rice cereal benefits!?

MamaBear🐻🌼 • 26, Mom of two-proud Navy Wife & SAHM
Anyone who skips the cereal? What are the real benefits of it?? Is it important? Do you mix some in with the fruit or veggie? .....what's the best brand? Are there alternatives such as mixing whole grains in with homemade babyfood?
Son almost 5 months and starting to think about babyfood in a month! Thanks!!!!