2 cups milk
1 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1 cinnamon stick
Spray slow cooker or crockpot with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the milk, rice, raisins, sugar, butter, vanilla, and cardamom in the cooker; stir to mix together well. Add the cinnamon stick; cover and cook 2 to 2 1/2 hours on high or 4 to 5 hours on low. Pudding is done when the rice is very soft and the pudding is thick and creamy.
Remove cinnamon stick before serving.
Variation: This pudding is good served topped with sliced banana.