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.


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

James Martin’s rice pudding is made with clotted cream and is a much richer pudding recipe.

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 slow cooker as it is a very simple process but you can also use a normal saucepan.

Serves up to 4 people.

How to Make Your Rice Pudding


  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.