One of my friends (has 4 kids) said that with her kids, when she started them on solids, she gave them beans and rice like this:
Boil lentils - and then take the water only (no actual lentils - just the water) because it has a lot of nutrients - and mix it w/ rice cereal and breastmilk.
Because rice/beans is supposed to be a complete meal (amino acids) and then plus the breastmilk.....the baby should be able to digest it and benefit from the nutrients.
Has anyone actually done this? I mean, used the water from boiling beans? Just curious!