I have made this recipe many, many times with many variations. I often double, treble or quadruple the recipe because it is so delicious. My teenager will finish a quadrupled recipe in about a day, he loves it so much! For lactose intolerant friends, I make the pudding with almond or soy milk. I love making it with vanilla flavored almond or soy milk. If I make this with cow's milk, I will add either a vanilla bean or vanilla extract. I have also made a "chai" version: in a square of cheesecloth, tie up a cinnamon stick, a star anise, some cloves and a couple of cardamon pods. Drop the spice package into the kettle with the milk, rice and sugar. Remove the spice bag when the pudding is finished cooking. Yum-oh!