Here is our first cooking show on how to make Japanese Baby Food!
Today Kaori shows us how to make Okayu (rice porridge) for your baby in 5 easy steps. Okayu is commonly used as a starter food for babies in Japan, and can be adapted to each stage of the baby’s development. The starter Okayu is called “Jyu-bai-gayu” (10 x rice porridge) and is very liquid, perfect as a starter food for 5-6 mth old babies. This video shows how to make Jyu-bai-gayu as well as your regular rice for yourself in a rice cooker – extremely simple and practical, perfect for the busy mum and dad!
Thank you Kaori for showing us! This is a fantastic idea – I love it! I’ve been cooking my baby Okayu by your method everyday since!
What you need:
- Rice cooker
- Small ceramic bowl (heat-safe)
- Grinding bowl and stick (called Suribachi and Surikogi in Japanese) – can buy from 100yen shop
How to make:
- Measure rice
- Wash rice
- Prepare baby Okayu in small bowl – place 1 tablespoon washed rice in bowl and add 10 tablespoons of water.
- Place bowl containing baby rice in the center of the rice (for yourself) in the rice cooker. Cook on normal setting.
- After cooking, remove the baby Okayu and grind into smaller pieces for your baby.
Happy cooking everyone!