For this delicious slow cooker rice pudding recipe, you’ll need just a few ingredients like minute rice, vanilla pudding mix, whole milk, and a few other pantry staples. Crock pot rice pudding is sure to become one of your family’s favorite dessert recipes.
Can I make rice pudding in a crock pot?
If it’s here on my site, then you bet! What makes it even easier is the fact that we’re going for creamy rice versus the steamed finish. This delicious recipe is a comforting dessert that takes less than 15 minutes in prep time, with a cooking time of less than 4 hours.
Pudding rice is something that can be enjoyed any time of year but is especially enjoyed during the cooler months. Whether you’re wanting a creamy dessert to share with others or a rich and creamy treat to have at home on the weekends, this crockpot rice pudding is a winner.
- Milk: Whole milk works best for this recipe because it adds creaminess along with the sweet milky flavor.
- Minute Rice: I like the Minute Brand rice and you don’t have to worry about cooking it first. Easy peasy! We also use minute rice in our Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup.
- Vanilla Pudding: Make sure you grab the box of instant pudding as regular pudding takes longer to set.
- Sugar and Spices: Ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and white sugar at the finishing touches to this creamy pudding.
- Raisins: These will be added toward the end of the cooking time.
Step One – Add in the dry ingredients first (rice, pudding mix, sugar, and spices).
Step Two – Pour in the cups of milk.
Step Three – Stir everything together until well combined.
Step Four – Cover and cook on LOW for 2.5 hours.
Step Five – Add raisins.
Step Six – Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
How to serve rice pudding:
- One of the easiest ways to serve this easy slow cooker dessert is to add a helping to a small bowl and serve immediately. It tastes great as is.
- Rice pudding in crock pot also tastes great with a dash of vanilla cinnamon, a squirt of whipped cream, and with a cinnamon stick.
- In addition to the cinnamon sticks, consider adding dried cranberries and chopped nuts. This is a perfect dessert to serve after eating Slow Cooker Pot Roast.
No. If you use minute rice, that won’t be necessary.
Keep in mind that if you use skim milk, almond milk, or any other reduced-fat milk, it will make the rice pudding runnier. You can also use evaporated milk or sweetened condensed milk, both of which can enhance the flavor.
No, the slow cooker does not get hot enough, fast enough to cook regular rice.
Yes! And it can be used on a 1:1 ratio.
This old fashioned rice pudding recipe can be stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also freeze rice pudding when stored in a freezer-safe container (for up to 3 months). Make a big batch and store rice pudding until the next time you want a sweet treat.
Add additional milk if the rice pudding thickens too much.
Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
- 6 cups whole milk
- 2 cups Minute Brand Rice (uncooked)
- 5.1 oz. instant vanilla pudding
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ cup sugar
WAIT TO ADD
- ½` cup raisins
- Add everything to the slow cooker (except raisins). Stir.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 2.5 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Add the raisins at the 2.5 hour mark.
- Cook for an additional 30 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
- This old fashioned rice pudding recipe can be stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also freeze rice pudding when stored in a freezer-safe container (for up to 3 months). Make a big batch and store rice pudding until the next time you want a sweet treat.
- Keep in mind that if you use skim milk, almond milk, or any other reduced-fat milk, it will make the rice pudding runnier. You can also use evaporated milk or sweetened condensed milk, both of which can enhance the flavor.
- Add additional milk if your rice pudding becomes too thick.
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.