I always think of the slow cooker as something that should be used exclusively in the colder months, so I feel a little silly writing writing this post while basically melting from the heat. But, in my defence, when I pulled my Crock Pot out of hibernation last weekend to make this Slow-Cooked Coconut Raisin Rice Pudding, I was certain we’d seen the last of summer.
I can count on one hand the number of times I used my slow cooker last fall and winter. I made a huge fuss about wanting one for so long, and when I finally got it, I had no idea what to make with it. Because of that, one of my foodie resolutions for this season was to use my Crock Pot as much as possible. So, when Ricardo Cuisine reached out to me about the Slow Cooker Favourites cookbook, I knew it was fated.
The cookbook features more than 65 slow-cooker recipes for busy people, vegetarians, meat lovers and even people who love their sweet treats – like myself. I’d never thought to make something sweet in the slow cooker before, so I was really intrigued by that last one.
I had to make a few changes to the recipe to for it to be dairy free, but it was definitely a success in my
mouth eyes. This Vegan Slow-Cooked Coconut Raisin Rice Pudding is creamy, full of flavour without being overpoweringly sweet, and tastes just as good eaten warm or cold. I seriously cannot wait to try some of Ricardo’s other slow cooker recipes.
- 1 cup short-grain rice (I used arborio)
- ⅓ cup raisins
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk/cream
- 4 cups dairy free milk (I used a mix of boxed almond and coconut milks)
- a pinch of salt
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- ⅓ cup coconut palm sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp coconut extract
- Add all ingredients except sugar and extracts to the slow cooker and stir
- Cover and cook on high heat for 2 hours
- Add the coconut palm sugar and vanilla and coconut extracts and stir until the sugar dissolves
- Serve warm or cover and chill for later
Win a copy of Slow Cooker Favourites
Ricardo Cuisine was awesome enough to offer one lucky reader a free copy of the Slow Cooker Favourites cookbook. Details on how to enter the giveaway are below. Good luck!
Note: You must have a mailing address in Canada to win
What about you?
- Have you used your slow cooker yet for the season?
- What’s your favourite slow cooked dish?
- Have you ever made something sweet in a slow cooker before?
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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Ricardo Cuisine. However, as always, all opinions are my own.