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Recipe: Chilled banana and pistachio rice pudding

Recipe: Chilled banana and pistachio rice pudding
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Dear SOS:

My trips to Santa Barbara are not complete unless I have the rice pudding with bananas and pistachios from

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. I would love the recipe. Hope you can help. Thanks.

Irene P. Ayala

Los Angeles

Dear Irene:

Because it's served chilled, this is one variation rice pudding fans can keep squirreled away in the fridge, ready to dish up whenever the craving strikes. Scented with cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg and flavored with chopped pistachios and diced fresh bananas, it's a fun take on a classic dish.

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