Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

This old fashioned rice pudding recipe in the slow cooker is so creamy and easy to make, uses Arborio rice and raisins, and is THE Ultimate Comfort Food!  Be sure to double the recipe though, coz it won’t last long!
Servings 8
Calories 218 kcal
Author Judy


  • ½ cup Arborio rice 125 ml
  • ½ cup sugar 125 ml
  • 4 cups whole milk 3%
  • 3 Egg yolks large, Tip: freeze the whites for later!
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon 1 mL
  • ½ cup Raisins 125 ml / or dried cherries, cranberries or blueberries (your choice!)


  1. Pour the rice, milk and sugar into your slow cooker (spray with cooking spray) and cover and cook for 3.5 to 4 hours.  Each hour give the rice a stir and cook until the rice is a bit mushy.
  2. When that’s done, whisk the eggs together with a ½ cup of the hot rice mixture.  This is called tempering the eggs.
  3. Then slowly mix this back into the slow cooker rice mixture.  You need to be careful here, since we don’t want scrambled eggs in our old fashioned rice pudding!
  4. Then you can add the raisins (or if you choose dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries!), vanilla, cinnamon.
Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Rice Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Potassium 252mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Sugars 18g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 14.9%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.