This amazing slow cooker keto rice pudding is rich and creamy, and surprisingly dairy-free! Learn how to make rice pudding without long grain white rice.
Why you'll love it
Making keto rice pudding is easier than you might think! This will soon become one of your favorite dessert recipes because the slow cooker does all the work. You don't have to cook rice or worry about messing up pudding rice. Just follow this recipe, and you'll make the most incredible slow cooker rice pudding.
Keep reading, and I'll even share some of my favorite ways to change it up, too! Add some brown sugar substitute on top, or mix in a few dried cranberries.
When you use Miracle Rice, the calorie count and carbs are easily kept low. You can either serve it immediately or save it for later.
I used the following simple ingredients to make my delicious pudding.
These are the emulsifiers. You need them to thicken everything and hold it all together.
Sweeten the rice pudding with your favorite low-carb sweetener. This guide to keto sweeteners will help you decide which one to use.
Miracle rice is a low-carb rice substitute that is made with shirataki mushrooms. The pieces of shirataki are rounder than normal rice. They do look a lot like tapioca, so you can use them as a replacement for tapioca pearls as well.
Since I've been cutting back on dairy, I made this pudding with coconut cream. I like to use coconut cream over other low-carb milk products. I prefer it over coconut milk because of its higher fat content. It's also lower in carbs than using heavy cream.
This gives the rice pudding a deeper flavor. It's important because it enhances the overall flavor of this sweet recipe.
A dash of nutmeg will make the entire rice pudding pot taste richer and slightly spicier.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Use a rack in the slow cooker. If your crock pot came with a rack, you're all set. If not, you'll need to make one out of aluminum foil. The baking pan needs to be lifted off the bottom of the crock during cooking.
- Use a larger slow cooker. You need enough room to add the rack and the dish with the rice pudding in it.
- Don't ignore it while it cooks. Stirring occasionally is very important so that it cooks evenly.
- Thicken in the fridge overnight. If you want it to be slightly thicker, just let it set in the fridge overnight.
This is one of my favorite rice pudding recipes because it is so easy to make. This delicious slow cooker rice pudding comes together in just a few simple steps.
Prepare the Miracle Rice
Rinse the Miracle Rice in a large water bowl and then drain it well.
Remove the rest of the water that might still be remaining by stir-frying the Miracle Rice in a dry pan. Keep frying it until the Miracle Rice feels like it is sticking to the pan.
Prepare the slow cooker and baking dish
You want to have about 2 cups of hot water in the bottom of the crock when slow cooking. A water bath is typically used when baking custard to help prevent curdled custard. It also provides moisture, so the pudding doesn't crack.
Before adding the water, place a rack at the bottom of the crock to lift the baking dish up. You can make one out of aluminum foil if you don't have one that fits.
Then, grease the baking dish. Make sure you use a baking dish that fits inside your slow cooker.
Mix the ingredients
Mix all the ingredients, except the Miracle Rice, in a large mixing bowl. After they are all mixed up, add the Miracle Rice into the mixture.
Cook the keto rice pudding
Pour the rice pudding mixture into your prepared baking dish. Sprinkle some nutmeg on top. Place the rice pudding on top of the rack at the bottom of your slow cooker.
Then, cover your baking dish with aluminum foil or some other cover while it is inside the crockpot. This is important because it prevents condensation that builds up under the slow cooker lid from dripping into your pudding.
There are a lot of different ways to serve this creamy keto rice pudding. If you want to serve it hot, then enjoy it like you would a dessert. Sip your favorite hot latte with it, and maybe even add a warm slice of low-carb banana bread.
You can even serve this rice pudding at a party - just place it in individual containers. Add some cute little keto gingerbread cookies to the dessert table with it. They taste delicious with the light nutmeg flavors in the rice pudding.
You can change up slow cooker rice pudding in a few different ways. If you make any adjustments, please let me know in the comments.
- Cook with a cinnamon stick. Just add the cinnamon stick on top of the rice pudding.
- Toss in a few raisins. Adding raisins will increase the carb count but can also add some delicious flavors.
- Add a dash of warm rum. Rum has no carbs and will add deep flavor notes to the rice pudding.
Here are some questions people often ask about making this rice pudding recipe. If you don't see your question in this list, please leave it in the comments.
Rice pudding is typically made with arborio rice - which is a type of long-grain rice. And unfortunately, it is not keto-friendly.
Do not use uncooked rice, minute rice, or instant rice. These choices contain too many carbs for it to be a low-carb recipe.
This recipe uses Miracle Rice, and it turned out perfectly.
Store leftover rice pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
You can use any full-size crockpot for this rice pudding recipe, as long as your baking dish fits inside of it.
No, do not try to freeze rice pudding. It will change the texture too much.
You can use either skim milk or whole milk if you aren't lactose-intolerant. Do not use condensed milk or evaporated milk because they have too many carbs.
The secret to preparing this rice alternative and getting rid of any unpleasant taste is to drain the packaging liquid, soak in plain water for at least 5 minutes, drain well, then stir fry in a dry pan over medium-high heat to remove most of the water. You can also use a microwave to dry it out, but I've been using the stove.
You certainly don't want to add unnecessary water into your pudding, ruining the top and making it runny! Some liquid may naturally separate from the pudding when it's cooked. You can drain it if needed or see if it soaks back in when cooled.
Keto Rice Pudding In A Crockpot
- Prepare Miracle Rice by rinsing in a large bowl of water then draining. Then, to remove excess water, stir fry in a dry pan (no oil) until the rice feels like it's sticking to the pan. Remove pan of rice from heat.
- Lightly grease 1-½ quart baking dish which fits into your crock pot.
- In mixing bowl, combine eggs, sweetener, vanilla extract and coconut cream, and water with electric mixer until well blended. You may want to drain off some of the liquid at the bottom of the can in the coconut cream.
- Stir Miracle Rice into the cream mixture.
- Pour mixture into prepared dish and spread out evenly. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.
- Place a rack or aluminum foil ring on bottom of crock, then pour in 2 cups of hot water.
- Cover baking dish with foil, then place on rack in crock pot.
- Cover and cook on high for 3 to 3 ½ hours or until pudding is set.
- For best results, chill completely before serving.
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If you enjoyed this slow-cooker rice pudding recipe, here are some more low-carb dessert recipes you should make next. You might just find a new dessert cuisine recipe to make all the time.
- Easy White Chocolate Mousse only has two ingredients and 1 gram of net carbs.
- Easy Low Carb Keto Tiramisu is sugar-free and gluten-free, and no one can tell it is keto-friendly!
- Mascarpone Mousse is a lovely layered dessert you can serve in shooter glasses.
- Sugar-Free Keto Banana Pudding is delightfully creamy and only has 2 grams net carbs.
- Creamy Keto Coconut Pudding is made with coconut milk and cream cheese for a pudding that is super creamy and satisfying.
First published March 7, 2016. Last updated September 21, 2022, with new images and additional recipe information.