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Easy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Easy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Serves: 6

Category: Desserts

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The fragrant aromas of cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom will fill your home while this rice pudding is cooking. Made with wild rice and sweetened with dates, this super simple dessert is sure to become a family favorite.

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8 cups soy, hemp or almond milk
6 medjool dates or 12 regular dates, pitted
1 cup uncooked wild rice
1 (2 inch) cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla or 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 star anise, optional


Using a high-powered blender, blend dates with 4 cups of the non-dairy milk. Wipe the inside of a slow cooker with a small amount of oil. Place blended date mixture, the other 4 cups of milk and remaining ingredients in the slow cooker and stir to combine. If using a vanilla bean, scrape seeds from vanilla bean and add both the seeds and the bean.

Set slow cooker on high until mixture starts to simmer, then reduce setting to low and cook for 6-7 hours or until rice is tender. Discard cinnamon stick, anise and vanilla bean if using.

Remove from slow cooker and place in a glass container. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. Pudding will thicken as it cools.

Calories 343; Protein 15 g; Carbohydrates 59 g; Sugars 30 g; Total Fat 6.1 g; Saturated Fat 0.7 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 169 mg; Fiber 5.1 g; Beta-Carotene 31 ug; Vitamin C 0 mg; Calcium 109 mg; Iron 3.1 mg; Folate 88 ug; Magnesium 143 mg; Potassium 677 mg; Zinc 2.1 mg; Selenium 16.5 ug

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12/09/2015 06:07 PM

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Any substitutes for a slow cooker?

Jennifer G

12/09/2015 07:12 PM

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I would also like to see this recipe adapted to baking in the oven.


12/09/2015 09:02 PM

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Can someone tell me about "star anise"? Where do I find it? Does one use the whole thing or just one bean? Are there any substitutes?


12/09/2015 09:27 PM

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I just looked up "star anise" and substitutes. This is what it said. Substitute fennel seed common anise or equal amounts of Chinese five spice powder. Not having ever cooked with Star Anise, I don't know how well that would work or how much you would use.


12/09/2015 11:20 PM

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Still hoping someone will come up with a substitute for the slow cooker way of making this. I used to love rice pudding but haven't made it since making the change to the healthy life style.


12/10/2015 10:26 AM

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To adapt this to the oven, bring ingredients to a boil on the stove. Then pour into a baking dish and bake on low or 275-300 for required time. Let cool then refrigerate. It should be simple.

Also the recipe calls for 1 star anise. They are maybe 1" in diameter. Put the whole thing into the recipe and remove it after it has baked.

Hope this helps.


12/12/2015 07:38 AM

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Does he mean the black wild rice? Is that what you used?


12/14/2015 03:37 PM

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Star Anise can be found in any supermarket, specially this time of year, it's not hard to find. Substitute for slow cooker, I would just do it like my mom used to make it, put all of the ingredients in a large dutch oven and bring it to a boil, then simmer until tender. Of course using this method you would need to keep an eye in the amount of liquid that evaporates and be ready to stir and add more liquid. But it's easy.
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12/31/2015 09:26 AM

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Choose any rice you like or have on hand. Just not white


07/21/2018 02:44 AM

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I cooked 1 cup of rice in water in a rice cooker, then drained any excess water, then added only 1C of the almond milk blended with 1 C of raw almonds and 1 Tab raisins to give it some creamyness, and added 1 Tabsp raisins to pot to give it added sweetness and then cooked it on the stove top till it thickened up. I used only a pinch of cardimon, 1 teasp cinamon, 1 teasp vanilla and left out the star anise. It tasted just like I used to make with FC milk powder and brown sugar and my husband gave it rave reviews,

This comment was last edited on 07/21/2018 02:46 AM