Makes 4 cups
1 cup short grain brown rice
4 cups of the milk of your choice (soy, coconut, almond, etc.), divided
2 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
Bring rice, 3 cups milk, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and cardamom to a rolling boil in a large pot over high heat.
Cover and turn heat to low; simmer until all liquid has absorbed, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Stir in remaining 1 cup milk and serve hot.