Does anybody know if you can successfully cook rice in a crock pot?
Susan from Columbus, OH
Starchy things like rice, potatoes, and pasta usually do not cook well in crock pots.
Saw this recipe here:
Have not tried it though...but worth a shot
Here are two recipes for making rice in a crockpot:
Crockpot - Rice
butter or margarine
Follow directions on rice package for proportion of rice to water.
(Up to 4 cups raw rice may be prepared in crockpot/slow cooker.
Makes 10 cups cooked). Rub crockpot/slow cooker lightly with 1 tablespoon butter. Pour in rice, water and salt. Cover and cook on High 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. or to cook all day:
Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours - use 2 to 3 cups long grain rice,
4 to 6 cups water or broth, 2 Tablespoons butter. Salt to taste
When turned off, crockpot/slow cooker will keep rice warm for
serving for 2 to 3 hours!
crockpot - Rice, foolproof
1 cup regular raw, white rice
1 cup water
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon butter
Place all ingredients together in crockpot/slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
This Foolproof Rice recipe really does work, even with the small amount of water required. Covering the crockpot and setting it on Low effectively turns your crockpot into a rice steamer. The rice will have the consistency of steamed rice and will not be the kind of "sticky rice" that you would get from cooking it in a pot on the stove top.
I would suggest that you get a rice cooker, and use that. My son gave me one that cooks up to 4 cups of rice. It is no trouble to set it up and do a few other things while it cooks. The one I have was less than $10, my son said. I would cook something main course in the slow cooker, and cook the rice in the rice cooker when you get home.
I just found this thread and had a few things to add.
I have 5 crockpots of different sizes and use them ALL the time to save time in the kitchen since we are ranchers and farmers and need to be outdoors all the time. I think of my crockpots as mini ovens and even use them with timers so that I am not necessarily cooking the food all day.
Potatoes do wonderful in crockpots, despite what was earlier said. I cube my potatoes and cover with water. Cook on high for about 4 hours or low for 6-10 hours. Drain and mash and enjoy!!
A wonderful site for crockpot recipes and ideas from main dishes to even desserts is "A Year of Slow Cooking". This site http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/ is a blog from a woman that cooked for her husband and children from a crockpot for one year and shared the experience and recipes with us. I have used many of her recipes and love majority of them.
Crockpots are not just for stews, soups, and heavenly starchy gravy soaked meats!! Experiment and enjoy
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