in finland eating rice pudding/ riisi puuro in and around christmas is very traditional. my boys love it so much, that i’ve extended the yummy stretch and have made the rice pudding into a winter favourite. i often make it on the stove and then the oven, but now that i have my beautiful crock pot i have slow cooked it too, which is kinda easier. no transferring of ingredients etc!
2 cups uncooked sticky rice (or brown rice)
5 cups whole milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar
add all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and cook for 4-6 hours. i cook mine about 4.5 hours.
i got a recipe from vegetarian slow cooker recipes and then tweaked it a bit to suit my tastes. her recipe includes more sugar, raisins, vanilla and lemon zest among other things. i like to keep my rice pudding simple, so that it can be jazzed up with toppings instead.
when i serve the kids their bowls of rice pudding, i sprinkle a tiny bit of sugar and cinnamon, and add a bit of milk. sometimes i will also add some berries or fruit. the kids love this snack, especially for ilta pala, our bedtime snack.