If you’ve got carrots and brown rice you’ve got spiced carrot and rice puree! Not only does it turn out absolutely gorgeous in color, but it’s a great way to turn your new eater on to beta carotene packed carrots! We have been buying these gorgeous orange, red and even yellow ones at the Hollywood farmers market for Gemma to make this puree, Mango, Carrot, Apple Puree as well as to recipes for her to try as finger foods like Roast Carrot Coins and Carrot Ginger Soup which Kenya and Chloe could slurp up by the gallon.

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What I love most about this homemade baby food puree is not only that we almost always have carrots and brown rice in the house, but also that it uses spice. Lately when I’m trying new foods on Gemma and she isn’t interested in them, just a bit of spice gets her excited. Case in point was this Spiced Carrot and Rice Puree. I made it first without the cumin and she wasn’t that into it, but as soon as I mixed in the cumin she was all in. It’s amazing how a pinch of cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika or other spices can add a ton of flavor without anything else needed. If you try it with your baby let me know how it goes in the comments below and tell me the spice your baby enjoys pst. I always love the inspiration!


Spiced Carrot and Rice Puree

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Servings: 6
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 46 minutes


  • 1/2 cup short grain brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin


  • In a small saucepan, combine THE rice and water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the carrots to the rice, cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes. You will still have some liquid in the rice, this will help with the pureeing.
  • Transfer rice, carrot, parsley and cumin to a food processor, puree until smooth adding additional water if necessary and serve.
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. is brown rice hard to digest compared to white rice? also how to freeze left overs do u put them in ice cube tray or any other method?

  2. […] wondering where to start? We’ve got a few great recipes for you to try! Check out this Spiced Carrot and Rice Puree recipe. Or mash up your mash with a Sweet Potato Coconut Puree. Both are from Weelicious.com, so we know […]

  3. Has your baby tried other foods already? It is important to introduce your child to single foods and flavors before introducing more complex varieties! 🙂

  4. Catherine, can you substitute quinoa for the brown rice? Just don’t have brown rice in the house right now! 🙂

  5. Yes, you can serve this to a 14 month old child. You can use white rice, but I strongly encourage you to get brown rice. It is so much healthier! You can freeze this for up to 3 months!

  6. can I make it for a 14 months toddler. I also son’t have brown rice, can I use white rice??
    and can I freeze it, the amount is big for my baby

  7. BTW, we took the liberty of renaming it Peter Rabit Rice, since it has Carrots and Parsley in it!

  8. served this as a side, without pureeing. It was delicious! My 4 year old and 21 month old loved it.

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