Rice in the slow cooker? Yes indeed! This kitchen appliance best known for making embers and stews can deliver surprisingly chewy and tender grains. And best of all, you can use your slow cooker to simultaneously cook your meat, vegetables, or whatever your recipe calls for along with the rice, which then soaks in all the juices. In many ways, the slow cooker offers all the convenience and ease of the rice cooker while still allowing the benefits of stovetop flavor. Just press the start button on any of these 10 easy rice recipes and let the heat do the work.
Our Spanish rice recipe uses peppers, tomatoes and spices to infuse each grain with flavor. It’s a deeply flavorful side dish that will compare strongly to meaty main courses and more. Get our Slow Cooker Spanish Rice Recipe.
Yes, it’s pretty easy to go ahead and call it Chinese take out, but why not try this super simple slow cooker recipe the next time you’re craving some fried rice? Get our Slow cooker fried rice recipe.
A Tex-Mex feast usually involves keeping track of a wide range of toppings. Not here, however. Once you’ve brought all the ingredients to a simmer in your slow cooker, all you have to do is spoon it in and top with cheese. Get the Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe.
Like oatmeal or oatmeal, congee, the rice porridge from East Asia, has an enveloping creaminess that tastes of pure comfort. The slow cooker gently extracts its starches, resulting in a particularly silky consistency. Get the Slow Cooker Rice Congee with Chicken Recipe.
Stuck at home in bad weather with no one to bring you a bowl of chicken soup? This pick-me-up recipe not only uses ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, but it’s as simple as it gets, meaning you can focus your energies on resting and improving yourself while cooking. Get the Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe. (For a vegan version, try this Slow cooker wild rice sweet potato soup recipe.)
Some nights call for a simple, creamy, cheesy and starchy dinner in all the decadent ways. This recipe reaches all of these brands with ease. The juicy chicken is nestled on top of long-grain brown rice in this pan, which means that while cooking, the juices from the meat drip into the grains. Then the Greek yogurt and white cheddar make it creamy. Get the Slow cooker chicken and rice recipe.
This beautifully buttered rice is full of caramelized onions, cremini mushrooms, and fresh thyme, for a hearty accompaniment or even a vegetarian main course if you just add a salad or greens on the side. Get the Slow cooker mushroom rice recipe.
Don’t forget the desserts! The slow cooker can be your best friend when you crave rice pudding. Our recipe remains classic, fixing it with raisins, cinnamon, vanilla. Get our Slow cooker rice pudding recipe.