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How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

Our easy crockpot rice recipe is your new weeknight hack. Although making rice on the stove is easy enough, putting it in the slow cooker and getting on with the rest of the things you need to do before dinner time is a true blessing. No need to stir or supervise. This is the perfect recipe for fluffy and delicious rice, every single time.

Of all the types of rice, jasmine and basmati work best for this recipe. Short grain rice is not recommended as its grains get too gummy in the crockpot. If you don’t mind rice that’s a little sticky, follow the recipe as is. But if you’d prefer a loser texture, always rinse your rice first. Simply run cold water on top of the rice for 3 to 5 minutes to remove the excess starch that causes the grains to stick. Once the rice has finished cooking, fluff up the grains with a fork and let rest for 5 minutes. This will help separate each grain and give you perfect rice.

Although plain rice with salt is always a treat, add to the crockpot dry herbs or other seasonings like powdered garlic, onions, rosemary, thyme, or savory. Alternatively use vegetable or chicken broth instead of water, or a few strands of saffron for flavor and color. Make a double batch to eat throughout the week or make rice pudding with the leftovers. Keep in mind that the newer slow cookers cook food much faster than the older models and the rice can burn if you have a high-temperature slow cooker. Serve as a side dish to any and all of your favorite main dishes.

Did you know you can use your slow cooker to make rice? Rice cooker’s are awesome if you have the room. but why NOT let your crockpot help you out if you don’t? Just make some crock pot rice and use some now, refrigeratate for later OR even freeze that stuff in batches.

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

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Freezing Crock Pot Rice

You betcha! You can freeze it! You can cook up a huge batch, freeze it in portion sized baggies or canisters. and get it out as you need it. If you freeze it pre-cooked and flattened out in baggies it will defrost in about an hour.

So you can make a huge batch, freeze in stacks and get it out when you cook a meal in your crock that sounds good over rice. Just pop crock pot freezer meal in your slow cooker and toss a bag of crock pot rice in the refrigerator. it will be defrosted when you’re ready for supper 🙂

Pre-cooked crock pot rice will last about six weeks frozen. I’ve never frozen it for longer than that and had good results. If you use a Foodsaver and get more air out of the bag, it will probably last longer. But Foodsavers are good that way, they make everything last longer. I’ve just haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet. It’s on my winter to-do list though!

All Sorts of Rices

I’m not gonna go in to all the kinds of rice there are. I have read (but not researched) that there are thousands. I like rice. But I don’t care enough about it to research a thousand different kinds. I can tell you though, that for making rice in your slow cooker long grain rices work best. I don’t know why and I don’t know the science behind it. but they do.

You can easily cook either white or brown rice in your crock pot. Either one works great. They have slightly different water requirements but both work. I usually mix mine half and half.

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

I tried migrating my family over to completely brown rice many years ago. It didn’t fly. And even after my kiddos grew up and moved away, hubby didn’t care for straight brown rice. Honestly, neither did I. so we still do half and half most times.

Add-Ins for Making Crock Pot Rice

I didn’t make a huge batch of rice and freeze this round. Just a smaller amount. You can make as much as your crockpot will hold frankly. But rice GROWS.

Just like making it any place else, it’s gonna grow in your slow cooker too. So only fill the crock about 1/2 to 2/3’s full of both rice and water. That way it’ll have plenty of room to grow and not make a mess. Cause it sure will make a mess if you overfill it. It also won’t cook properly and you’ll have to toss it out.

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

You Can Add Herbs, Spices & Even Broth

You can see in the picture above I’m adding dried spices to this batch. You can, you don’t have to. You can add just about anything and it will cook right into the rice.

You can also add broth or stock for more delicious flavors. I’ve never tried to cook it solely in broth or stock but I DO know you can use half water and half stock and the rice cooks very well. It adds additional flavor and lots of health benefits too. So it’s a good alternative if you like/use it.

Step-by-Step Rice in the Slow Cooker

This part’s super easy. So here we go.

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

  • Choose any long-grain rice you like
  • Decide on any herbs and spices you’d like to add
  • Grab any sort of broth or stock you’d like to use

Crockpot White Rice

When making white rice in the slow cooker you’ll need to use a ratio of 2:1. Two parts liquid to one part rice. That’s it. Toss the rice in the slow cooker, add any spices you’d like then add twice as much liquid as rice. FYI, no salt. If you want to add salt, do it after it’s cooked, not before. Adding salt before hand makes the rice stay a bit hard.

Crock Pot Brown Rice

Making brown rice in the slow cooker works the exact same BUT you need a slightly higher amount of water. You need a ratio of 2.5:1. So, for every 1 cup of brown rice you’ll need to add 2 1/2 cups of liquid.

