My husband found a good way to serve our children rice without it being so messy. He takes a cookie scoop and scoops up the rice, then clicks it out onto their plate. They have this neatly formed rice ball that usually sticks together enough for the kids to get it into their mouths!
Rice as finger food! *forehead smack of brilliance*
Portion scoops are now sold for all sorts of purposes other than ice cream…cookie scoops (for cookie dough-sized portions), muffin scoops (good for portioning muffin batter into tins) and more. I've even seen tiny scoops used for creating individual ball-shaped servings of butter. Making cookies with the help of a scoop goes about twice as fast as the old two-tablespoon method.
Any more ice cream scoop uses?