No, you can use your (two) chopsticks to pick up bites of rice from the plate. It’s not horribly difficult. My 10yo and 12yo kids have been eating with chopsticks since they were toddlers and they can do it too.
But, I will say, in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, most restaurants do provide forks and spoons for eating, so people use those and reserve the chopsticks for noodles. It’s only in the US that I notice people trying to use chopsticks to eat everything. LOL
That’s my original point. Trying to get rice from a plate with a chopstick is doable, but not very efficient, especially with rice that doesn’t stick, or if one wants to clean the plate. Its a lot faster with fork and spoon.