If using a saucepan: In a medium saucepan, place the water, and bring to a boil. Add the rice, cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 35 minutes or until all of the water has been absorbed. If using a rice cooker: Follow your rice cooker's instructions for 1 cup of rice (white or brown)
Once your rice is cooked, add all remaining ingredients, stir well to combine, and continue to cook the mixture over low heat until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
Transfer the mixture to a a large bowl and place the pudding in the refrigerator to chill.
To serve, top individual servings with cinnamon before serving, if desired. You may also add a non-dairy whip (optional).