Rice Pudding Recipe

Rice Pudding Recipe: How to Make it in a Slow Cooker

Ahhhh, this rice pudding recipe takes me back to my childhood.

Now though, it is a great addition to my “must try more” desserts. A bit l like cheesecake – you can never have enough of it!

Complimented with various fruit toppings or a simply spoonful of jam, rice pudding is a true comfort food anytime of the year.rice pudding recipe in a slow cooker

My Dad, being the cultured person he is, would quite often break up a shortbread biscuit and scatter it over the rice pudding!

There are numerous rice pudding recipes and experimenting with a few variations will help you find the perfect one for you, whether it is a bake-in-the-oven, saucepan or in a slow cooker recipe.

For this version I am making it in a  as it is a very simple process, also it’s not too sweet so you can add jam when decorating if you prefer a sweeter rice pudding.

Serves up to 4 people.

How to Make Your Rice Pudding


  • 110g Pudding Rice
  • 1.2L Milk
  • 25g Granulated sugar
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Sprinkle Of Ground Nutmeg
  • Fruit/jam to decorate


  1. Use some of the butter to line the base of your slow cooker
  2. Tip in the rice, sugar, milk, honey and the remainder of your butter.
  3. Stir and sprinkle on the nutmeg
  4. Turn on your slow cooker for 3 hours on low, stirring half way through.
  5. Serve straight away or you can even leave in the fridge and serve cold later.

Next Steps:

Here’s an example of a slow cooker baked rice pudding that is creamier, sweeter and includes sultanas. Many people prefer a really sweet and creamy pudding, in which case simply add more sugar and use full fat milk or even double cream.

James Martin does a really rich rice pudding using clotted cream.

At the end of the day, once you’ve tried a couple of versions of rice pudding recipes then you’ll soon discover the taste that suits you best. Good luck and let me know how you get on by commenting below.


  1. Hi Keith. SC novice here. I tried rice pudding yesterday by coincidence. I cooked it too long, 5 hours, but it was fine. The rice had almost dissolved. A learning process. I have a 2.5L pot which I’ve tried a couple of meals in and have bought a 1.5L pot for single serving meals and so we can do a pudding at the same time as a meal. £12 from Argos.

  2. Hi Graham, yes it takes a lot to get used to, almost a complete re-think about how you cook. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

  3. Maureen fisher

    Are you allowed to reheat the rice

    • Hi Maureen, yes you can reheat your rice pudding, just a little extra milk to stop it drying out. As always with rice makes sure you heat it thoroughly, so nice and slowly stirring a couple of times to make sure every grain is heated through. Enjoy.

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