(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
- 1/4 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.
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*PointsPlus® for slow cooker rice calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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