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Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

  • 61 - 90 Minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Rice puddings just became even easier with our sweet slow cooker recipe.




  • 1 knob of butter
  • 140g short-grain rice
  • 600ml pints of milk (alternatives, like almond milk will work, too)
  • 600ml double cream
  • 50g sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg for dusting
  • A handful of dried fruits (optional)
  • Jam, compote or maple syrup to serve (optional)



  1. Rinse your rice thoroughly with cold water and drain well

  2. Grease the inside of your slow cooker with the butter, and chuck in the rice, milk, sugar, vanilla, cream and mix everything together with a wooden spoon

  3. Pop the lid on and cook on high for 30 minutes, and then give everything a good stir

  4. Recover and cook for three hours, stirring occasionally

  5. Turn the slow cooker off, stir in your dried fruits (if you’re using any) and let everything cool down before dishing it out

Can I freeze rice pudding?

Yes, you can freeze rice pudding. Allow it to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container or freezer bag. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Defrost and reheat thoroughly before serving.

Can you reheat rice pudding?

Yes, you can reheat rice pudding. You can do this in the microwave, stirring occasionally to ensure even heating, or on the stovetop over low heat, adding a splash of milk to prevent it from sticking.

Can I make rice pudding with oat milk?

Yes, you can make rice pudding with oat milk. Oat milk can be used as a dairy-free alternative to traditional dairy milk, and it will create a creamy and delicious rice pudding.

Can I make rice pudding with soya milk?

Yes, you can make rice pudding with soya milk. Soya milk is another dairy-free option that works well in rice pudding and provides a creamy texture.

How to serve rice pudding

How you serve your rice pudding is up to you. We like a dusting of ground cinnamon or nutmeg, just as much as we enjoy a dollop of jam or a squidge of maple syrup. Check out our ultimate guide to rice pudding.