For some children sweet/pudding/dessert is easier than savoury. If our child looks forward to eating something then they are more likely to enjoy it. Rice pudding may be a way to take that step towards rice for children not yet eating it.
If our child is eating rice then presenting a different taste and texture is always positive. My teen was excited 😊
Remember, although I have a recipe for this anything goes. I know that a mum earlier in the week posted that her son is now eating rice because it was mixed with milk and sugar.
In the photo the recipe I have followed uses brown rice and coconut sugar so it’s not as white as you will get with white rice and regular sugar.
30g rice (short-grain works best for rice pudding)
1 heaped tsp sugar (adjust to taste)
Place in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring the milk to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally until it gets ‘pudding-like’.
*adapted from Annabel Langbein
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
Judith is also mum to two boys and is the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/