Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding

6 cups whole milk, divided

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup long grain white rice, I use a heaping half cup

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

ground cinnamon, optional

Directions :
In a large saucepan, combine 5 1/2 cups milk, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Stir in rice and reduce heat to low. Be sure to adjust the heat so that it is at a gentle simmer.

Stirring occasionally, cook for 50 to 60 minutes. Mixture should thicken up to consistency of yogurt.

Once thickened, remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Let cool and then refrigerate. The last 1/2 cup milk is stirred in just before serving. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

Enjoy !!