Cooking Times for Rice is the Crock Pot

Once you’ve added your spices (if you’re using them) and your liquids. simply stir up everything and cook on high for about 2 hours. Sometimes it’ll take 1 1/2 hours, sometimes 3. It all depends on how much you cook, how hot your slow cooker runs (because they call vary a lot) and how big of a batch you cook.

Do yourself a favor and rub the crock insert down with butter, olive or coconut oil before cooking too. It makes cleaning up a breeze!

How Much Rice Should Your Cook?

Your end results will vary a little bit. Everything does. Like I said earlier, there are a LOT of kinds of rice out there. But if you use long-grained rices and NOT anything quick-cook. You should be about 2 1/2 times whatever you started with.

So, here’s an example.

If you use 1 cup of long-grained white rice, 1 cup of sodium-free chicken broth, 1 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of whatever herbs you want. you should get about 2 1/2 cups of cooked rice.

For the recipe in the picture below I cooked 1 cup of white rice, 3/4 cups brown rice, 2 tablespoons of various herbs and 4 cups of water. I got just shy of 4 cups in total. So with that knowledge, you’ll know how to plan a little 🙂

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

Final Notes on Crock Pot Rice

If you decide to use broth or stock for more flavor here are two things that will help it come out well:

  1. Use half broth or stock and half water. Some people have had excellent results using full broth instead of adding any water. I, personally, have not. If you try it and get it to work well, let me know. I’d love to know the secret. BUT full broth/stock really isn’t necessary. You still get wonderful flavor using only half stock/half water.
  2. Try to find low-soduim or sodium free stock or broth. Just like adding salt to your spice mix before cooking. using salty stock is going to make your rice not quite so tender. And sodium-free broth is more healthy for us anyways. You can always add salt later. But sea salt and Himalayn salts are both much more healthy than regular table salt. some of that’s opinion, most of it’s medical fact 🙂
  3. If you DO decide to use spices (like I did in the pic above) AND you use bay leaves. Make sure to remove them after your rice is cooked. Bay leaves impart a delicious flavor to almost any soup or stew and they are awesome in rice BUT you can’t eat them. They have to be tossed out. Humans can digest them and they will cut your throat too. So it’s best to remove them before you serve or freeze your crock pot rice.

Printable & Pinnable Recipes for Making Rice in the Crock Pot

Here’s are the printables for making both white and brown rice in the crockpot. I’ve separated them because they take different liquid ratios (see that tutorial above).

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How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

A common question I hear about one dish dinners, slow cookers and rice is…

When Do I Add the Rice to Slow Cooker So It Doesn’t Turn Out Mushy?!

Add the rice to the slow cooker that is cooking on high, when there is 2 hours left in the cooking time. If your slow cooker is set on low, add when there is 2 hours 45 minutes left in the cooking time.

  • If you are cooking a soup or stew and you wish to add rice to make it a one dish soup or stew and not have to dirty another saucepan or rice cooker, then add it when there is 2 hours left in the cooking time. Add hot water or broth if necessary. (See note in next tip about liquid amounts.)
  • If you are making a chicken and rice casserole like dish in the slow cooker, you can add the rice when there is 2 hours left in the cooking time. You will have to look at the amount of liquid that is in the slow cooker when you add the rice. If it looks dry, then you’ll want to add some hot water when you add the rice. Rice works on a 2 to 1 ratio in the slow cooker, 2 cups water to 1 cup rice, just as it does when cooking on the stove top or baking. So if there is about 2 cups of liquid already in the slow cooker, then just add the rice. If there only seems to be 1 cup, then add in an additional cup of hot water or broth.

This will help keep the rice nice and firm, and perfect for when you are ready to eat. It will not sit in the liquids all day and won’t have time to get mushy!

Also, You can use your slow cooker as a rice cooker. Simply spray the sides and bottom with a non-stick cooking spray. Add the amount of water plus rice that you’d like to cook using the 2 to 1 ratio (explained above). If you are using brown rice, add an additional 1/2 cup, or use a 2 1/2 cup water to 1 cup rice ratio. If you wish to season the rice, do so now. Set the slow cooker on high and cook for 2 hours. Fluff lightly before serving.

What have you found helpful in avoiding the slow cooker rice mush?!

It’s so nice to have an easy dessert recipe literally, so easy a child could do it for those times when you want to focus your time and efforts on other things, but still have a little sweet tooth fix at the end of it all. This slow cooker rice pudding is perfect for those situations. If you’re busy doing something else, get the kids in the kitchen, measuring out ingredients and throwing it in the slow cooker. You can turn the heat on low, check on it halfway through (or have an older helper assist you with that) and call it a day! This dessert is sweet, creamy and comforting– a delicious way to end any meal!

