Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Rice cooker rice pudding

Edited to add: Hello, if you are one of the 30 people each day that google "rice pudding rice cooker" I have a question for you. Is this what you are looking for? Or are you wanting a more traditional recipe that uses the rice cooker? My finding the recipe was an accident, I didn't know such a thing could be done. Anyway, I would love it if you would leave a comment.

Back to the original post.

Because I am trying to lose weight I started craving tapioca pudding. Mmmmmm tapioca.

Unfortunately, I had less tapioca than I thought. So I got to thinking . . . and a close second is bread rice pudding. Bread pudding is not gluten free so went with the rice pudding.

So I got to looking for a recipe that used uncooked rice . . . because I am lazy that way . . . and found this one. is my favorite place to look for recipes because I can almost always find what I am looking for.

I have to admit, I hate-loath-and-despise raisins. I love, love, love dried cranberries. So dried cranberries were substituted but I thought cranberries and apples go well together.

This wasn't the creamy off-white I was expecting, it looked like it had been made with brown sugar (not a bad thing, just letting you know.)

Apple Rice Pudding for a Rice Cooker Recipe

by HappySphinx

1 hour | 20 min prep


2 cups apples, peeled, cored, and diced
1 cup short-grain white rice (Carolina Gold is recommended)
3 cups boiling water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
1 pinch nutmeg
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla

1. Put the rice, salt, 3 cups of boiling water, raisins, apples, and nutmeg in the rice maker.
2. Tell the rice cooker to 'cook'.
3. When the rice cooker says it is done or switches to 'warm', stir in the condensed milk, vanilla, and butter.
4. Tell the rice cooker to 'cook' again.
5. When it switches to 'warm' again or says it is done cooking, evaluate.
6. If there is too much liquid in your rice pudding for your preference, you can tell the cooker to 'cook' again.
7. garnish with cinnamon.
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The Verdict

Hubby loved it. The kids thought it needed something, maybe more sugar. I personally gagged at the thought of more sugar. It was plenty sweet and rich enough.

I think maybe because of the condensed milk, it had a bit too much of a caramel flavor. Since I am not too big on caramel, I wasn't crazy about it. It was good . . . . it just wasn't quite what I wanted.


  1. Ok...are you keeping up w/2 blogs? Geez, superwoman! I just saw that you have mentioned the same brined turkey from AB that we did this Christmas. It is really good, isn't it :) We didn't do the apple part, that wasn't on our video. See ya, I gotta get to bed finally ;)

  2. I like rice pudding!

  3. To answer your question, I'd heard you could make rice pudding in a rice cooker and wanted to find out how. Don't really care how traditional the recipe is as long as it's delicious. :) We'll see how this turns out!

    1. This is EXACTLY how I felt about your question ... AND this looks awesome! :)

  4. I've made it a couple of times now, and it's quite tasty! Quick question: what's the benefit to pre-heating the water?

  5. Hi,

    I have a small wholefood shop and, yes, I came searching for rice pudding made in the rice cooker. I was showing a customer it was possible.

  6. For your question, I was just looking up rice cooker recipes since I recently bought one and rice pudding came up as an option. I got curious and wound up here.

  7. I was hoping to find something warm and comforting to make this afternoon that wasn't going to take a lot of time. This is exactly what I was looking for. Can't wait to try it.

  8. I have also been looking for this kind of recipe. I like using the cooker b/c I easily burn rice on the stovetop. Not having to stand over the pot stirring rice pudding is a huge plus! I do not usually have evaporated or condensed milk on hand, so I will be trying this recipe with whole milk and sugar. Will let you know how that turns out. :)

  9. Here's a way to make a basic rice pudding in the rice cooker using fresh milk. Cook 1/4-1/2 cup of rice per serving with water. (Or start with already cooked rice.) Add to the cooked rice in the cooker: (per cup of cooked rice) 1 cup milk, 1 Tbsp butter, 1-2 Tbsp sugar, and a dash of cinnamon, plus any other additions you are using. This worked wonderfully for us and thank you for blogging this version, which ended up being very easy to adapt. :)

  10. Hello. I was looking for a rice pudding recipe using the rice cooker so I wouldn't have to stand over the stove (something easy with two children around - also a homeschooler here)... it turned out great! I used milk instead of the condensed milk, and added some honey. and used cinamon instead of nutmeg because that's what I have. I love the apples in it. it's very yummy and the kids love it too! thanks!

  11. Yes as one of the google searchers for rice cooker rice pudding- this is it! I love the fact that you can cook it with 2 "goes" of the rice cooker setting. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Hi, this was a great recipe. I changed a couple of things. Whole milk instead of condensed. Half a cup of desiccated coconut and I left out the butter. Just lovely. Thanks so much!

  13. I'd made rice in the rice cooker before, but we were out of milk, so I was looking for something using evaporated or sweetened condensced, so this was perfect! Thanks.

  14. Hi, well for me I tasted rice pudding and really liked it. I figured out I should start making them and selling them in my country (morocco), I was wondering if such a large commercial machine existed. Thank you, my email is
    Feel free to email me

  15. Btw you need to take the time to adjust the borders of your site because your most recent AD of Book sneeze prevents me from reading several paragraphs

  16. I was looking specifically for a rice pudding recipe to use in the rice cooker. :) Not sure how I feel about the apples. Going to try it without the apples. I am someone who doesn't like "stuff" in pudding. My mom was always ruining puddings, IMHO, by adding "stuff" like banana slices, peach slices, raisins, etc. to various puddings. I like raisins, bananas, apples, and peaches...just not in my puddin's. :)