April 25, 2008
This dish reminds me of something you would have on a cool night in Tuscany. Cannelini beans, also known as white beans have a smooth texture and a nutty flavor. Combined with the brown rice, you have a complete protein. I've been making the adult version of this dish for years. When you make this for babies it becomes a creamy puree that -- I've found -- they can't stop eating. This is one of those dishes that I crave when I think about it. This baby version of it is so quick, inexpensive and easy. Whether I soak my own beans or open a can of organic ones, I always put aside a few for Kenya to pick up and feed himself. Since they're nice and mushy, it's easy for babies, even with few teeth, to munch on.
We used these to make this recipe: