Kid food: Cheddar-Pumpkin Rice


It’s been fun lately to make kid food that actually gets eaten… there’s only so many peanut butter sandwiches one mama can make before she rolls her eyes so far back in her head they come out her ears.

Pepper is on solids, and while she’s not wild about it, she does eat a little of what I give her most of the time. She’s never been overly interested, but she eats. I usually give her whole food to feed herself with as she seems to like that, but she’ll also have a few spoonfuls of stuff here and there as well. So I’ve dragged out some of the recipes I made for her sister (and never got around to blogging!) and they’re going down a treat. Like this cheesy pumpkin mix. Proof that Abby actually ate something other than yogurt at some point in her life:
cheddar-pumpkin-rice-2-copyOh boy she was cute. All big eyes and fat lips. She still is so devastatingly adorable that I can’t talk about her too much or you’ll all fall alseep from sheer boredom. I try not to be “that” mum, but I could eat her cheeks every day for a week! wanna hear about it?!

Miss Pepper is thoroughly enjoying a bit of cheddar-pumpkin rice these days, and I hope your little guys do too :)

Kid Food: Cheddar-pumpkin rice


  • 1 cup cooked rice (brown or white)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1 cup cooked mashed pumpkin


Step 1
Melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the flour. Stir for about a minute over medium heat.
Step 2
Turn the heat to low and add the milk, whisking constantly until it starts to thicken (I turn up the heat a little bit because I'm a rebel, but do be careful it doesn't go lumpy - stir a lot!)
Step 3
Stir in the cheese so it melts, then stir in the rice and pumpkin. Let cool a little before serving to your munchkin.



  1. Jay - Moodie Foodie says

    I do wanna hear about it! They’re both beautiful Stacey and if you want to talk about them we’re all listening:)

  2. Mushroom Enthusiast says

    You do make me laugh. Love the photo. May have to try the Cheddar Pumpkin Rice with my teenage girls!

  3. Lisa Mckenzie says

    Nope I won’t get bored promise they both are adorable ,those eyes! You have really gorgeous little girls so talk away hon,and I am glad Pepper likes your cooking.

  4. Jordan | Berlin by the Bay says

    She is just so adorable! I just made a pumpkin dish for my 10 month old yesterday and she gobbled it up-but there isn’t much she doesn’t like really…

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