Dear SOS: My trips to Santa Barbara are not complete unless I have the rice pudding with bananas and pistachios from Pierre Lafond. 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.