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • raisins, optional

Directions

  1. Spray your slow cooker lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pour milk and condensed milk into cooker and add in rice.
  3. Add butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

I love to serve rice as a side dish, but I have a confession to make, I ALWAYS burn the rice when I make it on the stove top.

So I decided to give it a try in my slow cooker and boy was I pleasantly surprised that it came out fantastically perfect.

Ingredients Required:

  • Dry White Rice – I like to use a medium grain white rice but this recipe works with any sort of white rice. From short grain sticky rice, jasmine rice, basmati rice, etc.
  • Butter – Just a teaspoon to butter the sides of the slow cooker. And if you are vegetarian or vegan you can use any approved oil or butter substitute.
  • Salt – Just a dash. Adding a little salt to the rice gives it just a little bit more flavor.
  • Water – You can also use chicken broth which also adds a little flavor.

And that my friends is all you need to make perfectly cooked rice in your slow cooker.

Oh sure…you could cook your rice in a rice cooker…but that is just another appliance that ends up taking up space. And you know our philosophy…if you can make it in the crock-pot…why not!

To make this recipe it could not be any easier…rinse your rice in some water to remove the extra starch (totally optional) and then place the rice, water and salt in a buttered 3-quart crock-pot. Let it cook on low for a good 8 hours and give a quick fluff with a fork for perfect tender rice. How simple is that I ask you? No watching a pot of rice on the stove. No worries about the rice over cooking and sticking to your pan.

Give it a try, I promise you will love it!

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

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How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

  • 1 Cup White Rice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Butter Or Vegetable Oil If Vegetarian Or Vegan
  • 1 Dash Salt
  • 1 Cup White Rice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Butter Or Vegetable Oil If Vegetarian Or Vegan
  • 1 Dash Salt
  1. To prevent the rice from sticking, coat the bottom and sides of a 3 to 4 quart slow cooker insert lightly with butter (or vegetable oil).
  2. Rinse rice by adding it to a bowl and adding cool water, swirl the rice around in the water and then drain off the excess water.
  3. Add the rinsed rice, water and salt to the buttered slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 8 hours.

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Comments

Michelle Giroux says

How about with brown rice?

Hi Michelle, it would be the same process as white rice as for brown rice.

Michele Brassaw says

You can make instant rice / or instant mash potatoes so very easily……For rice follow the same recipe EXCEPT : No butter and no salt.When it is done cooking, let it cool and put it in your deyhydator and run it for 3/or4hours pull out your shelf and fluff up your rice. If it is not real dry to the touch keep drying it for several hours till it is bone dry. Now when you want some rice ,put 1 cup rice to 2 cups water or broth , BUTTER, and salt if you like. Put water and utter and

Bring to a boil and add rice . Cover with a lid and remove from heat . In 5 minutes you have instant rice. Bag the dry rice in vacuumed seal bags and vacuumed and store in your pantry.
Potatoes…….peal and dice your potatoes.You can make up a rather large amount. In a large put potatoes in pan and add cold water.

water in pan and bring to a boil . NO SALT NO BUTTER…When potatoes are just fork tender ( not mushy ) drain and spread out to dry and cool. Pot in a large book and start mashing. You may need to use a little of the potatoes water to help mash them. When mashed, place some on a dhydrrator tray and spread as thin as you can . Like with the rice check to see if they are every few hours. When dry run a fork,or you clean hand through the potatoes to break them up into flakes or powder. When your in a store take a picture of
The instructions. Cook according to the package and enjoy……….

Thanks for the tips Michele!

Gonna try this soooooon! Been asking forever if its possible … A cashier once said it was, and then she couldn’t explain bc of impatient person behind me in line. Thanks

Yes it really is possible to cook rice in the slow cooker! I hope you like the recipe Joetta!

Amanda Svendsen says

Thank you for the tip! I will try it tonight with my slow cooker chickpea curry. I dislike coming home and waiting for rice to cook when my Slow cooker meal is ready. Yes I have 2 crock pots 😊

Will this also work without the oil/butter? Doc has put me on a low fat diet.

Emilee @ CrockPotLadies says

Yes you can use any oil or butter substitute. It’s just used to grease the sides of the crockpot so the rice doesn’t stick to it. Thanks for stopping by!

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Does jasmine rice take longer to cook?

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What’s the difference between a crockpot and a rice cooker?

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What is the difference between a slow cooker and a crock pot?

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How long does rice take in a slow cooker on high?

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Why is my rice not cooking in the slow cooker?

If your rice is crunchy, that means your crock pot isn’t cooking hot enough to cook the rice in the amount of time that is recommended. If your rice is mushy, that means your crock pot is cooking too hot for the amount of time that is recommended by the recipe.

