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Easy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding is rich and creamy. It is flavored with cinnamon for a comforting family favorite!

Slow cooker rice pudding is a cinch to make, especially since it’s all done in the crock pot! My family finished off this rice and milk treat so fast that next time I’ll be making a double batch. Be sure to also try Bread Pudding, Easy Rice Pudding, and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Slow Cooker rice pudding in white 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!!

Easy rice pudding recipe on spoon

crockpot Rice Pudding

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

COMBINE & COOK. Whisk this together in the slow cooker and cook for the following:

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

Tips, Variations + SToring Info

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

  • You shouldn’t have to stir the mixture, but we did (just to be safe) half way through cooking
  • Grease your crockpot with butter, spray with cooking spray, or use a slow cooker liner to prevent the pudding from sticking to the sides. Cleaning up will be a breeze!
  • Rinse your rice in some cold water before adding it to the crockpot. This extra step can help the consistency of your pudding to come out a little smoother.
  • If you would like your pudding to turn out lighter in color, wait to add the cinnamon until right before you are ready to serve it.


  • 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

STORE rice pudding in a plastic container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

To FREEZE, leftover rice pudding store it in a Ziploc freezer bag and when you are ready to use it, defrost it in the fridge overnight. It will keep well for about 3 months.

Crockpot rice pudding in white bowl

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4.79 from 79 votes

Crock Pot Rice Pudding Recipe

By: Lil' Luna
Easy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding is rich and creamy. It is flavored with cinnamon for a comforting family favorite!
Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 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 extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Whisk together to blend in the cinnamon.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours, or on LOW for 4-5. I cooked mine on HIGH for 2 hours and 45 minutes.


Serving: 4g, Calories: 486kcal, Carbohydrates: 78g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 46mg, Sodium: 318mg, Potassium: 400mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 50g, Vitamin A: 526IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 319mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    After trying someone’s grandmothers old creamy rice pudding recipe and being very disappointed, I went to my friend Google and selected yours from the variety slow cooker rice pudding recipes. It was the ingredient list and the fact that you rinse your rice that made me try it. I made it for my wife who was in need of some comfort food! A double batch with lots of raisins took about 3 1/2 hours on high with a liner. Stirring about every 1/2 hour to check for doneness. The only thing I will tweak next time will be fresh grated nutmeg on top when it’s served. She said this reminded her of what she had when she was a kid. Success!

  2. 5 stars
    I have an ancient, avocado green round crockpot from the late 60’s. I was so skeptical to try but am over the moon with the results. Rice pudding is a go to comfort dessert in our realm so I am so happy not to be standing and stirring at the stove. This was quick and easy to put together and made the house smell delightful as it came together. Rice (Uncle Bens long grain, rinsed) cooked well and liquid all absorbed into creamy richness. It did take 3 hours on high, I stirred twice during the cooking and added raisins the last 15 mins. I made no other adjustments to the recipe and used PAM spray inside the crock pot. Thank you for this recipe. It will be made many more times. Hint about freezing in small portions made my husband happy as well.

    1. Oh this makes me so happy to hear!! I’m so glad that you found the recipe and gave it a try. And that it was a winner! Thanks for sharing.

  3. NO. Flavor not bad, texture is grotesque. Super thick, gummy, pasty, not at all creamy. Did 4 hrs on low.

  4. I tripled the recipe and I am going to wing on the time I have to cook it unless someone knows the answer!!??

  5. 5 stars
    My family has always loved my hubby’s rice pudding until I made this recipe now when I ask anyone if the want rice pudding they say as ” as long as mom makes it”. He agrees this is better than his. Delicious!!