Can you make rice in a slow cooker? Yes!
The ingredients are so few but I’ll list them anyway.
Rice – Converted is the best. I bought a 5lb. bag of Uncle Ben’s white rice just for this ‘experiment’
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
Butter or spray the inside of your crock pot/slow cooker. Add the water and rice and stir. 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’.
*My batches were 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of water each*
*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!
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. Or, I would absolutely recommend you make the rice to keep on hand and then make this Slow Cooker Mushroom and Steak. 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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