Sweet potato porridge for toddlers (using modified si shen soup)

sweet potato porridge for toddlers

For the past two days, Alicia has been having one meal of sweet potato porridge cooked with my modified si shen soup. It’s sooooo sweet and fragrant, and most importantly, oozing with nutrition! 😀

Guess what Alicia does when she sees her sweet potato porridge?

She picks out all the sweet potato to eat first… leaving behind the porridge. But after tasting the first mouth of porridge and realising that it’s yummy, it becomes easier to feed after that… note: easier compared to usual; doesn’t mean it’s easy per se.

And so, she has this porridge with either pan-seared/baked cod fillet or baked/braised chicken and it’s a balanced meal already. Hehehe. For those who have children who don’t mind minced chicken or pork in the porridge, by all means add that in!

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Sweet potato porridge for toddlers (using modified si shen soup)
Serves: 1
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice grains
  • 200ml modified si shen soup
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese yellow sweet potato (peeled and cubed)
  1. Wash the brown rice grains till water runs clear.
  2. Steam the cubed yellow sweet potato for about 5min to release the flavour and aroma.
  3. Place the grains into the soup in the slow cooker's earthen inner pot and bring the soup to a boil on the stove (I'm using a mini crock pot).
  4. Place the earthen pot back into the slowcooker's outer pot, add the steamed sweet potato cubes and cook for slightly past an hour.
  5. Dish and serve.
The porridge was cooked in a crock pot as the porridge is much softer - more suitable for babies and toddlers.


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2 Responses to Sweet potato porridge for toddlers (using modified si shen soup)

  1. Winnie says:

    Hi mummy, I love your recipes that are easy to prepare for a noob like me. hahaha

    May I ask if this porridge is suitable for babies of how many months? Can my boy of 11months have this?


    • simplymommie says:

      Yes, Winnie. I think TCM halls sell the powdered version of sishen brown rice cereal. If you are worried about giving him this before 1 year old, you can try the powdered version which is suitable for 6months and up.

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