Atole de Arroz

1 1/2 c white rice
3 c water
3 c almond milk*
3 cinnamon sticks
1/4 c sugar

*Don't be like me (and try to save a few calories). Use real milk. Use what my dad uses: 1 can evaporated milk and the rest whole milk. You'll thank me later.

Cook the rice in 3 cups of water to yield about 4 cups cooked rice (cook this any way you like or use leftover rice. I cheat and use a rice cooker) Combine the milk, sugar, and cinnamon sticks over low heat. Bring to a low boil for about 5 minutes. This will infuse the milk with the cinnamon flavor and make your kitchen smell wonderful. Add the cooked rice and simmer for another 5 minutes until thickened. Add additional sugar if needed.