Making Crockpot rice is easy and perfectly fluffy every time. You don’t need another appliance in your kitchen to make the perfect rice. Use your slow cooker for this easy rice recipe!
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The great thing about making rice in the slow cooker is that it’s low maintenance and comes out perfectly every time. It’s a very simple recipe that anyone can perfect.
If you are tired of undercooked, overcooked, messy stovetop or microwave rice, try this slow cooker recipe. This Crockpot rice goes great with stir fry, veggies, chicken, and even beef ribs. We love to pair it with all of our favorite takeout style recipes.
I like to make black eyed peas in the slow cooker too. They’re great for with rice and our other taco Tuesday staples. If you are looking for more of a Chinese takeout style vibe, try this sweet and sour pork!
Here is what you’ll need to make Crockpot rice:
Making rice in the crockpot is simple…that’s kind of the point! We will be using just a few simple ingredients to make the most delicious, fluffy, rice.
The important thing to remember here is that you can easily scale this recipe up or down. Use these ratios to make the perfect slow cooker rice.
You’ll need 1 cup of rice for every 2 cups of broth or water. I like to use chicken stock or bone broth and then you can add salt to taste and use some butter to grease the Crockpot insert before you begin!
How to make the perfect white rice:
First things first, we need to rub the slow cooker with butter to keep the rice from sticking. You can also use non stick spray but I’ve found that butter works (and tastes) best!
Next, add the rice, water, and salt, give it a little stir and put on the lid.
Cook on high for about 1.5-2.5 hours. Stir the rice occasionally as it cooks but if you can’t, it will still fluff up nicely when it’s finished!
Can I make rice pudding in the slow cooker?
If you are like me, making rice in the Crockpot makes you think of rice pudding! You can definitely make rice pudding in the slow cooker just like you would on the stovetop…but without the fuss!
Here’s a great recipe for slow cooker rice pudding you can try!
Can I flavor this rice recipe?
Absolutely feel free to add your own blend of spices, flavorings, and more. I like to throw some vegetables in with my rice from time to time. Any frozen veggies will work or even fresh ones!
Another great idea is to use seasoning blends that are salt free. Mrs. Dash or generic versions are excellent. There’s so many seasoning choices and it doesn’t add calories or sodium to the recipe!
If you are feeling extra excited about making Crockpot rice you can also throw in some fresh seasonings at the end. I like to do a cilantro lime version with a squeeze of fresh lime and some fresh cilantro chopped on top!
There’s really no limit to what you can do here, feel free to experiment with flavors and combinations to find out what you love the most!
Does this work with other kinds of rice?
Keep in mind that white rice and brown rice are different kinds of rice. You can use this recipe for most white rice varieties. We like basmati and jasmine rice!
Brown rice still has the hull attached so it takes longer to cook (unless it’s a quick cooking variety) so make sure you allow more time for those varieties to cook. I would say you would need to add some additional time but try it and see!
This recipe will definitely work with white rice varieties as they have the hull removed and all cook with generally the same timeframe, brown, black, red, and other types of rice may need more time to fully cook!
- 1 Cup Rice
- 2 Cups Broth or Water
- Salt, To Taste
- 1 Tablespoon Butter or Non Stick Spray
- Seasonings, Optional
- First things first, we need to rub the slow cooker with butter to keep the rice from sticking. You can also use non stick spray but I've found that butter works (and tastes) best!
- Next, add the rice, water, and salt, give it a little stir and put on the lid.
- Cook on high for about 1.5-2.5 hours. Stir the rice occasionally as it cooks but if you can't, it will still fluff up nicely when it's finished!
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 120Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 11mgSodium 343mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 4g
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