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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 119.4
  • Total Fat: 1.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 40.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g

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Slow Cooker Rice

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Slow Cooker Rice

Introduction

Brown rice that's ready when you are--and packed with flavor Brown rice that's ready when you are--and packed with flavor
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients


Tips

I sometimes use my slow cooker as a "stall cooker." There are days that I need to run the boys out the door for practice and love to have dinner ready to go when we walk in the door. I don't have 4 or 8 hours to slow cook but don't want to wait 45 minutes for rice to cook. Bingo--I use the slow cooker. Two hours in a slow cooker and you will have fluffy brown rice for dinner.


No shallots? Use 1/2 small yellow onion instead.
Don't skip the step of boiling the stock--this will help break down the husk of the rice, which will prevent mushy rice.


Directions

Coat the slow cooker insert with nonstick cooking spray.

Bring vegetable stock to a boil in a small saucepan. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and set on low heat. Cook for 2 hours.


Serving Size: Makes 8 1/2-cup servings






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  • 95 of 118 people found this review helpful
    I do not understand all the unnecessary remarks. Perhaps a rice cooker is easier; however, if you don't have one.....use a crockpot. My suggestion - if you don't have a positive comment....don't comment! Thanks & have a blessed day! - 6/27/12

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  • 32 of 37 people found this review helpful
    Mmmmm...going to have to try this! I bet it'd work great for a wild rice mix too! My mom always freezes her unused rice into small portions to use for a quick lunch or single serving supper...make up some stir fry veg or something and you're good to go! - 9/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    26 of 29 people found this review helpful
    I use my slow cooker all the time, but I don't cook rice often enough to need a rice cooker........so this is a great idea for me!!! Thanks for the wonderful suggestion!!! Darla - 9/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    24 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Just made this today and it is delicious!! I had to add about 25 minutes on to the time-that is probably because of my crock pot. - 5/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Great! I absolutely hate hanging around waiting for rice to cook. This way I can cook enough for a few meals, leave it and come back later knowing I haven't set the stove on fire because I forgot all about it. LOL! - 5/9/12

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  • 13 of 25 people found this review helpful
    i cant wait to try this, i never make brown rice because it takes so long.
    if you have a rice cooker- goody for you, some of us cant afford the extra appliance or the extra counter/cabinet space. i already keep my slow cooker on the top shelf in the bedroom. no room up there for a rice cooker too - 9/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Hmm... I have a rice cooker but sometimes it does come out mushy. I wonder if boiling the stock (or coconut milk for curry!) first will help. I bet it would. Great tip, Meg! - 9/10/12

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  • 9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Hey, just want to let everyone know that the calories for this is off. 1/4 cup brown rice DRY is a serving which is 160 cals. so this has 640 cals of rice in it total. Nutri info tried to make the comparison with 8 cups cooked rice which is 860 cals. - 12/3/12

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  • 9 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Great idea - I've thought about a rice cooker but I really don't have any extra storage space. My slow cooker already fits - 9/18/12

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  • 8 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I like this idea - sure would free up my rice cooker/veggie steamer for doing the veggies closer to mealtime, while getting the rice going earlier on.

    Thank you for sharing this great idea! - 9/18/12

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  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    todl my granddaughter labout this receipe and now her family enjoys this dish . easy to fix and make it while you work . ready when you come home . - 9/10/12

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  • O.K.
    5 of 50 people found this review helpful
    A slow cooker for rice is pretty unnecessary... You can use a rice cooker (very inexpensive in Target or Walmart), and it takes a fraction of the time and you can still set it up and walk away until you are ready to eat. Its also a LOT easier to clean. - 5/16/12

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    well, I will definitely try it and look forward to experimenting. I love a lot of ideas that show up on this site.
    - 9/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I don't know what I did but the first time I did this it had too much water and I ended up cooking on stove. Thought I would try again the same way and it came out perfect; must have been my error first time and glad I decided to try again. Thanks for the tip abt freezing portions of r - 2/18/13

