1/2 gallon 2% milk (i suppose any kind could work, i just happened to have 2%)
3/4 cup rice
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger
1 tsp vanilla
rice, sugar, milk and cinnamon stick in pot over medium heat, stirring.
once it comes to a simmer add the spice mix.
Simmer over medium heat 45 minutes or so, stirring constantly, until it becomes thick and delicious. Stir in vanilla.
Cool, serve with golden raisins and pistachios