Roberta hit rock bottom at 48 years old. She weighed 171 lbs. at 5'1". She suffered from back pain, thyroid problems and adrenal issues. Yet as you can see it’s all behind her now. And she feels and looks like a woman half her age!... Following Eat Stop Eat gave Roberta the freedom she needed. It allowed her body to naturally find its own weight loss rhythm. And the results are stunning!
(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.
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.
- 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.
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 1-1/2 Quarts
- Place the rice in your greased slow cooker. Stir in the boiling water and salt.
- 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.
- (Mine was done perfectly after 1 hour 15 minutes on high.)
- Transfer the rice to a serving dish and fluff with a fork.
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
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you liked slow cooker rice you might also like:
*PointsPlus® for slow cooker rice calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
This post contains Affiliate Links
to products I like. When you buy something through one of my Amazon links, I receive a commission that helps support this site. Thanks for your purchase!
Get Your FREE Guide: 7 Secrets of Successful Weight Watchers
The best tips for weight loss success! You'll also get regular updates from Martha with easy healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes, support & tips to help you lose weight your way.