1/2 gallon milk (or substitute evaporated milk for a very rich flavor)
1 cup rice, uncooked
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons margarine, solid
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup minced dried apricots (It is important to have the dried apricots minced) OR 1/2 cup minced dried peaches
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Put all ingredients into crockery cooker.
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 crockery pot up to high again.
Keep cover on at all times.
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.