Craving Old Fashioned Rice Pudding? Most recipes call for heating on the stovetop or baking in the oven, which isn’t really a good idea during the hot summer. It’s a priority to stay as cool as possible, and slaving over a hot stove or heating the oven (and the kitchen) doesn’t help. The versatile slow cooker is the solution. This Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Rice Pudding cooks while the cook is gardening, lounging on the deck, or enjoying time at the beach.
This pudding can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator until serving time. The recipe calls for raisins, but for a change, Craisins can be substituted.
1/2 cup Converted Rice, (such as Uncle Ben's)
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins, or dried cranberries
1 1/2 cups whipping cream, whipped
Freshly grated nutmeg
- Place the rice, sugar, vanilla and lemon extracts, evaporated milk, water, salt, butter, eggs, cinnamon, and raisins in the crock of a medium (3-4 quart) slow cooker.
- Whisk until all ingredients are mixed well.
- Turn the slow cooker to low and cook 3-4 hours or until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring once every hour, if possible but not absolutely necessary.
- Transfer to a covered container and refrigerate until well-chilled.
- Whip the cream until soft peaks form; fold into the rice mixture.
- Sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg and serve.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 204
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 57% Protein 7% Carb. 36%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 23 g
Saturated Fat 14 g
Cholesterol 131 mg
Sodium 166 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 2% Calcium 0% Iron 6%