If ribs are fat, place on broiler rack and broil for 15 to 20 minutes; drain well.
Otherwise, wash ribs and pat dry.
Cut ribs into single servings.
Combine remaining ingredients except rice in crock pot; stir to mix.
Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours (on high setting for 4 to 5 hours).
Remove ribs and keep warm.
Turn crock pot to high setting; add 1 1/2 cups quick cooking rice.and cook until done.