We’re such big fans of rice pudding — and this slow cooker coconut sticky rice is the rice pudding of our dreams! It is creamy, rich and delicious with a hint of cinnamon. The texture of this rice pudding is unique. We’ve come up with this gluten-free, vegan rice pudding recipe inspired by our coconut rice pudding. Even better, you can make in a slow cooker. 

This family friendly, utterly delightful recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

a bowl of slow cooker coconut sticky rice topped with sliced mangoes and coconut flakes

Why we love Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

In addition to loving the taste and texture of this recipe, we really love how easy it is to make! Just add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and turn it on, and pretty soon you’ll have a super delicious, hearty snack or breakfast!

We also love that this recipe is totally vegan and gluten-free, which makes it a great option if you have any dietary restrictions. Overall, we think this recipe is just delightful, and we hope you’ll love it, too!

rice, coconut cream, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon sticks in a slow cooker

What equipment do you need for Slow Cooker Coconut Sticky Rice

The biggest piece of equipment you’ll need in order to make this recipe is a slow cooker. It’s a super-convenient way of cooking that uses low heat over long periods of time to get your food cooked and ready to eat!

If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can still make this recipe! Simply cook the rice, then add all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir for 15-20 minutes, or until the mixture starts to thicken, and voila! Ready to serve.

What is sticky rice

Sticky rice is a type of rice preparation used commonly throughout Asia. It’s also sometimes called “sweet rice” or “glutinous rice”!  It is a round-grained rice that is recognizable because of its texture.

Sticky rice is almost glue-like in texture and is, as its name indicates, very sticky! It lacks a specific starch (amylose), which is why it has such a sticky texture. It’s often used in Chinese cuisines, and is usually steamed!

How to make Slow Cooker Coconut Rice

  1. In a 4 qt slow cooker add rice, coconut milk, water, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Set your slow cooker for 2 1/2 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low.
  3. Stir together, then serve. Feel free to serve with an additional splash or coconut milk
  4. Garnish with sliced mangoes and enjoy!

How to store leftovers

You can store the leftover rice pudding in an airtight container, and place it in the fridge for up to a week. To reheat, just microwave or heat on the stovetop in a saucepan with a dash of liquid. 

Alternately, you can eat your rice pudding cold, right out of the fridge!

a bowl of slow cooker coconut sticky rice topped with mango slices and coconut flakes

Slow Cooker Coconut Sticky Rice

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
This slow cooker sticky rice is a game changer, it’s easy and can be served sweet or savory!

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup short grain rice
  • 2 – 14 oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 – 14 oz can light coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • In a 4 qt slow cooker add rice, coconut milk, water, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon sticks.
  • Set your slow cooker for 2 1/2 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low.
  • Stir together, then serve. Feel free to serve with an additional splash or coconut milk
  • Garnish with sliced mangoes and enjoy!

Notes

For reheating: You will need to add a splash or two of water to loosen it up.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. In your ingredients it there is no water, in your instructions it talks about water. Could you explain the water and how much please?