We received 2 emails during the week asking about grinding rice for homemade baby cereal. I thought I’d clean the coffee grinder and post some images in response. Below I am using Basmati rice because that is what’s for dinner and that’s what I have to use up before I can move onto the brown basmati. I highly recommend using brown rice for baby’s cereal – it’s just more nutritious!
My coffee grinder is a Braun coffee grinder. It is a blade grinder and not a burr grinder. The coffee grinder is simple and cost about $14.95; it’s very old and did the grinding of rice for my (now 7 3/4 years old) twins when they were babies.
You can use old hard bread to clean your coffee grinder and rid it of coffee. The images below will show bits of coffee dust because I did a quick clean as we only use the grinder for coffee now.
First up, the coffee grinder
The grinder with 1/4 cup of whole Basmati rice (I ran out of brown rice!)
Rice after 8 seconds of grinding
Rice after 10 more seconds of grinding
Rice after another 10 seconds of grinding, now in a bowl
Rice in a bowl – part 2 Total grind time: about 30 seconds
This grinder really can turn rice into a nice powdery type consistency that is perfect for making homemade baby cereals. It will do barley, steel cut oats, kamut, qunioa etc..