Rice is usually introduced to babies in the form of rice porridge at the age of 6 months. Rice is a perfect choice while introducing solids as it does not contain gluten. That eliminates the risk of gluten allergy. It is also an excellent source of carbohydrates.
While choosing rice for making baby food it is a great idea to select brown rice over the refined, white varieties. The reason behind this is that brown rice is only partially milled. The husk is removed whereas the bran and germ layers are intact making it rich in dietary fiber and manganese. It also contains selenium, magnesium, protein and a wide range of vitamins. The high fiber in Brown rice makes the stomach feel full in lesser quantity of rice. It also adds bulk to the stool aiding regular bowel cycles.