old fashioned rice pudding close up in brown pottery bowl with slowcooker in the background.

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 218kcal
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!)


  • 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.
  • When that’s done, whisk the eggs together with a ½ cup of the hot rice mixture.  This is called tempering the eggs.
  • 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!
  • Then you can add the raisins (or if you choose dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries!), vanilla, cinnamon.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 252mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 5.9% | Vitamin C: 0.6% | Calcium: 14.9% | Iron: 5.5%