Rice scoop

Jukuk 주걱

Korean Rice ScoopI use a special scoop to get rice out of a rice cooker or pot: it’s big and wide and made of plastic or wood. Some of my scoops have a bit of a texture on them to pick up all the grains, others are just smooth.

You can just use a regular spoon, if you want, but Koreans prefer to use their special spoon for this because it’s designed to pick up a whole bowl of rice in one scoop.

They can be found for around $1 in Korean grocery stores.

rice scoop


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  1. Peter Pan
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 6:05 am | # |

    I am amazed with it. It is a good thing for my research. Thanks. ^_^

  2. Sandy
    Posted October 16th, 2008 at 1:32 pm | # |

    I love the bumpy rice scoops. We use to have a plain plastic one, and it would always have tons of rice sticking to it. Same with the bamboo. When someone told me thet bumpy scoops were anti-stick, I was dubious…but they work like a charm. You might get a grain or two, but for the most part they never have any rice sticking to them.

  3. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted August 11th, 2008 at 6:47 am | # |

    Hi, Josh!
    Yes, I think it prevents rice grains from sticking to a scooping portion of a rice scoop.

  4. http://juniperusjosh.blogspot.com/
    Posted August 11th, 2008 at 12:01 am | # |

    Why do some of the scoops have bumps on them? Does it help grab the rice or something like that?

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