Rice pudding is delicious, slow cooker rice pudding is even better!
I don’t know about anyone else, but for me, creamy rice pudding is one of those understated puddings that is up there with one of the best ways to finish dinner. Especially when it has been finished off with chocolate buttons.
Now, you can cook it in the oven in a shorter time, however, when the oven is busy with the roast cooking, I stick ours in the slow cooker. For me personally, I think it is actually better when it comes out of the slow cooker as it takes time to absorb that milky nutmeg flavour.
Then when you are ready to enjoy your stodgy pudding, all you need to do is serve it up and top with your favourite toppings. Here are some suggestions for toppings for your rice pudding.
- Chocolate buttons (or any chocolate)
- Dried fruit such as cranberries or chopped apricots
- Chopped nuts
Any of the above work perfectly with this recipe.
This recipe serves 6 healthy portions of rice pudding, not that minimal portion you might see. I don’t know about anyone else’s family, but this household does not do small portions when it comes to this dessert!
Slow cooker rice pudding recipe
How long does rice pudding keep for?
If you don’t eat all your rice pudding in one go, don’t worry it can be kept in the fridge for about 4 days. Just transfer to an airtight container after it has completely cooled.
How to reheat rice pudding
You can eat it straight from the fridge however if you like to eat your’s warm, there is a couple of options.
Firstly you can do so on the hob, simply add a few tablespoons of milk to your leftovers and heat through until it is warm throughout.
If you would prefer to do it quickly in the microwave, add a portion to a microwavable bowl and a splash of milk. Mix it well and then pop it in the microwave for a few minutes. I would recommend checking it after each
Tips for the Best Rice Pudding
- Use pudding rice, it is perfect for absorbing all the flavours, this is the one we use, simply as it was all we could get. Most supermarkets do sell their own pudding rice.
- Don’t rush it! For the perfect creamy pudding, you need to allow it time to cook properly
- It needs the nutmeg for flavour, however, if you are not keen on nutmeg you can add cinnamon.
This is one of those classic dishes that you don’t want to mess around with much. It is a well-loved dish for a reason, don’t start mucking around with it too much!
If you are looking for some more ideas for puddings or a sweet treat in your house, why not check out some of our other family favourites here.