I don't feel any pressure to give Buttercup a starch with every meal. I know they are the least nutrient-dense food I could offer her (next to things like candy and potato chips, ya know). I also feel totally secure knowing that she is getting all the nutrition she needs from her six nursing sessions a day, so I don't feel bad letting her experiment with these flavors either.
Buttercup has had similarly textured food items, including rice and bulgar wheat. We served this in the same way: in a little heap on her highchair tray. She took one bite and didn't really seem that interested after that. I am not sure why. Maybe she knew her body needed the salmon and veggies more. I just don't know. I thought it was really tasty, though.
I think it's important to continue to offer Buttercup whatever I'm making Hubby and I for dinner, so we will be trying this again in the future.
PROS: an easy starch option
CONS: didn't care for it