Easy Rice Pudding

Submitted by Trudi Smith

Easy Rice Pudding

3.45 from 9 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • Half cup medium grain rice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • Sprinkle nutmeg on top (optional)


  • Place all above ingredients into slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours.
  • Stir a few times in the last hour. You do not need to put a tea towel under the lid.
  • Stir in some vanilla once cooked if you like.
  • Serve with icecream.

53 thoughts on “Easy Rice Pudding”

  1. Made this today turned out beautiful and creamy was so easy to make the only negative for me was that it lacked flavour it wasn’t sweet enough, if I make it again I would most definitely up the sugar in it and add more vanilla too.

  2. Oh my word, have never made rice pudding before. This was divine, and the whole lot was eaten up and spoons licked! Used short rice instead of medium grain. Plenty sweet enough so no need to add ice cream, additional sugar or raisins. Will definitely be making it again.

  3. I changed this and had 3/4 cup llong grain rice and grated one fuji apple. I added about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste. This took 3&1/2 hours to cook but it was worth the wait.

  4. It’s so simple to make and is the best rice pudding i have had and i love rice pudding the only thing i subsisted was i used margarine instead of butter because i didn’t have any, you need to go the whole 3 hours on high as it doesn’t look as if it’s going to come together until the last 20 minutes and i put in a splash of vanilla essence at the end

  5. Im cooking mine with cooking cream and milk and water. I also used orange sugar for flavour and if its a bit blah at the end, ill add a small can of drained crushed pineapple.

  6. Such an easy, quick and tasty desert. ?
    Even my family who admit they’re not fans of rice pudding ate it and loved it. ??
    I used long grain rice as that’s all I had, and I added 1/4 tsp vanilla essence and it was great.
    Dusted with drinking chocolate when served. Perfect ?
    Great for the 1.5 litre SC.
    Will definitely make again and again.


    Really easy to make although I did cook mine on low rather than high, and it still cooked in 2 hours. I dusted mine with cinnamon sugar to serve and it was delicious!

  8. I doubled the recipe, used arborio rice, upped the sugar by adding half a cup and vanilla essence once cooked. Cooked on high for 3 hrs and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Absolutely delicious!

  9. I love this recipe too. The slow cooker makes the best rice pudding. I use all milk as I like it creamy, and make a double batch so the family can snack on it during the week. I have also made it with sago instead of rice, and a combination of sago and rice and they’re delicious too.

  10. This is now a universal family favourite. I have to cook it at least once (or twice) a week – I double the ingredients and it cooks up well in 3 hours. I use the medium size bowl on my Aldi Ambiano Slow Cooker. I add a teaspoon of vanilla essence at the end. Oh Yum!

  11. I usually make rice pudding with leftover cooked rice so just threw in half a cup of already cooked rice. I then realized the rice in this recipe isn’t cooked. Should I double the amount of cooked rice?

  12. Veronica Bontorno

    Delicious. I double the recipe and used aborio rice with extra vanilla essence. Hubby and I both love it. Well definately make this again.

  13. Sallieann OLeary

    This is an easy and delicious dessert or even breakfast mixed with dried fruit and nuts.
    We loved it

  14. This is a winner! I’ve been looking for a rice pudding recipe that EVERYONE in my family likes and, until I tried this one, have had no luck. Tried this on Saturday (doubled the recipe and crossed fingers it would be the one) and, it was a hit! Winner, winner, rice pudding after dinner! Thank you Trudi for posting this one, there was a collective cry of ‘Noooooooo’ when there was none left for more helpings 🙂

  15. This one is a winner! I have been searching for a recipe for rice pudding that EVERYONE in the family likes for a really long time and, without any luck. After seeing this pop up recently with positive reviews I thought I would give it a try (doubled the recipe and crossed my fingers hoping I had found the one). Well, I hit the jackpot with this one. There was a collective cry of ‘Nooooooo’ when there was none left for extra helpings. Thank you Trudi for posting this one, it’s a hit with the whole family. Winner, winner rice pudding for after dinner!

  16. I made this twice now 🙂 first time as in the recipe above and was delicious so i did it again tonight and made it adding half a tin of drained pineapple pieces and half a cup of sultanas. its sooo good 🙂 ( would maybe if anything lessen the amount of sugar when putting in the pineapple next time to make it not so sweet) will be a regular in my household from now on 🙂

  17. Yasmin Morrison

    Very very close to my grandfathers oven cooked recipe. Went down a treat with vanilla ice cream. Will be making it again. ?

  18. Jocelyn Rennie

    Made this for the 2nd time 1st time was very gluggy 2nd time I added more milk and extra sugar turned out great will definitely make it again

  19. I have cooked something similar for years, instead of using reg milk I use Carnation milk and brown sugar instead of white.

  20. I made this for the first time today. Followed the recipe exactly, cooked in a 1.5L cooker and it was delicious. I will definitely make this again.

  21. Hi, thank you for the recipe – I added two tablespoons of condensed milk at the end of cooking it was delicious. Thank you.

  22. Made this for the first time last night, added some sultanas and used coconut sugar. It was pretty good, got plenty of left overs for tonight as there is only 2 of us. Next time I make it I’m going to try using coconut milk as we both love coconut rice and add cinnamon sugar too.

  23. Lynnette Steward

    I made this yesterday substituting full cream milk powder,made up as packet directed,as I was short on milk…worked a treat!

  24. Tried this for the first time, today. I doubled the ingredients and used coconut sugar instead of white sugar. What a hit! Even my daughter, who ‘doesn’t like pudding’ went back for seconds! Another win for the slow cooker community!

  25. I made this for the first time a few weeks ago. I found it continued to “cook” after the allotted time and in the end, the rice turned out more dry than creamy. ????. Today I used 1/3 cup of rice ( I also used 3 cups of milk and less than 1 tablespoon of brown sugar). Spot on!
    Very happy with the result ( nice warm with sliced banana) !

  26. I made this creamy rice in my large slow cooker and it turned out really nice, added vanilla bean paste to mine and extra sugar.

  27. 5 stars
    The family loved it, I added sultanas and accidentally omitted the sugar but stirred honey through at the end and it was sweet enough.

  28. This recipe is so easy & really yummy! I added a little more sugar and a vanilla bean. I also doubled the recipe & it’s just as well I did, my family loved it!

  29. Diane Fairweather

    4 stars
    Easy recipe to make as I usually have all the ingredients in the cupboard. I cooked it for longer 3 hours and added more vanilla essence. Husband loved it. Will make it again.

  30. My mom always cooked some raisins (sultanas) in the rice pudding for a bit of extra flavour. I never liked the texture of them so I use currants instead 🙂

  31. Oh yes! I had 2 baby cookers going at once last week (double batch, I tend to over-cater!) – I have made creamed rice hundreds of times, but that was the first in the slow cooker … will ALWAYS do it that way now … everyone raved about it … Brother-in-Law wants the recipe (do I really have to give away my secrets?) Hahaha! Thanks for the inspiration! … CONFESSION 🙂 … I actually used pre-cooked rice because I was a “doubter” that rice could cook so quickly in a SLOW cooker … tonight I am doing it again, but have followed the recipe EXACTLY! I have no doubt that it will be just as good as the last batch!

  32. 4 stars
    First time I made it I put the Vanilla at the start by mistake. Now I always put it in at the start and add a bit more at the end,as we love the extra vanilla hit it gives it.

  33. My family loved this. I used the 1.5 L cooker and it was perfect size. I substituted coconut milk for the water and added lemon zest and a few drops of vanilla. I served it warm with drizzle of maple syrup. This will be a regular dessert for us.

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