Can you keep rice warm in a crock pot?

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Which is better for you basmati or jasmine rice?

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White jasmine rice is a type of white rice. However, whole-grain varieties of jasmine rice, which range in color from brown to red to black, may be a healthier option than white rice. That’s because they contain more fiber, nutrients, and beneficial plant compounds.

What is the healthiest rice?

Nutritionally, brown rice is recommended for a healthy diet because it contains extra nutrients. Brown rice tends to be a bit more caloric, but it also contains extra protein and fiber that offer these health benefits: Lowers cholesterol. Controls blood sugar levels.

How long does jasmine rice take to cook?

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How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

Another Way to Cook Rice

There are a lot of ways to cook rice, but this one is great for when you don’t have a rice cooker.

You just need your crock pot and a few hours to slow cook the rice! It does take 2-3 hours on the high setting, so it’s not ideal for when you need quick rice. But this crock pot rice turns out so soft and fluffy every time.

We eat rice with lots of our dinners. I’ve listed some of our favorite main dishes to serve the rice with down below—check them out! If you’ve never tried making rice in the slow cooker, now is your chance.

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

Which Rice to Use?

We tried a few different options, but Uncle Ben’s Converted White Rice worked the best.

Converted rice is actually rice that has been partially boiled. While the rice is still in the husk, it is soaked, steamed, dried and removed from the husk. Because of this, the grains are more firm and better able to withstand longer cook time without becoming mushy.

Parboiled rice is more nutritious and has a lower glycemic index than standard white rice.

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

How to Cook Rice in a Crock Pot?

Unlike other white rice, the converted rice should NOT be rinsed before using.

Flavored Rice : If you know what you want to serve your rice with, you may want to flavor the rice. You can do this by using broth instead of water. You can also choose to add spices that compliment the other flavors you plan to serve.

Leftover Rice : Place the cooled leftovers in an airtight storage container. Store in the fridge for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. (Be sure the cooked rice has not been sitting out for longer than 2 hours before storing).

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Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe

We absolutely love this tasty and creamy chicken and rice crock pot recipe. Everything gets tossed into the crockpot and dinner will be ready when you get home.

My kids go crazy over this dish and they love when I make it. It is so cheesy and delicious.

We make this meal frequently because it is so very simple and everyone enjoys it so much. Once I find something everyone will enjoy, it makes dinner time much easier.

Give it a try! It is so yummy and budget friendly. You will love to slow cook this meal!

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

Crock pot cheesy chicken and rice is sure to impress the entire family!

Throw this chicken and rice in crock pot and be prepared for a great dinner! It is comfort food in every single bite.

The cheese blends together with the rice for the best flavor. The kids really like this dish and ask frequently for cheesy rice as they call it.

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How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

This is one of our favorite slow cooker chicken and rice recipes!

Your family will love this amazing meal. Make sure you check out our page for all our easy crock pot recipes too. Plus, if you are short on time you might want to try our Instant pot Chicken and rice recipe.

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Ingredients for Chicken and Rice crock pot:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Onion
  • Chicken Broth
  • Cream of Chicken Soup (You can make homemade cream of chicken soup.)
  • Brown Rice – I recommend brown rice for this recipe as it is more hearty and less likely to over cook in the crock pot. I have tried this recipe with white rice before and the rice generally gets overcooked and turns mushy.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

How do you cook chicken and rice in a slow cooker?

  • Place the chicken broth, garlic, salt, pepper, onions, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and uncooked brown rice in a crock pot. Stir to thoroughly combine all the ingredients.

How to add rice to a crock pot recipe

  • Cover and cook on high for 3.5-4 hours until all the broth in the crock pot is absorbed by the rice.
  • Stir in the shredded cheese after the cook time. Cover and let the heat from the meal melt the cheese.
  • Serve warm once the rice is tender and blended with the cheese.

Variations to Try!

  • Try cream of mushroom in the casserole.
  • Make homemade cream of chicken soup.
  • Substitute chicken thighs.
  • Add frozen vegetables to the rice mixture.
  • Add another ¼ cup shredded cheese to the rice when finished cooking.

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How to Make Saucy Chicken and Rice in a Crock Pot

The Low Carb Saucy Crock Pot Chicken recipe I made last fall instantly became a family favorite. It is perfect for families that have members who eat low carb and members who do not. While this Saucy Crock Pot Chicken and Rice is not low carb, you do not add the rice until the end. So you can easily pull some chicken and sauce out before adding the rice for any low carb people at your table!

I love how quickly this recipe comes together. You can easily mix together your sauce while your chicken is browning on the stove. I am notoriously slow when it comes to prepping a recipe (ironic right?) and can still get this recipe ready to go in 10 minutes! Easy peasy!