-Preparation Time: 3:00
2 qt Milk * see note
1 c Rice
1 c Sugar
3 tb Margarine, solid
1/2 ts Salt; optional
1 ts Vanilla extract
1/2 c Dried apricots or peaches;
1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
* Use half nonfat and half whole milk, or all nonfat for lower fat
Substitute canned milk for the regular milk for a very rich flavor.
The cooking time will vary greatly, anywhere from 1-1/2 to 3-1/2
hours. The longer it cooks the thicker it will be. It is important to
have the dried apricots minced. Put all ingredients into crockpot.
Stir to blend well. Cover and cook on high 1-1/2 hours, stir once
after about 1 hour. Or, cook on high for the first 30 minutes, turn
to low and cook as long as you desire. Check after the first 2 hours
of low cooking and stir. If rice is not absorbing the milk quickly
enough, turn the crockpot up to high again. Keep cover on at all
Crockpot temperatures vary widely among different brands. Only
experimentation can tell you the correct amount of time for cooking
in your crockpot. Rarely will a crockpot recipe fail, though, as the
long, slow cooking process does not require precise timing.