Rice Pudding in the Slow Cooker


One of the things I’m enjoying about weaning Ben is rediscovering “nursery food;” plain, traditional fare which is instantly comforting. It’s also usually calorific, heavy on the milk and often containing nutmeg, which is said to aid sleep. I was eating a Muller Rice the other day, and gave Ben a taste. He loved it, and I thought I should really make a proper rice pudding. Then I discovered I could make rice pudding in the slow cooker. Genius.

This does make really lovely rice pudding. The only problem with this recipe is that it was really difficult to clean the slow cooker.


Serves 4

  • 100g pudding rice
  • 600ml milk
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Nutmeg


  1. Place the rice, milk and sugar in the slow cooker and stir.
  2. Grate the nutmeg over the top of the milk.
  3. Cook on High for 3-4 hours.

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Chocolate Pudding (in the microwave)

Microwave Pudding

I have never made a pudding in a microwave. In fact, I barely use the microwave apart from re-heating food.

However, I’m trying to make the most out of our kitchen appliances (more on that later), so when I wanted to whip up a quick pudding for after dinner, I had a look on the BBC Good Food website. I adapted their Fastest-ever Lemon pudding to a chocolate variety, and I have to say, it was dangerously quick and dangerously easy!


  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 25g cocoa
  • 50g chopped dark chocolate


  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Place into a microwave-safe bowl. I used a 2 pint pudding basin.
  3. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Leave to stand for 1 minute.
  4. Serve with ice cream.