This creamy slow cooker rice pudding has the goodness of sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon cooked inside. It is slightly caramelized, really comforting and so easy to make.
If you are looking for a simple comfort food dessert, this rice pudding is it. It turns simple ingredients into something delicious.
I love adding cinnamon and raisins to my rice pudding, it just feels classic which is what I am going for when I make it. However you can omit either or both.
Or use dried cranberries or cherries instead of raisins if you prefer. Or toss is dried blueberries and use lemon zest instead of cinnamon for a brighter flavor profile.
Making rice pudding in a slow cooker
If you can measure, dump and stir you can make this recipe. It turns uncooked rice into a delicious pudding with almost now work thanks to the help of a crockpot.
Start by greasing the crock. This will make cleanup easier later.
I used a short grain arborio rice in this recipe because I love the creaminess it naturally has. That is what makes it so good in risotto.
It allows you to add a whole lot of milk and you end up with a thickened pudding that has great mouthfeel. I have not tried this recipe with standard long grain white rice, but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work.
If you give it a try, be sure to let me know about it in the comments below.
The sweetened condensed milk adds all of the sugar you need for the recipe. Plus it adds a bit of richness that makes it extra special.
It almost caramelizes a bit as it cooks. I think it adds such great depth and deliciousness.
Then just add some whole milk, cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. A handful of raisins is good too, cooking them in softens them up and adds more sweetness to the mix.
Stur it all together and put the slow cooker on high. Every slow cooker is a bit different, but it should be done after about two and a half hours.
Give it a stir and check the doneness of your rice. If it needs a little more time check it again in about a half an hour.
If it goes too long, the rice may absorb more liquid than intended. Just stir in a little bit more milk if it needs loosened back up.
I like serving my rice pudding warm with a tiny bit of grated nutmeg on top. You can also enjoy it chilled if that is your preference.
Storing leftover pudding
Any leftover rice pudding can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. If you want to enjoy the leftovers warm just add a splash of milk and heat it in the microwave until it is heated through.
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- 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
- 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- 5 cups whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- optional: 1/2 cup raisins
- Grease slow cooker insert.
- Stir all ingredients together in the slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 2.5-3.5 hours or until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
- Serve warm or chilled. Top with grated nutmeg if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 0gSugar: 50gProtein: 11g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.