Recipes

Fish congee

This delicious recipe is a great way to serve fish as a first food for babies. A simple way to make a meal that everyone can eat - just puree it for babies!

Fish congee

Method

  1. In a saucepan, bring water to the boil and add rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
  2. Remove all bones from fish fillet.
  3. In a frying pan, add enough water to cover the base of the pan. Bring to a simmer, add ginger and fish fillet then cover. Gently poach for 5-10minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Remove the fish from the pan and mash with a fork.
  5. Add mashed fish and spinach to the rice and bring to the boil. Mix well for about 5 minutes. 

Serving

For babies aged ~6 months– puree until smooth and runny.

For babies aged 7-8 months  – Puree slightly to ensure there are soft, fine lumps and no stringy bits.

For babies aged 9+ months – serve as is.

Variation

You can add sliced tomato and finely chopped spring onion, or replace the spinach with 2 cups of finely sliced lettuce.

Number of serves

This recipe is for 6 adult serves. It will make approximately:

20 x 6 month old serves

18 x 7-8 month old serves

16 x 8-12 month old serves

10 x 12 month-2 year old serves

To serve

To serve: 6

You need

  • ½ cup white rice
  • 5 cups water
  • 300g fish fillet (deboned) salmon, cod, snapper etc.
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 cups thinly sliced spinach

Method

  1. In a saucepan, bring water to the boil and add rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
  2. Remove all bones from fish fillet.
  3. In a frying pan, add enough water to cover the base of the pan. Bring to a simmer, add ginger and fish fillet then cover. Gently poach for 5-10minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Remove the fish from the pan and mash with a fork.
  5. Add mashed fish and spinach to the rice and bring to the boil. Mix well for about 5 minutes. 

Serving

For babies aged ~6 months– puree until smooth and runny.

For babies aged 7-8 months  – Puree slightly to ensure there are soft, fine lumps and no stringy bits.

For babies aged 9+ months – serve as is.

Variation

You can add sliced tomato and finely chopped spring onion, or replace the spinach with 2 cups of finely sliced lettuce.

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