Classic, old fashioned, easy rice pudding recipe, homemade with simple ingredients over stovetop. Rich, creamy, packed with cinnamon, vanilla milk and rice.
In a large nonstick saucepan, add milk, sugar, cinnamon powder and cook on medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil.
Add rice and reduce the heat to "Low" so that it continues to cook at a gentle simmer. Don't cover with lid.
Stir often and cook for about 50 minutes- 1 hour or until mixture is thickened to a "yogurt-like" consistency.
Remove from heat and mix in vanilla extract.
Let it cool at room temperature, which will thicken it up even more.
Then, chill in fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight until it's nice and cold. This will also make the pudding thicker.
Optional: Prior to serving, mix in 1/2 cup cold milk to make it slightly thinner and creamier, if you like.
Sprinkle with more cinnamon powder and enjoy!