I love rice pudding! My mom used to make this great custardy warm raisin filled delight. She spent hours with stove tops and water baths and trivets. When I would see rice pudding on the menu at a diner, I used to get excited and ordered it. Always a disappointment A few years ago I asked my mom for the recipe, because sometimes I really crave good rice pudding, and it looks like the only way I was going to get it was make it myself. I read the recipe and stuck it in my recipe box. Stove tops and water baths and trivets and hours? I also seem to recall danger of sealing and explosion and other things I have an aversion to in my kitchen. It sat in my recipe box for years without my eyes ever lighting upon it again. Today I noticed that I have a lot of milk. Weird thing about my family, sometimes a quart can go bad without being opened, and sometimes a gallon is gone in two days. We had nearly a full gallon, and it was past the "sell by" date. I will drink it still, but my husband will not touch it. I wanted to use a lot of milk quickly. Crock Pot to the rescue! 1 cup of (uncooked) rice; 1 cup of sugar; 5 cups of past due milk (I used rather generous cups, it may have been more like 6) Cook on High for 4 hours. During this time take the dog to the park, because she has been feeling slightly neglected due to all the attention you are giving to the new baby chicks lately. In a bowl combine 2 eggs and 1 cup of past due milk - whisk it up really good with a fork, and stir that into the rice-stuff in the Crock Pot. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, and raisins - I had a bunch of little single-serve-boxes of raisins I used. Cook that for another 30 minutes or so on High, then put it down to Warm. Enjoy! This recipe will probably work equally well with non-expired milk. Also for weird people who don't like raisins in their rice pudding. The sugar could easily be cut in half, especially with dried fruits, and this would make a lovely breakfast porridge. This is the closest I have come to my mom's rice pudding without any actual work involved. This is super easy and, best of all, very few dirty dishes!