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My rice was not cooked in the 2 hours. Otherwise, with more time, it was a great idea. - 10/30/12

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try it and I appreciate all the input. Food for thought and it shows how different we all are in our process of life.
    - 9/10/12

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  • 3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this. I love my crockpot and use it a ton, but have never cooked brown rice other than in a recipe. - 6/13/12

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  • 3 of 15 people found this review helpful
    For me the whole point of using the slow cooker is to not have to use my stove. Also, can I use my Crock Pot which is smaller in size? Thanks - 3/25/12

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i have not tried this yet, but it does sound very good, and to NANIO31:
    This is a "comment" section, not a a "compliment" section....good or bad comments are welcome as long as they are not hateful. - 2/4/13

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    We have a rice cooker which we have used for white rice. Just started transitioning to brown rice by using Trader Joe heat and eat brown rice. Making a larger quantity of brown rice in the rice cooker and storing the leftovers soon will happen. - 9/22/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great Idea.... - 9/19/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good and very easy..........Thanks. - 9/18/12

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  • 2 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Is that what brown rice looks like. I have never made it before and I thought it was darker in color. That looks like it has wild rice in it but there is none in the recipie - 9/18/12

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  • 2 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I also use a rice cooker. It's much easier and less time consuming.
    - 8/30/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't get Kylar Starn's comment on the cals. This recipe yields eight servings (1/2 cup each) of cooked rice which technically would be about 80 cal just for the rice alone. Personally I don't see anything wrong with the Nutritional info for this recipe. - 1/11/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I too make rice and freeze it but usually in my steamer.....how does doubling effect the rice in the crock pot? Any one know? I could cook more in the crock pot - 9/18/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Is a slow cooker the same as a crock-pot?? - 9/18/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    after 2 1/4 hours the rice is still not soft and it's still under water. I put it on high too. I wonder if it would have worked better if I'd brought everything to the boil, not just the brother, before putting it in slow cooker? Smells good, but I don't know when it'll be ready to eat... - 9/12/12

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  • I love my slow cooker! Thanks for the recipe. I do have a rice cooker, but my slow cooker is used almost daily. - 1/12/14

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  • I love alternative ways to get foods cooked; my stove is out of order and so, some foods have required some "magic" tricks to get them cooked. Any ideas for eggs? I've tried to make boiled eggs without boiling water but get iffy results using microwave. Any ideas are welcomed. - 11/14/13

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  • i tried this today. Didn't read the directions and after adding the boiling stock I set it on high. I had perfect rice in an hour. I think it was great. Will freeze half as I don't want to eat rice every day. - 10/9/13

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  • Thanks Meg, I love brown rice, I always over/under cook it, this takes all the hassle of cooking it for me, tastes great too. - 10/8/13

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  • please note it was recipe for 8 servings so one cup of rice would be divided into 1/8 of cup not 1/4 cup....
    - 10/8/13

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  • This is a great idea! I have also made brown rice in my stove-because it comes out perfect, but this sounds even better!! - 10/8/13

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  • Love it. Do you think it would work with Basmati/Brown Rice? - 9/24/13

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  • Slow cooker rice rocks! It comes out perfectly fluffy every time. :)

    Another good option is to first cook a batch of beans, then use the leftover water (which is already hot, so you save some time) to make your rice. - 9/19/13

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  • Great idea. I use my slow cooker all the time. So I am going to try this. - 9/19/13

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  • I don;t have a rice cooker. Have several slow cookers of various sizes, so this looks like a great idea to try. Many thanks. Bet I could do a lower calorie version of a "fried rice" with seasonings and veggies this way. Ideas, ideas. - 9/18/13

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  • Thanks for this tip, I will certainly try this. - 9/18/13

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  • I always use my slow cooker, especially during the hot summer months. this is very simple to do and tastes delicious, too! - 9/18/13

