A child is sent to find a younger brother at dinnertime and is introduced to a variety of cultures through encountering the many different ways rice is prepared at the different households visited
As Carrie searches the neighborhood for her brother, she takes the opportunity to try each of her neighbor's dinners. She discovers delicious Hatian, Vietnamese, Puerto Rican, and Indian foods--all of which include rice. Recipes for the dishes are included so that readers can also sample the food of these cultures. Color illustrations accompany the text.