids provides energy, protein, fiber, calcium, folic acid, phosphorus and potassium to your growing baby. 
  4. This risotto should have a well mashed consistency. So that it is easier for the babies to chew. 
  5. Feel free to add any vegetables to this risotto. Most veggies add fiber to cleanse the digestive tract of babies and keep them away from colic. 
  6. Begin with a small quantity and gradually increase the quantity. 
  7. All the equipment, feeding bowls and spoons used for cooking and serving baby food must be well-sterilized before using. 

For Spring Vegetable Risotto for Kids

  1. For Spring Vegetable Risotto for Babies and Toddlers, first wash the rice with clean water. 
  2. Drain the excess water using a strainer and keep the washed and drained rice aside. 
  3. Next to make Vegetable Risotto for Toddlers take a deep non-stick pan. Pour oil in it and allow it to heat. 
  4. Once the oil is hot, add finely chopped spring onion whites to it. Try and use only finely chopped spring onions, as the baby is approaching 12 months and not yet ready for big chunks of veggies. 
  5. Add the garlic paste for added flavour. Now is the time to get your little one used to some strong flavours as well. However your baby doesn’t like garlic, avoid it. 
  6. Saute on a medium flame for 1 minute. 
  7. Add the washed and drained rice. 
  8. Add ¾ cup of water for cooking Vegetable Risotto for Toddlers
  9. Mix well using a ladle, allow it to cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes. The rice at this stage should be completely cooked. It may take a 1minute extra to cook depending on the quality of the rice. 
  10. Now add the vegetables of Vegetable Risotto for Kids. First add the carrots. Prefer grated carrots, as they do not need much cooking and are easier to chew by babies. 
  11. Next add broccoli. You can add cleaned and washed very small florets or finely chop them. 
  12. Add cleaned and washed finely chopped French beans. You can add finely chopped cauliflower also if you wish to. 
  13. Again add ½ cup of water for cooking. This time the water is to cook the vegetables so that they turn soft and the baby can chew them easily. 
  14. Mix well using a ladle.
  15. Cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Ensure that at this stage the vegetables are cooked and soft. Keep stirring occasionally as needed.
  16. Next add little salt. This is optional though. Add restricted quantity of salt only if advised by your pediatrician.
  17. Finally add some cheese for enhanced flavour. Grate it and add it to the rice.
  18. Mash the Easy Vegetable Risotto for Kids using a potato masher lightly so the risotto becomes smooth and easy for baby to chew.
  19. Serve the Spring Vegetable Risotto for Babies and Toddlers lukewarm.
  20. If your baby loves Vegetable Risotto for Kids, also try other variety of foods like Ragi Uttapa for Babies and Toddlers, Jowar Banana Sheera for Babies and Carrot and Moong Dal Soup for Babies and Toddlers

Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies and Toddlers

  1. Aside from Spring Vegetable Risotto for Babies and Toddlers recipe see our other varaitions of rice recipes. Try Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies and Toddlers recipe. See detailed recipe of Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies and Toddlers For Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies and Toddlers  

    Ingredients for moong dal khichdi for babies and toddlers  
    1 tbsp green moong dal (split green gram)
    1 tbsp rice (chawal)
    1/8 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
    1/2 tsp ghee

    Method for moong dal khichdi for babies and toddlers  
    1. Wash and soak the green moong dal and rice in enough water for 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
    2. Combine the green moong dal, rice, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
    3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
    4. Mash the khichdi very well using a potato masher.
    5. Add the ghee and mix well.
    6. Serve the moong dal khichdi for babies and toddlers lukewarm.
     
       

Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers

  1. Aside from Spring Vegetable Risotto for Babies and Toddlers recipe see our other varaitions of rice recipes. Try Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers recipe. See detailed recipe of Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers. For Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers

    Ingredients for curd rice for babies and toddlers
    1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
    4 tbsp curd (dahi) , preferably made with cow’s
    2 tbsp rice (chawal) , washed and drained
    1/2 tsp ghee
    1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
    a pinch of asafoetida (hing)  

    Method for curd rice for babies and toddlers  
    1. To make curd rice for babies and toddlers, heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
    2. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and rice and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
    3. Add approx. 1 cup of water and mix well. Cover it with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the rice is overdone, all the water has been evaporated and it can be easily mashed, while stirring occasionally.
    4. Cool the rice slghtly, add the curds and coriander and coarsely blend it in a mixer.
    5. Serve the curd rice for babies and toddlers immediately.
       

Reviews

Spring Vegetable Risotto ( Baby and Toddler Recipe)
 on 22 Aug 13 02:40 PM
5

Tasty risotto with mashed vegetables added to it.