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  • Chef Meg, this may be a stupid question, but I don't know the answer and I know YOU will...can I make this and store it (is it gross to freeze some in zip locks in serving sized portions) for later use and warm it up later? This is a great idea! - 9/18/13

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This could be made in a slow cooker, rice cooker, or just a pot on the stove top. In fact the recipe is completely unremarkable. Cooking rice in stock is hardly a recipe at all. - 9/18/13

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  • It never crossed my mind to use my crock pot for cooking rice. Thank you for the bright idea! I'm going to put together a huge batch right now. We can have some with dinner tonight and the rest I'll measure out in dinner sized portions, bag them and freeze them for some delicious wintertime dinners. - 9/18/13

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  • Why are the pictures always different than the actual recipes?
    This picture obviously has wild rice in it while the recipe does not.
    A suggested serving size is normally 1/4cup dry rice. This has a serving of 1/8 cup - skewing the results.
    Cooking time is off
    I wonder if this recipe has been te - 5/2/13

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  • This worked well for me. I didn't put in shallots or veg broth or seasoning - just cooked it the way I normally do (altho those sound good!) Used a smaller crockpot. Took the full 2 hours. Will use this idea a lot! - 4/11/13

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  • I just tried this recipe and like a few others, I too found 2hrs wasn't enough time to fully cook the rice (still some liquid left). I needed at least 2.5hrs to fully cook the rice.

    However, I found that the rice wasn't as "fluffy" as I thought it should be. It was more sticky than fluffy. - 2/18/13

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  • Cool and simple! - 2/18/13

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  • Another very simple recipe today. Is this a trend? This seems to be a recipe for brown rice pilaf. Pilafs are common in Mid-east, Asia and Africa. One of my favorite ways of having rice. - 2/18/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely have to try this. I am not good at making rice, but hopefully I can get this to turn out, since I love brown rice! - 2/18/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks delicious! - 2/18/13

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  • Perfect with Veggie Kabobs - 2/18/13

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  • After 2 hours there was still way too much liquid in my slow cooker. I ended up having to put it on the stove top and cook for another 40 minutes. End result was very tasty. - 2/13/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will be trying this. - 2/9/13

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  • It really works... I was considering buying a rice cooker, yet we're not much into rice, so this will do in the future!! - 1/23/13

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  • Love cooking this in the slow cooker! - 1/9/13

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  • Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    You can cook rice in the microwave in 20-25 minutes. - 1/1/13

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  • I like this! I found a recipe awhile ago on Spark for a B-fast Rice Pudding using brown rice & this would be ideal for prep! I also like the idea of freezing portion sizes of the cooked rice for convenience! And, replying to a prev comment-why spend the $ for a rice cooker when the crock will do? - 1/1/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This certainly is easy to make!-A crock pot--or a rice cooker--same thing really as they both cook very slowly--and the longer you cook the rice, the more it dries out--It does taste good! - 9/19/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can I do this overnight? - 9/18/12

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  • I'll have to give this a shot... my boyfriend "fails" when he tries to make rice and I'd rather not wait an hour after I get home to eat dinner! - 9/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Just so you know, I got a six cup rice cooker, and I cooked brown rice 3 to 1 and it came out just right in less than 20 minutes. (3 parts water to 1 part rice.) Whatever Works! ReeGee - 9/18/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Multi-tasking appliances is a huge plus, and if there's no room for a proper rice cooker, then a crockpot can do double duty. My brown rice bag says 1 cup of rice and 2 cups of liquid will make only FOUR servings--NOT 8. I'd throw in a minced garlic clove with yellow onion to mimic the shallot. - 9/18/12

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  • GREAT idea !!! I also freeze left-over rice in smaller containers. Pop into microwave ...... - 9/18/12

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  • easy, easy, easy then I just throw together a stir fry... - 9/18/12

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  • 0 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I cook my rice in a steamer. It works very well. - 6/8/12

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