This simple puree made with fresh or frozen carrots and Mahatma® White Rice is tasty and perfect for all ages to enjoy! It’s even freezer friendly if you want to prep your meals ahead of time.
Combine rice, water, and carrots in a small heavy bottom stainless steel pot.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
Puree with a hand blender or food processor until smooth.
Serve warm or cold.
If Puree is too thick it can be thinned with water or organic broth.
Rice Puree can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3 days.
You can also portion into an ice cube tray or muffin pan and freeze.
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Allow to thaw in the refrigerator.
Making your own homemade vegetable and rice purees couldn’t be any easier! With just 3 simple ingredients you can prepare this meal for all ages, even those just beginning to start with solid foods. Once you master this simple puree, you’ll be ready to move onto others with Fruit, Peas and Brown Rice – or a creamy dessert like this Arroz con leche.
If you’ve never made your own rice purees before, it’s quite simple. Start by rinsing a quality rice variety, we suggest Mahatma® White Rice or Mahatma® Organic Rice, depending on your preference. Rinsing the rice helps to clear off any excess starch and make sure it’s clean and ready, much like cleaning the carrots before putting them in.
Once your rice is rinsed, combine the water, carrots, and rice together and bring to a boil before letting them simmer together. This will help all of the ingredients soften sufficiently so that, when blended, the texture is soft and easily digestible.
Once the rice and vegetables are cooked through, blend up your ingredients and it’s ready to serve!
If you want to make a large batch for later use, we suggest storing them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze this rice puree? Yes, this rice and carrot puree can perfectly be frozen for later use. Just make sure to use it up within a month and when you’re ready to eat, thaw it in the refrigerator rather than on the countertop.
If you’re looking for more of an adult version of this rice and veggie puree toss in a few more vegetables like celery or onion and cook with vegetable broth instead of water. You can also swap out the carrots and try this delicious Pumpkin Coconut Rice Soup recipe.