Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

     I've been cooking some pretty unsightly food of late. This particular recipe is no exception. Granted, rice pudding isn't much to look at even on a good day, so I've got that going for me. I have always been a huge fan of rice pudding, and once I made some changes, it was exactly how I remembered it as a kid. If you've got a rice cooker, this recipe is super easy. Cook the rice, mix in the other ingredients, and done. I'm pleased with the addition of sweetened condensed milk. I think without it, this would not have been sweet enough and we would have had vaguely coconut flavored mushy rice. As always, notes and changes are in blue.

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
via Slow Cooker Magic in Minutes

  • 2 cups water 
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • (if you're using a rice cooker, you only need one cup of water and one cup of rice. You can omit the butter and salt)
  • 18 ounces of evaporated milk (we only had 12 ounce cans, so we used one of those)
  • 14 ounces cream of coconut (nope. We used a 14 ounce can of coconut milk instead)
  • 1/2 can (7 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (you can also use regular old raisins. Nobody will notice or care)
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • peel of 2 limes (omitted, we used 1 tablespoon of Rose's Lime Juice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • toasted shredded coconut (optional) 
  1. Place water, rice, butter and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to rolling boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 10 -12 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand five minutes.
    (I just pissed this step off entirely. I ignored the butter and salt and just threw 1 cup each of rice and water into my rice cooker and wandered off for 20 minutes)
  2. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add milk, coconut liquid of choice, raisins, egg yolks, lime and vanilla. Mix. Throw in the rice and mix it all together.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW 4 hours. Stir every 30 minutes (it's not the end of the world if you can't. You just may get a couple crunchy spots at the bottom)
Good times!

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