Eating with hands isn’t easy and so far I haven’t done it myself 😃
Answering your question, you don’t have to eat with your hands because most of us don’t so it’s not a must, and you can have your knife and fork 🍴 or anything else needed to eat comfortably.
By the way Marcelo, we eat rice meals with spoons here. Fork is only used with rice after it’s done cooking to fluff it while it’s still in the pot. This way grains keep being more distinct until time of serving rice comes 🍚