To avoid heating up me apartment during the summer, I was wondering if a crock pot can be used to cook casserole dishes? I have a recipe for a rice dish that I would like to cook in the crock pot instead of the oven.
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PieceofLayerCake is a trusted source on baking.
The only problem with "baking" (which requires a certain level of dehydration) in a crock pot is that there is no moisture loss. Casseroles often need to set to a degree, and without evaporation, its difficult to get proper consistency.
You can cook in a crock-pot. We cook rice all the time in the crock-pot. It takes 2 minutes for my crock-pot to heat up. Just make sure it is fully heated. Add 1 cup less of any ingredient. You have to do this because the crock-pot has lower heat than an oven.
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Absolutely. I use mine to bake all summer. I even cook just rice in my slow cooker. A rice casserole would work great. If I were you, I would Google slow cooker rice casserole recipes and find one that is similar to yours and use a proven slow cooker recipe as a guide.