Add rice and cinnamon stick to a medium bowl, pour hot water over, cover and allow to soak for 2-3 hours. Add rice along with water, cinnamon stick, and vanilla to a blender and blend until rice and cinnamon are finely ground. Pour mixture through a fine-meshed sieve into a half-gallon size pitcher.
Add residue in the sieve back into the blender, add milk and maple syrup, blend until combined. Pour milk through the sieve into the pitcher. Discard leftover residue. Refrigerate until ready to drink.
Pour milk over ice and enjoy!
Tip: To make a smoothie, add 1 cup rice milk, 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, a banana and ice.I'd love to try this same recipe with Quinoa. If you make it before I get around to it...please let me know how it turned out.