Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

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Slow Cooker Rice Pudding that is rich and creamy! This rice and milk treat with cinnamon is a cinch to make, especially since it’s all done in the crock pot!

Slow Cooker rice pudding in bowl

Slow cooker for the win!

Cooler temperatures are upon us, and at my house that means it’s time for comfort food! Rice pudding has always been a favorite of all of my kiddos. They love it for breakfast, snacks, and dessert (we even have a Mexican Rice Pudding recipe too!)

In the past, I have always used the traditional method of making rice pudding, which requires cooking and stirring in a pan on the stovetop. I decided to try a slow cooker rice pudding recipe. To tell the truth, I was pretty skeptical. I wasn’t sure it would turn out as nice and creamy as my regular recipe.

Fortunately, it turned out great and was beyond simple!!

I just dumped everything in my crock pot and set the timer. I only had to stir it once during cooking, and it turned out just perfect.

Easy rice pudding recipe on spoon

crockpot Rice Pudding tips

To make this recipe, you just add all the ingredients (rice, evaporated milk, milk, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and salt).

Whisk this together in the slow cooker and cook for the following:

  • HIGH for 2-3 hours
  • LOW for 4-5.

I cooked mine on HIGH for 2 hours and 45 minutes, and it was perfect. Just a few tips…

  • Add more cinnamon on top when serving if you like the cinnamon taste
  • Add raisins or nuts to the mixture if you like those too
  • You shouldn’t have to stir the mixture, but we did (just to be safe) half way through cooking
  • STORING: Place in a plastic container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

Crockpot rice pudding in white bowl

My family finished it off so fast that next time I’ll be making a double batch. It is perfectly creamy, and has just the right amount of cinnamon. It is a perfect treat on a chilly day.

For more cinnamon-y treats, check out:

Crock Pot Rice Pudding Recipe

4.71 from 17 votes

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding that is rich and creamy! This rice and milk treat with cinnamon is a cinch to make, especially since it's all done in the crock pot!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 487 kcal
Author Kara Cook


  • 3/4 cup raw rice (I used long grain)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Whisk together to blend in the cinnamon.

  2. Cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours, or on LOW for 4-5. I cooked mine on HIGH for 2 hours and 45 minutes.


Kara Cook

Hi! I’m Kara from Creations by Kara, and I’m addicted to creating pretty and yummy things. I love sharing home decor ideas, DIY projects, tasty recipes, and simple tips! I hope that I am inspiring women everywhere to use their creativity to build a better life.

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  1. I’m addicted to rice pudding and this looks fabulous! What size slow cooker did you use to make this? I have a 6 quart slow cooker and I’m wondering if it would be too big for this recipe would work. Doubling or tripling the recipe would make too much pudding for me.

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  2. It tastes good, but how to you get it to stay in pudding form? the day after making it I pulled it out of the fridge and it was like sticky rice, not pudding. This is the second rice pudding RECIPE I have tried and they both did the same thing. I starting to give up on rice pudding. I followed the recipe completely. Any help would be great.

  3. 5 stars
    hi kara! i love rice pudding but not fond of making it the traditional way. i can see this will be yummy and i will be making it via my favorite thing, the crock pot. thank you for sharing! i like rice pudding with nutmeg as well as cinnamon. Raisins are a must for me and i prefer it cold. never thought of it for breakfast, though, and that will be good! marie

  4. 5 stars
    I love that the crockpot does all the work & that this requires little ingredients! This is such a comforting & delicious dessert!

    1. What can I substitute for evaporated milk? … If you don’t have any, make your own: To produce 1 cup of evaporated milk, simmer 2 1/4 cups of regular milk down until it becomes 1 cup. In many recipes, evaporated milk may also be replaced with a combination of whole milk and half-and-half.May 16, 2017
      Ref: › how-to

  5. 5 stars
    I was brought up on this stuff. It totally screams comfort to me! I love this crockpot verSion. So simple and so good!

  6. 5 stars
    Rice pudding reminds me of my grandmother. Its just one of those comfortAbLe recipes. I love that this version uses the CROCKPOT!!

  7. 5 stars
    i have never had rice pudding before and i was so surprised how good it was! I will be keeping this recipe and making again1 thanks for the recipe

  8. I have a question how much brown sugar should I use in the place of granulated sugar? I prefer brown over the normal type in desserts.

  9. 5 stars
    Been trying many recipes for rice pudding for YEARS……No LUCK. THIS SLOW COOKER CHANGED IT ALL. IT IS SOO EASY. Had Everything in the pantry
    So I gave it a go. Will absolutely double it next time, which will be soon.

  10. 5 stars
    I was very happy to find such an easy recipe. I made the rice pudding and I think the crock pot i used always gets hotter than my other crocks so i feel that it was over cooked. it was very good when we ate some warm but after putting it in the frige it dried up. so i just warmed it a little and added more milk like you said . rice pudding was there and then it was all gone.
    i will make again, with less cooking time.
    i suggest everyone to try the recipe so easy and a great tasting rice pudding
    i give it 10 star

  11. 2 stars
    I was so excited to try this recipe, minimal ingredients, cooked in a slow cooker, what could go wrong?

    A lot. I decided to cook it on low for 4.5 hrs. I had fallen asleep, so my pot kept it warm for another 2 hours. That makes it 6.5 hrs. I opened my pot to soup, with uncooked rice. I decided, let me up it to high and cook it for 2.5 hours.

    Well, it had definitely thickened up, almost to dulce de leche color and consistency. The rice, while no longer raw was still on the crunchy center side so, after 9 hours on heat, the rice still hadn’t cooked. Tomorrow I’m going to try to rescue it by adding more milk to thin it out, and simmer it on the stovetop.

    I’m so disappointed

  12. 5 stars
    1st time in my life ever making Rice puddIng exActly by your directIons we love it, we made twice so far this week Mixed a cup of rasins And extra cinnamon in just Before serving.

    Thank you!

  13. Can I make this recipe in individual ramekins in the crockpot for less time or make the recipe and then put into ramekins in the refrig.

  14. Is there a reason you specify plastic storage containers in your recipes? There’s no reason glass or ceramic wouldn’t work just as well, and be more healthy.

  15. 3 stars
    It had really good flavor but was not creamy at all, the color was tan/light brown I guess BECAUSE of the CINNAMON, I took about 21/2 hours on high I am not sure if I will make it again or just add cooked minute rice to hot vanilla pudding ,