Slow Cooker Rice

      

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 131)

Here’s another revelation – perfectly cooked slow cooker rice.

It may be time to get rid of my rice cooker.

If I’d known how easy it is to make slow cooker rice, I never would have bought a rice cooker in the first place!

Oh well, live and learn.

The cookbook I found this recipe in, said that for “best, most consistent results, be sure to use converted rice (like Uncle Ben’s),” so that’s what I did.

Crock Pot Rice

Slow Cooker Rice

It turns out that converted (parboiled) rice is more nutritious and has a lower glycemic index than many other kinds of rice, which is a good thing when you’re watching your weight. (Here’s more of an explanation from Kalyn’s Kitchen.)

A 1-cup serving of rice has 170 calories and 5 Weight Watchers Points Plus, so often I’ll make-do with just 1/2 a cup, which can be plenty enough if you’re eating it with some protein and lots of vegetables.

Slow Cooker Rice
 
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Easy and delicious slow cooker rice, plain and simple
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup converted long-grain rice, such as Uncle Ben’s (a must for best results)
  • 2 cups boiling water (a must for best results)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt.
Instructions
  1. Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 1-1/2 Quarts
  2. Place the rice in your greased slow cooker. Stir in the boiling water and salt.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or on LOW for 2 to 2-1/4 hours, until all the water is absorbed and the rice is tender but not mushy.
  4. (Mine was done perfectly after 1 hour 15 minutes on high.)
  5. Transfer the rice to a serving dish and fluff with a fork.
Martha’s Notes
Nutrition Estimates Per Serving (1 cup): 170 calories, 0 fat, 37 carbs, 0 fiber, 4 protein and *5 Weight Watchers Points Plus


If boiling water seems like too much work, you’ll need to cook the rice longer: 1-3/4 t 2 hours on HIGH or 2-1/2 to 3 hours on LOW.

 

Source: adapted from Slow & Easy: Fast-Fix Recipes for Your Electric Slow Cooker

If you liked slow cooker rice you might also like:

Slow Cooker Chicken, Rice and Broccoli
Crock Pot Wild Rice
Fried Rice with Vegetables and Ham

*PointsPlus® for slow cooker rice calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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