Recipe of the day for Toddlers-Chicken and Brown Rice

Chicken and Brown Rice

1 tsp of butter
4 oz (1/2 cup) brown rice
2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked chicken, cut into strips
8 fl oz (1 cup) low sodium chicken broth or water
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 oz (1/8 cup) carrots, peeled and diced
1 oz (1/8 cup) broccoli florets
1oz (1/8 cup) zucchini, diced
2 oz (1/2 cup) grated Cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
little pinch of freshly ground black pepper, salt (optional) , dried thyme & dried oregano(all optional)

Add butter to the pot and mix in rice, pour the water/stock into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Cover the saucepan with a tight fitting lid, then reduce the heat to very low. Cook for 30 mins.
Briefly remove the lid and add the remaining ingredients (except for the cheese).
Put the lid back on and cook for 10 more mins, then remove from the heat.
Sprinkle the herbs and seasonings and then add grated cheese and set aside until cool enough for your baby.
You can chop this dish or mash it for your baby if the texture is a little too lumpy!

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