Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

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).

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

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

Storing + Tips

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
  • STORE rice pudding 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

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Crock Pot Rice Pudding Recipe

4.61 from 28 votes
Easy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding is rich and creamy. It is flavored with cinnamon for a comforting family favorite!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 486 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 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


  • 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.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

    1. I haven’t made them in the individual ramekins, but I would personally make it, then serve them in those

  3. 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.

  4. 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 ,

  5. 5 stars
    This delicious rice pudding made me cry as it brought me back to my childhood and thoughts of my grandmother. In my family arroz con dulce is a Christmas must as far as deserts go. I have tried numerous recipes and none I tell you none have tasted this fully cooked creamy and delicious. My husband loved it so much as well. Thank you. You made my Thanksgiving.

  6. I cooked mine on HIGH for 5 hours because after 3 hours the rice was still crunchy. Even after 5 hours the rice is still slightly crunchy. I followed your recipe to the letter and I’m not happy wroth the results.

  7. 4 stars
    Mine came out horrible LOL! But it was the first time I used my new slow cooker so I’ll try this recipe again this weekend.
    The worst was that it was medium brown in colour from the cinnamon and the texture was like a huge lump of paste. So the next time I’m going to use a tiny bit of cinnamon in the recipe and then sprinkle more on after it’s done.

  8. 5 stars
    Made this recipe at least 6 or 7 times since finding and saving it last summer during our summer months spent at home because of the Pandemic.

    I prepare mine exactly as you do yours stirring half way through on high 2 hours and 45 minutes and it’s always came out lovely. I do add 1 cup raisins and extra cinnamon as I stir at the end just before serving.

    Tonight I made it only using 1/2 cup sugar instead of the 3/4 cup in the past as your recipe calls for because I find it a bit sweet and the 1/2 cup was perfect.

    Love and recommend this recipe.

    A favorite of ours. My daughter loves it.

  9. The rice never cooked it was still hard even 8hrs after. Finally after 12 hrs in the crock pot I called it quits. Waist of ingredients and time and a huge disappointment!

    1. Me Too! I am in the process of trying today and it’s been almost 6 hours. Rice is not cooked! I wish I would have seen your comment before trying to make it. Such a bummer. I should just shut my crock pot off now and toss in the trash. 🙁

  10. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe twice now and love it. Mine is ready at the 1.5hr mark using a crock pot on slow cook high. I use 3 cups of full cream milk and do not use the evaporated milk. Absolutely delicious 😌

  11. 5 stars
    So easy and so delicious . I have been making it forever . I always double this recipe . It reminds me of the delicious recipe my grandmother use to make . I’m a working mom . I have multiple crock pots . I fix dinner in the a.m. before work . One for the main course and one for dessert . Dinner is ready when we get home . Everything stays warm so if some kids get home late from sports they have a home cooked meal ready for them .

    1. Thanks so much for sharing what you do for your dinners. It’s so helpful for us busy moms to get tips from each other! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks so much for trying it!

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