Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding

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I was totally going to post a delicious milkshake recipe today, but I didn’t like the pictures I took.  That’s been happening a lot lately.  Then I have to make the recipe again and take more pictures.  Of course making a milkshake isn’t so difficult.  Plus you get to drink the milkshake after taking pictures. 
I made rice pudding in a slow cooker.  Oh yes.  And it was real, real easy.

I wasn’t planning on blogging about this rice pudding, but it turned out really well, and I thought some of you might want to make it for a healthier dessert some night.  Or breakfast.  I had it for both.

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I think I've told you this before, but my sisters and I lived on bowls of cold rice with milk and sugar when we were kids.  Well, we didn't literally “live” on it.  That makes it sound like we didn’t have any food to eat.  We were well fed - we just preferred rice with milk and sugar, because there was always leftover rice around.

I was thinking about that last night, and how much sugar I’d put on my rice.  I also remembered putting teaspoons full of sugar on my Wheaties, Chex, Corn Flakes, Malt-o-Meal, Cream of Wheat.  Oh yes, lots and lots of sugar.  At least I didn’t put it on already sweetened cereal.  My dad used to eat Frosted Flakes with sugar and half-n-half when he was a kid.  That makes me laugh. 
I still love to eat sugar, however, I know it’s not so good to eat a lot of it every day.  This is a lightly sweetened rice pudding made with brown sugar.  You could reduce the sugar if you wanted to, I’m sure, because the apple and golden raisins add a lot of sweetness.  I need to eat less sugar, I know this.  I made Eric take away the Easter sour jelly beans from me.

I used jasmine rice, because I like the flavor, but basmati would be really good.  You might have to add more or less water, though.  I’ve tried using brown rice in rice puddings and didn’t like the results, so I’d stay away from that.

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Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups milk
1 cup jasmine rice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped apple
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
Combine milk, rice, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt and raisins in a slow cooker on high; cook 1 1/2 hrs, stirring once or twice.  Stir in apple and vanilla, and cook an additional 30 minutes.  Serve warm.

29 comments:

  1. Rice pudding is so comforting. I like that this method of cooking doesn't require supervision.

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    1. Me too. Just set it and forget it. Isn't that from an infomercial?

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  2. You'd have had me at apple and cinnamon OR rice pudding, but combined - wow amazing! Looks so delicious I want to reach in and eat it

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  3. Rice pudding is one of my favorite treats - this looks great!

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    1. I wanted to let you know that I featured this today in my "What I Bookmarked This Week post." Stop by and see!

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  4. With the apple cinnamon in this I'm sure it tastes good any time of day!

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  5. That looks delicious. I have to admit, while I have never actually EATEN, rice pudding scares me a bit. But you make it looks rich and delicious!! Hm. I might need to just give it a try. :)

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  6. i had to laugh out loud at this pots, mexicans have our version of rice pudding called "arroz con leche". i remember wanting to eat just that for dinner all the time!!!

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  7. I never knew you could make rice pudding in a slow cooker! It's one of my favorite desserts!

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  8. I love rice pudding and the idea of easy rice pudding is scary. If its easy then I can eat it for breakfast....and lunch....and dinner. :) I'm usually a purist when it comes to rice pudding (just creaminess and rice for me, no raisins), but your cinnamon and apples version sounds wonderful. Thanks!

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    1. I probably wouldn't have added the raisins... but I had some I needed to use up because they were getting old. I hate to waste food!

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  9. I've never had rice pudding. This looks so comforting! I eat way too much sugar! But I watch what I eat and stay healthy so I figure a little extra sugar won't kill me. I know what you mean about the pics too. Of course if I didn't ever post pics when I didn't like them, my blog would be sad and empty. It's always a good excuse to make a yummy recipe again :)

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    1. That's my thinking, too. But then I ready an article about how sugar ages you. I don't want to age!

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  10. Yummy! I wonder if this recipe would work without a slow cooker. That's cool to mix brown and white rice and I love that you added golden raisins and apples.

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    1. I bet it would... on low heat, right?

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  11. I'm probably as addicted to sugar as you are ... it's a problem. This looks really good, I can imagine the rice all custardy with the soft apples.

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  12. Just got done eating a carton of Kozy Shack Raisin Cinnamon rice pudding. Yours looks delicious and better. Do you watch WCIA (Worst Cooks In America)? It is a riot.

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    1. Oh I love Kozy Shack! That brings back memories. Nope I don't! Have you been watching the Taste at all?

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  13. Thanks Emily ... Just made this .. so easy and I cant wait for my man to come home to dig in!

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  14. Turned out great! I used purple raisins, and also topped with chopped walnuts. Had to watch it carefully because my slow cooker tends to be really hot- it got a bit dry, but just adding a little milk at the end helped.

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