Click through the photos above to see the different dishes.
By itself, rice is a pretty simple grain. But in South Florida, rice takes on several roles.
For some cultures, it's a side dish, for others it's a main dish or even a delicacy. Below, South Floridians from different countries talk about what rice means to them.
Maria Teresa De Arango learned how to make coconut rice when she was 10 years old, from her aunt who lived in Cartagena, a small town off the coast of Colombia.