Posted by James Briggs on April 15, 2005
In Reply to: Rice bowl posted by Steven on April 15, 2005
: What does a "rice bowl" mean?
One meaning is the actual bowl from which rice is eaten. Another is an analogy with the N Americam 'wheat bowl', a large area where wheat grows well (why 'bowl', ask me not!) Thus, an area where rice is grown extensively and relatively easily is a 'rice bowl'. Is this what you want? Some context to the expression might elicit a more relevant answer to your question.