This creamy slow cooker Rice Pudding is a deliciously soothing dessert that the whole family will love!
For those busy cooking days, this dessert swoops in like a culinary hero.
Imagine a bowl of warm, smooth and creamy pudding, sprinkled with ground cinnamon, a little drizzle of maple syrup as well as half-and-half… oh boy, it can’t get better than that!
Running out of stove real estate? Fear not! This recipe not only slides together like a breeze but also gives you a kitchen breather. So what are you waiting for, let’s get cooking!
TO MAKE THIS FLAVORFUL RICE PUDDING, YOU WILL NEED
Rice: Any type of rice can be used for this recipe. Fresh white or brown rice works great, or you can use leftover rice. For a speedy option, use an Instant Pot to cook the rice
Milk: Whole milk is the best choice to achieve a rich and creamy texture. However, any non-dairy milk can be used. Oat milk makes a delicious creamy rice pudding.
Spices: To add flavor to this rice pudding recipe, use vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. For more depth, try adding cardamom, allspice, or cloves. Another option is to use apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice.
Add-ins: Dress up this dessert with raisins, currants, dried fruit, nuts, toasted coconut, or any type of nuts or seeds.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
HOW DO YOU MAKE THE BEST RICE PUDDING?
First off, grease the ceramic pot generously with butter making sure to coat the sides as well.
Add rice, milk, evaporated milk, heavy cream, and sea salt; stir well. Cover and set the temperature to “High” for 2 hours.
When the time is up, add sugar and vanilla extract. Stir well and set the temperature on “Low” for 1 hour.
Let it cool a little before serving. If preferred cold, transfer to a bowl, let it cool off for 20 minutes before transferring to the fridge for a few hours.
Now enjoy your freshly made Rice Pudding!
RECIPE NOTES AND HELPFUL TIPS:
Make a baked version by pouring prepared rice pudding into a baking dish and sprinkling on brown sugar, heat under the broiler until the brown sugar is melted and bubbly before serving.
Substitute regular granulated sugar with vanilla sugar to enhance the flavor.
Explore toppings like chopped nuts, raisins, or a sprinkle of cinnamon for added texture and flavor.
Yield: 4 | Estimate the nutritional information for each serving:
Calories: 304 | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 0.9mg
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FQAs):
1. What is Rice Pudding?
Similar to tapioca, rice pudding is a sweet, thickened dessert with rice, milk, and eggs.
2. How to store the leftover?
Keep leftover creamy rice pudding in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop and add a little milk to loosen it up, if needed.
3. Can you freeze the leftover?
If you happen to have leftovers, you can definitely freeze rice pudding. It will last 3-4 days in the fridge or a couple of months in the freezer.
Let’s Make This Delicious Rice Pudding!
And there you have it – this creamy & flavorful slow cooker Rice Pudding is ready to take its place on your table. If you decide to give it a shot, make sure to snap a photo and share it with us on Facebook and Pinterest.
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- 2 tbsp. soft butter, or as needed
- 1 cup short-grain rice such as arborio
- 2 cups 1% or 2% milk
- 1 can (12 oz./354 ml.) evaporated milk
- 1 ½ cups 35% heavy cream
- ½ tsp. ground Himalayan sea salt
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Step 1: Grease the ceramic pot generously with butter making sure to coat the sides as well.
Step 2: Add rice, milk, evaporated milk, heavy cream, and sea salt; stir well. Cover and set the temperature to “High” for 2 hours.
Step 3: When the time is up, add sugar and vanilla extract. Stir well and set the temperature on “Low” for 1 hour.
Step 4: Let it cool a little before serving. Enjoy!