Sweet Tooth

I love all things sweet – cookies, cake, ice cream, pie, chocolate-frosted donuts (but don’t tell my wife the last one).  Because of this we try not to have too many sweets around the house or I will just wolf them down.

Recently my sister and brother-in-law were visiting and I wanted some dessert.  I hadn’t planned ahead and the weather was lousy that night so a trip to the store to pick something up was out of the question.   That was a problem because I am not very skilled at looking in the cupboards and whipping something up without a plan (and an accompanying trip to Shaw’s).  That night however I saw that we had:

  • Rice
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar

…and BAM, I had rice pudding.

Rice Pudding

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

The particular recipe I used was for a slow cooker.  This was good for us in that we had some time and I liked that the recipe was no fuss – just dump all the ingredients in the crock pot, stir and don’t worry about it. I had since seen a few other simple stove top rice pudding variants that I may try.  Suggestions anyone?

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4 thoughts on “Sweet Tooth

  1. Amy

    This reminds me of something my mother used to make via our neighbors south of the border…arroz con leche, or rice with milk. I grew up calling it rice cereal. The same ingredients, cooked on the stovetop with a cereal-esque consistency rather than thick like your pudding.

    1. Bob Post author

      One thing I like about this recipe is that you didn’t need to watch it. Once everything was in the crock pot you were done. Recipes like that work for me.

  2. Shannon


    Ever since I saw you post this, I wanted to try it. I cooked this today. It was excellent and easy!! This might have to be my new stable when going to a potluck. 8^)



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