Fish congee

This delicious recipe is a great way to serve fish as a first food for babies. A simple way to make a meal that everyone can eat - just puree it for babies!

Fish congee in bowls with baby spoons
SERVES6
TIME TO MAKE1 - 2 hours
MEAL TYPEDinner
TIME TO MAKE1 - 2 hours
MEAL TYPEDinner

Method

  1. In a saucepan, bring water to the boil and add rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
  2. Remove all bones from fish fillet.
  3. In a frying pan, add enough water to cover the base of the pan. Bring to a simmer, add ginger and fish fillet then cover. Gently poach for 5-10minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Remove the fish from the pan and mash with a fork.
  5. Add mashed fish and spinach to the rice and bring to the boil. Mix well for about 5 minutes.

Variation

You can add sliced tomato and finely chopped spring onion, or replace the spinach with two cups of finely sliced lettuce.

Serving

  • For babies aged ~6 months– puree until smooth and runny.
  • For babies aged 7-8 months  – Puree slightly to ensure there are soft, fine lumps and no stringy bits.
  • For babies aged 9+ months – serve as is.

Number of serves

This recipe is for 6 adult serves. It will make approximately:

  • 20 x 6 month old serves
  • 18 x 7-8 month old serves
  • 16 x 8-12 month old serves
  • 10 x 12 month-2 year old serves
  • 1/2 cup
    white rice
  • 5 cups
    water
  • 300 g
    fish fillet (salmon, cod, snapper etc), deboned
  • slices fresh ginger
  • 2 cups
    spinach, thinly sliced
Per serve
  • Energy
    455kJ
  • Total Fat
    0.5g
  • Saturated Fat
    0.1g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    13.9g
  • Sugars
    0.2g
  • Dietary Fibre
    0.5g
  • Protein
    11.7g
  • Sodium
    59mg