3 cups of milk (skim or regular)
1 cup of pearl rice
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
1. Use a thick bottomed pot, if you have one. Rub a stick of butter against the bottom, which will prevent the rice from sticking to it.
2. Pour the milk in and bring it to a slow boil. Pour the rice in, while stirring, and turn the heat down. Cover and let simmer for about 50 minutes. Add salt if desired. Serve on plates. On each serving, place a small piece of butter in the center of the porridge and sprinkle some of the sugar-and-cinnamon on top.