How to cook rice in the slow cooker

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Recently I was fortunate enough to receive a triple slow cooker. I decided it was time to up my slow cooker game and branch out for more side dishes and accompaniments for my main meal. One area I wanted to tackle was how to cook rice in the slow cooker. I’m confident that I have cracked it, on my first attempt, and I wanted to share it with you! Scroll down near the end of this recipe for my printable recipe card that shows you how to cook rice in the slow cooker!

How to cook rice in the slow cooker

How to cook rice in the slow cooker – Ingredients

(Serves 2-3)

1/2 cup of long grain rice

1 cup of water

Generous pinch of salt

Spray oil

How to cook rice in the slow cooker – Method

Spray oil or rub butter around the slow cooker pot

Rinse rice thoroughly

Pour in rice, water and salt

Cook on high for 1 1/2 – 2 hours. Stir every 20-30 minutes if possible to prevent sticking.

How to cook rice in the slow cooker – My thoughts

I’ve only made this recipe twice, and both times it has been so simple. I know that rice is really simple to cook on a hob. I find that the hour before our dinnertime is SO busy most days. I like that I can just stir the rice when I have a few seconds, and it is ready for us when we want to eat. Also, if I serve dinner 5-10 minutes late it won’t be ruined.

There was a little bit of rice stuck to the slow cooker pot the two times I’ve made this so far. This was really simple to remove after a short soaking though. You could always look at slow cooker liners if you want to avoid this. I’m happy to scrub a little to save money and the environment!

How to cook rice in the slow cooker:

How to cook rice in the slow cooker

Course Side Dish
Keyword rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup long grain rice
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • spray oil

Instructions

  1. Spray oil or rub butter around your slow cooker pot. 

  2. Rinse rice thoroughly. 

  3. Pour in rice, water and salt. 

  4. Cook on high for 1 1/2 - 2 hours. 

    Stir every 20-30 minutes if possible to prevent sticking.

The slow cooker I use:

Did you enjoy learning how to cook rice in the slow cooker? Want to use your slow cooker more? Check out some of my favourite slow cooker recipes:

Slow cooker cottage pie filling

Beef casserole in the slow cooker

Slow cooker chicken nachos

Chorizo loaded potatoes in the slow cooker

Slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic glaze

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4 Responses

  1. Kerry October 15, 2017 / 8:18 am

    Being a slow cooker fan, I’ve been waiting for this post since you mentioned it on Twitter. I have to try this. Thank you

    Loving the triple slow cooker too.

    • katykicker October 17, 2017 / 1:18 pm

      I will definitely be reviewing the slow cooker soon!

  2. Nick November 11, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Giving this a try right now as I’m pretty rubbish at making rice..So here goes 🙂

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