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Slow Cooker Rice Pudding Recipe

I’ve always wondered how to make rice pudding in a slow cooker.  The slow cooker recipes I had come across all seemed to look very sweet, so I reduced the sugar in mine compared to most people, and I added my favourite cinnamon to the mix.  You need to use the proper rice pudding rice – if that makes sense.  It is shorter and dumpier than our regular meal accompaniment rice.  Short grain rice has the benefit of more starch which makes the pudding thicker, and supermarkets often sell it as pudding rice.

With this recipe, it’s all cooked in the pot, so there is no need to cook the rice separately.  My mother was here when pudding was served, and although the rest of us all ate our rice pudding from the slow cooker, she wanted hers browned in the oven.

Homemade rice pudding can be as creamy or as plain as you choose.  Just replace some of the milk with condensed milk or cream if you like your slow cooker puddings extra creamy.

Serving hot or cold, rice pudding is a very versatile dish.  To add the healthy touch to the dessert, just top it with some fruit to make the most of it.

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Lesley Smith
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 2 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6 -8


  • 200 g Pudding Rice
  • 60 g Sugar
  • 50 g Butter
  • 1.5 l Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon


  • This has got to be one of the simplest things to make, anywhere. Pop all the ingredients into a pre-heated slow cooker.
  • Cook for 8 hours on low, or 4 hours on high. Give it a little stir after an hour or so, to mix the sugar and butter. Keep an eye on it, and add a little more milk if needed.
  • Serve with a sprinkling of nutmeg, cinnamon or chocolate powder.



28 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Rice Pudding Recipe

  1. 4 stars
    Oh wow we did this last night and it was brilliant! So tasty! I wish I’d known about doing this in the slow cooker before as so much easier. Thank you as ever for another brilliant recipe!

  2. From one scottish mum to another i am trying this tonight, hope it tastes as good as my grannys haha, thank you

  3. Wonderful recipe so delicious. Made with soya coconut milk. 3hours on high then I put on low setting for last hour added a touch more milk.

  4. Hello, would love to try your recipe, but I’ve never heard of “pudding” rice. Could you please tell me what that is?
    Thank you so much!

    1. Hi, where are you Stephanie? In the UK, most supermarkets store pudding rice, usually with the baking goods rather than the rice. If you can’t find that, possibly short grain rice might work. I think pudding rice is slightly more starchy.

  5. To those of u who don’t know the US conversion u can find online and put in European wuantites and it will convert for you or there are charts showing conversion.


  6. Thank you for your rice pudding crock pot recipe…I am thrilled however I need to know the US measurements…(Sorry)…I was never good in math lol

  7. Hi Scotish Mum. In addition to my previous comment I meant the size of the slow cooker pot. Don’t you just hate the auto correction.

  8. How big is your slow coroner’s pot? It will help me to adjust the recipe.

    1. The pot I used for this recipe isn’t terribly big. I think it’s a 3.5 litre one.

  9. Thanks for sharing this. I made it yesterday for my 2-year-old and 8-month-old but left out the sugar completely and chucked in some mashed bananas and strawberries at the end. One of the easiest things I have ever made but works so well! I have frozen lots in little pots.In response to an earlier comment, I have frozen oven-baked rice pudding before with no problems, I cannot imagine this would be any different. I will see when I get it out next week! Hope that helps.

  10. If only making half the quantity is the cooking time halved?

  11. Is it possible to freeze it?

    1. I have no idea how well that would turn out. Anything with milk or cream in it, as the possibility of curdling when it’s reheated, so it would be a try it and see I think. I just don’t know if it would be possible to freeze.

  12. Do you have a version of your recipe in US measurements? I made this once and it was the best, reminded me of my nanas back in weston-super-mare…but ive made it since and i dont know what happened, mustve been the conversion i did but it turned out horrible. Id really like to make it again.

    1. I’m sorry, I don’t know the conversions.

    2. Google it!
      I do it all the time for converting US measurement to UK ones

  13. hi can u tell me how much milk u need for the rice pudding looks like 1 and half ltrs

    1. Yes, that’s right. 1.5 litres. If you try it, I hope you enjoy it.

      1. Have just popped this on to cook. Can’t wait to taste it x

  14. Rice pudding is such a fabulous winter treat. It looks good.

    1. I think kids enjoy it all year round though, don’t they?

  15. I followed your slow cooker rice pudding recipe for the first time today and it was amazing!! I swapped 300ml of milk for double cream and it made it so creamy. Will definitely be doing this again, the family loved it. Thank you.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Always nice to hear success stories.

  16. Thank you! I’ve been planning to make something like this for a while! I’ll give this a go.

    1. Good luck with it. x

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