(St. Louis, MO USA)
I have used baby rice as the first food for all of our little ones (my 5, plus I am caring for my 13th foster), but will definitely rethink the trend next time.
THIS time, however, introducing rice had the opposite effect. Our baby had projectile vomiting, then diarrhea for up to 48 hours after one small serving. He tolerated oatmeal and barley just fine, but each time I tried to reincorporate rice we got the same result.
If rice flour is an ingredient in mixed foods, I have learned that I can count on the same affect.
So, I am looking now for recipes for finger foods for an 11+ month old.