How to Make Oatmeal Rice Dog Food

by Elle Di Jensen
Oatmeal and rice are sources of vital nutrients for your dog.

Oatmeal and rice are sources of vital nutrients for your dog.

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When you make your best friend's meals from scratch you ensure she's eating nutritious, quality food. Oatmeal and rice are wholesome ingredients you can include in a dish of homemade food for your pup. They're both sources of carbs, and they both contain important nutrients such as manganese, selenium and magnesium. Oatmeal also has phosphorus and zinc, and it's a source of fiber.

Step 1

Turn the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit to preheat.

Step 2

Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.

Step 3

Combine carrots, celery, green beans, turkey and eggs in a mixing bowl. Stir with a spoon to combine all the ingredients well.

Step 4

Add rice, olive oil and oatmeal to the mixture and stir well to incorporate it all together.

Step 5

Divide the dog food mix evenly among the prepared muffin cups, pressing the tops down with the back of the spoon to pack the mixture firmly.

Step 6

Place the filled muffin tins into the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes.

Step 7

Remove the muffin tins from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes before turning them over to release the meaty muffins onto the countertop or a plate.

Items You Will Need

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 14-ounce can low-sodium green beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal, not instant or quick-cooking
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 muffin tins
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spoon

Tips

  • Allow the dog food to cool completely before serving to your dog.
  • If the dog food doesn't immediately release from the muffin cups, tap the bottoms of the cups to jar them loose.
  • Store this dog food in a plastic resealable zipper bag in the fridge for as long as five days or in the freezer for up to a month.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Elle Di Jensen has been a writer and editor since 1990. She began working in the fitness industry in 1987, and her experience includes editing and publishing a workout manual. She has an extended family of pets, including special needs animals. Jensen attended Idaho and Boise State Universities. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications.

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