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How to Cook Rice in a Slow Cooker (Crock Pot) kitchen hack

Don’t have a rice cooker but want to make a large batch of rice? What about using your slow cooker to make rice? See that white fluffy rice? Perfect and delicious rice?

Yes, that came from my SLOW COOKER – it’s slow cooker rice! I’m not kidding. I ended up making a second batch just to make sure it wasn’t some random cooking fluke.

Here’s how to make slow cooker rice (crock pot rice) and save time in the kitchen.

Can you make rice in a slow cooker? Yes! Use this kitchen hack to make easy slow cooker rice.

Can you make rice in a slow cooker? Yes!

The ingredients are so few but I’ll list them anyway.

how to make rice in a slow cooker

After two batches, I was able to bag up FOUR quart size bags of rice for the freezer. I let it cool in a dish before putting in the bags, and flattened them out for easy storage.

I did 2 batches using my Seal-a-Meal and it really smooshed the rice together, so I am hoping that after thawing, it ‘bounces back’ when I let air in and heat.

The above bags are just freezer storage bags. For me, this kitchen hack has saved so much time and helped to stretch my ingredients to last longer since I’m pre-portioning!

*Yes, after thawing in the fridge and reheating with a little water, it’s perfect! I do this often for a quick stir-fry or to have with cubed steak and gravy. Delicious!

cooked white rice in a blue bowl
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Slow Cooker Rice

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

Use your slow cooker to make large batches of rice for a big meal or freezer meals. This recipe shows you how to use a crock pot to make rice.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Rice - Converted is the best. I bought a 5lb. bag of Uncle Ben's white rice just for this 'experiment'
  • 6 cups Water - The ratio is 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water. MAKE SURE YOU MEASURE CORRECTLY, for extra flavor, consider using chicken or even beef stock!
  • Butter or cooking spray to grease the inside of the crock pot/slow cooker
  • Optional - salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Butter or spray the inside of your crock pot/slow cooker. 
  2. Add the water and rice and stir. 
  3. Place lid on top, and cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours. I checked mine probably 3 times, each time giving it all a good stir. You have to keep an eye on this, so this isn't a good one to leave alone. Salt and pepper to taste when rice is fluffy and water is absorbed. Try not to dig in and eat giant spoonfuls and claim it's 'taste-testing'.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

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You can use your slow cooker rice and make this rice and lentil dish, or serve some slow cooker chili on top of it for a hearty meal.

I would absolutely recommend you make the rice to keep on hand and then make this Crock Pot Cubed Steak and Gravy. This is hands-down one of my favorite ways to enjoy a big bowl of rice. It’s so comforting and so easy to make!

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Blanca

Sunday 6th of September 2020

Thank you! I love this recipe! I’ve made this twice now, it’s definitely a keeper ?

Kay

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

I'm having a seafood party for 10. I would like to add parsley and almonds, would this affect any of the measurements or cooking time?

Mandi Welbaum

Thursday 13th of February 2020

Parsley would be fine to add when you start it, almonds I would toast seperately and add before serving so they don't get mushy.

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Friday 27th of December 2019

[…] slow cooker, but remember — different grains of rice call for different cook times. Cooking rice in the slow cooker can be a little high maintenance, requiring a good bit of monitoring and stirring. Instant Rice is […]

Joanie

Friday 9th of August 2019

Hello, I’m in the country that doesn’t have converted rice, can I make this with regular jasmine rice? And will it affect the cooking time? Hoping for a fast reply as I’m cooking for a crowd this Sunday. Thank you!

Mandi Welbaum

Friday 9th of August 2019

Hi! Jasmine rice should work fine, I would keep a close eye on it and make sure you don't use too much water. It would be 1 cup rice to 1 cup + 3 tablespoons of water and cook time a little less than 2 hours!