Slow-Cooker Overnight Brown Rice Porridge

Using a slow cooker makes it easy to cook up almost any whole-grain porridge while you sleep. Short-grain brown rice slow-cooks to a soft and sticky texture reminiscent of rice pudding. Brown rice stands up to the long cooking time better than white, plus this whole grain contains some magnesium, phosphorus, thiamine and niacin (which get stripped from white rice).

Slow-Cooker Overnight Brown Rice Porridge
Photo: Ted & Chelsea Cavanaugh
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins


  • 8 cups unsweetened oat milk or other nondairy milk or water (see Tip)

  • 2 cups short-grain brown rice

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Combine oat milk (or other nondairy milk or water), rice and salt in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until tender and creamy, about 8 hours.


5- or 6-quart slow cooker


Use any plant-based milk or water in this recipe, but skip dairy; it will curdle.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
3g Fat
56g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 8g 16%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Sodium 265mg 12%
Potassium 200mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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