This slow cooker rice pudding will please anyone who loves a rich, creamy dessert. One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is to get together quickly.
Rice pudding is traditionally either baked in the oven or cooked over the stove. Using the slow cooker is a different method that works surprisingly well. The best thing is that you can simply set and forget.
If you love creamy rice, then you will certainly not be disappointed with this recipe. There are also lots of variations that you can do to help add more of a unique spin to this recipe.
Variations Worth Trying
This recipe also uses no eggs, so there is no risk of ending up with eggy-tasting rice. You can also try substituting the milk with something that may be better suited for your needs, such as soy or almond milk.
I left raisins out of this recipe, but they will work just fine if you would like to add them. I recommend adding about half a cup to the standard recipe.
For a chocolate rice pudding, add three tablespoons of cocoa or 150g (5.3 oz) of milk chocolate. I prefer milk chocolate as it gives it a much richer taste.
As I mentioned in the cooking tips further down this page, there is an abundance of extras that you can with this rice pudding. I love having it with a sprinkle of cinnamon, but some fruit or even chocolate will work great with it.
Accompaniments for Rice Pudding
If you want some extra fruit to go with your pudding, I have a couple of suggestions that I often enjoy having with it. The following are just a few of my favorites:
- Stewed apple with cinnamon
- Mixed berries, fresh or frozen
- Caramelized pears
- Stewed Rhubarb
Of course, a lot of these extras will likely involve more work, but if you are happy with just the vanilla version, then you are still in for a treat.
Be sure to check out the cooking tips for more variations and tips for perfecting this pudding. There are quite a few.
Rice Pudding Leftovers
I love slow cooker desserts as they typically heat the next day nicely. I like to keep any leftovers of this pudding in the fridge and have it for breakfast or as a treat later on in the day.
It is probably best to avoid freezing this dessert as it is unlikely to defrost nicely. However, if you have tried and it works, then be sure to let us know.
If you want to see how to make this rice pudding in the slow cooker, just check out the video below. It goes through all the steps to making this delicious pudding. If you like the video, please be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with all my latest videos.
Slow Cooker Rice Pudding Recipe
- ¾ cup long-grain white rice
- 4 cups milk
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 40 g (1.4 oz) unsalted butter
- Firstly, rinse the rice under cold water.
- In the slow cooker, add all the ingredients and mix until sugar is dissolved.
- Cook on high for 2 & ½ to 3 hours or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is creamy.
- Serve & Enjoy.
- The duration you cook this pudding may vary depending on the slow cooker you are using. The high setting may be slightly different from the one I used for this recipe. If you are unsure, keep an eye on it for the first ten minutes and make sure it maintains a light simmer and not a boil.
- If you love your rice puddings to be creamy, then you can try substituting two cups of milk with cream instead. This extra cream will result in a much creamier texture but be a slightly bit unhealthier.
- Rinsing the rice under water helps remove a lot of the excess starch, rids of foreign matter and also just helps for a lovely tasting rice pudding. You will also notice the rice will not clump as much if you rinse it first.
- If you do not have any cinnamon sticks, you can replace them with ground cinnamon instead. One teaspoon should be more than enough.
Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.
The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.
Other Recipes I Highly Recommend
There are plenty of other dessert recipes that you should try out. For example, if you are after something rich and creamy, you should try out some custard in the slow cooker.
Another dish that you might love is the sticky date pudding. It is the perfect sweet treat to spoil yourself with at the end of a busy day.
If you have a variation, feedback, or anything else that you would love to share regarding this slow cooker rice pudding recipe, please feel free to drop a comment below. I would love to hear what you think of it.