Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Once a month cooking (OAMC) for the canine member of your family! For a 50lb dog this makes enough quantity for 2 weeks, double it or make two batches to stock your freezer with a month's supply of highly nutritional dog food. My 9-month old black-mouth cur rescue dog was a very picky eater and losing weight before I started making him this homemade dog food. I researched canine nutritional needs and combined recipes to come up with this recipe, keeping the proportions and nutrients inline with recommendations I found online. Vegetables should either be chopped to small pieces or pureed because dogs do not chew their food so large pieces will pass through undigested. Overcook the rice and vegetables, the softer the better! Satisfies the fussiest of eaters, every dog that has tried this recipe has licked his/her chomps in gratitude and licked his/her bowl clean! Rivals the most expensive commercial dog foods in nutritional value at a fraction of the cost!
- 24 cups water
- 8 cups brown rice
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 2 (15 ounce) cans mackerel, chopped
- 2 cups carrots, grated
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
- 1 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli and cauliflower, chopped
- 1 (16 ounce) package frozen peas (may substitute with french-cut green beans)
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
- 16 ounces ricotta cheese
- 3⁄4 cup flax seed, ground in a coffee grinder
- In a large stockpot bring water to a boil, add brown rice, ground turkey and grated carrots, return to boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 40-50 minutes, until water is absorbed.
- Thaw and chop or puree cauliflower and broccoli mix, add chopped canned fish, with juices, and remaining vegetables to rice/turkey/carrots mixture. Heat until all ingredients are soft and mushy, adding more water if necessary. Set aside to cool.
- Stir ground flax into ricotta/cottage cheese and then stir the cheese/flax mixture, along with the pumpkin, into the rice/turkey/fish/vegetables mixture.
- For a 50lb dog fill freezer bags with 2.5 cup portions, freeze.
- Thaw in refrigerator for 24hrs before feeding time. Daily portions can be divided into two meals.