As I mentioned on Wednesday, my food intake post-wisdom teeth extraction was definitely not the typical mashed potatoes-and-ice cream diet.
Waiting for those four gummy holes to close up has really just given me an excuse for eating some of the weird concoctions I would have eaten anyway.
(Which is actually how I normally cook rice, despite having been gifted a rice cooker over a year ago that has yet to be used.)
….then pureed in two batches–one super creamy, the other a little more…textured–this Brown Rice Puree has become the base of some surprisingly tasty creations.
I already showed you how it mixed with the (also pureed) Vegetarian Chili made by Stepmama Smart into something slightly spicy, with melted veggie cheese–bought only because it was a close-out deal–—making this something I would NEVER waste on a baby.
After a day of testing my teeth a little too much (also known as my stepsister’s bridal shower), a soothing snack of warmed brown rice ‘baby food’ topped with Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta leftovers was just what my mouth wanted.
One morning, I mixed it up with spinach and a glop of mango-peach salsa, then topped everything off with two perfectly sunny eggs from the chicken coop…
…I cannot even TELL y’all how good that was.
Leftover flaky broiled salmon sounds like a good pairing with some brown rice mush, don’t you agree? [Especially when I added cranberry honey mustard post-photograph.]
I had, in fact, resorted to cooking and chopping red leaf lettuce out of dearth-of-veggies desperation.
Time for a sweet go-round with the grain: Banana Brown Rice “Pudding” made with quinoa-rice milk, and into which I stirred vanilla, cinnamon, and some Cinnamon Honey Peach Butter.
This brown rice baby food thang has probably gone on longer than needed. I bet I could manage to almost get down fluffy, individual rice grains if I wanted.
Brown Rice “Baby Food”
(should you want to join me in the Rice Mush Revolution…)
- 1 cup short grain brown rice
- salt (if desired)
- Boil brown rice in 3 cups water until soft and chewy, adding more water if necessary.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Put rice (and any water still in the pot) into a food processor and process until fairly smooth, adding water if necessary.
- Remove half of the rice from the food processor and place into storage container.
- Process remaining rice with more water until very smooth and liquid.
- Stir all rice together…and enjoy!
I know Laura understands my strange-but-good ways…and she won’t judge me for wanting to keep eating grown-up baby food for awhile longer. Neither will anyone else who aligns themselves with her weekly link-up…toothless or not.