No Egg Rice Pudding

1 cup raw converted rice
2 1/2 cups milk
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup golden seedless raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half, chilled

Place all the ingredients except the cream in the slow cooker and stir once. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Serve lukewarm with chilled heavy cream or half and half.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.