Vegetarian baby food: cheesy pumpkin rice | Baby led weaning | Veggie Mama

Kid food: Cheddar-Pumpkin Rice

  • Author: Stacey Roberts | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Baby Food
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: Australian


A great option for babies who are moving onto more texture in their purees.



  • 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


  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the flour. Stir for about a minute over medium heat.
  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!)
  3. Stir in the cheese so it melts, then stir in the rice and pumpkin. Let cool a little before serving to your munchkin.


You could also add other mashed vegetables, or change up the cheese.

Keywords: baby food, pumpkin baby food, pumpkin and rice puree,