How to Keep Cooked Rice Warm in a Slow Cooker

If you're hosting a large party and need to cook a large batch of rice, do it in a slow cooker, or a crockpot. You'll be able to make a large amount of rice at one time and keep it warm for a few hours. Keeping cooked rice warm in a slow cooker is ideal during get-togethers when guests show up at different times. You'll always have warm rice on hand to serve up as part of a main course, such as gumbo, or as a side dish.

Keep rice warm in a slow cooker until it's time to serve dinner.

Step 1

Cook white or brown rice in a slow cooker or crockpot following the package directions; the typical proportion is 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water.

Step 2

Add butter or margarine to taste to keep the cooked rice from sticking together.

Step 3

Turn the slow cooker or crockpot off when the rice is done. Keep the cooked rice in the pot and cover it with the lid; the rice will stay warm in a slow cooker or crockpot for two to three hours.

Elizabeth Arnold

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