Rey’s Sauteed Spinach – A Star Wars Recipe

Rey's Sauteed Spinach - A Star Wars Recipe

I’m back with another Star Wars recipe for this month’s Fandom Foodies theme, hosted by My Main is a Cook. #MaytheFork be with you!

In The Force Awakens, Rey’s Portion Bread seems to get all the attention, and with good reason! It’s pretty neat to see the bread bubble up from just powder and water. But, along with the bread, Rey cooks up sauteed greens of some kind to eat with her bread. They’re only shown on screen for a brief moment, so I’m not entirely sure what kind of plant this dish comes from in the Star Wars universe, but I figured spinach was a pretty close approximation in our world.

I love spinach, and I don’t understand how anyone could dislike it! This sauteed spinach recipe is so easy to make and is perfect as a nutritious side dish to any meal. You can change up the ingredients however you like, too.

Rey’s Sauteed Spinach – A Star Wars Recipe

Ingredients

  • spinach, 1 block frozen or 1 bag fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Place the spinach and water in a frying pan.
  2. Heat the spinach until it is wilted and warmed through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix until combined.
  4. Serve hot with any meal you like!

You can use either fresh or frozen spinach for this, but I used frozen spinach since it more closely resembled the portion packet Rey receives. This is very basic food, but that’s perfect because it’s what Rey lived off of for so long. It still tastes great, though. Enjoy, and may the force be with you!

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Wookiee Cookies – A Star Wars Recipe

Wookiee Cookies - A Star Wars Recipe

Update: I am submitting this recipe to the monthly Fandom Foodies link-up! This month is Star Wars themed, hosted by My Main is a Cook. Check it out! #MayTheFork be with you!

 

I started this blog because I wanted to cook and eat the foods that the characters in my favorite fiction actually ate. When searching for recipes based off my favorite books and movies, I always found tons of recipes or food ideas that were cutesy in name or shape, but that weren’t actually foods that were found in the story. I was always disappointed in this, because I wanted to feel immersed in the story and feel like I was a part of it. Not to say that cutesy things are awful, but it’s just not what I wanted. And it’s not what I wanted this blog to be. That’s why, in general, the recipes you’ll find on this blog are an attempt to recreate actual foods that your favorite characters actually ate…with rare exceptions.

This recipe is one such exception. I have no idea what makes these cookies “wookiee cookies,” other than the fact that the Star Wars Cookbook called them that. BUT, these cookies are too delicious not to share. Plus, it’s just fun to say “wookiee cookies.”

I received the Star Wars Cookbook as a gift years ago (what can I say, my family knows me well), and while most of the recipes are just normal foods with cutesy names, many of the recipes are really good. (And the photos are hilarious, too!) When I tried this recipe from the cookbook, it quickly became one of my favorite cookie recipes. I hope you enjoy it!

Wookiee Cookies – A Star Wars Recipe

Adapted slightly from the Star Wars Cookbook

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Beat together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until well incorporated.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat well.
  3. Sift the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon over the wet mixture, and mix until just incorporated.
  4. Add the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

The combination of the milk chocolate and cinnamon in these cookies is fantastic!

 

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Rey’s Portion Bread – Star Wars Recipe

Rey's Portion Bread - Star Wars Recipe

Update: I am submitting this recipe to the monthly Fandom Foodies link-up! This month is Star Wars themed, hosted by My Main is a Cook. Check it out! #MayTheFork be with you!

 

I’ve been a Star Wars fan ever since I was a kid, and I’ve seen all of the movies so many times I’ve lost count! I know there were mixed feelings on The Force Awakens from Star Wars fans everywhere, but I loved it! In fact, I’d say it’s currently my second favorite Star Wars movie, the original being first, of course.

There isn’t a whole lot of food in the original Star Wars trilogy, so fans have had to be really creative when it comes to finding Star Wars recipes. I loved that The Force Awakens gave us a few more options.

The little loaf of bread Rey makes with the powder in her portion pack was such a fun detail! She mixes the powder with water and a cute little loaf of bread bubbles up.

I’ve seen a few recipes for Rey’s portion bread, but most of them are microwaved quick breads. I get that the microwave method is the most authentic we can get to having the bread form the way it did in the movie, but I don’t think the final product is very authentic. It will be soft and crumbly and may need to be eaten with a fork. The bread in the movie is sturdy, and Rey is able to easily hold it in her hand.

So, for my version of Rey’s portion bread, I decided to try to be more authentic in the final product, even if the method is less authentic. I went with traditional yeast rolls, and I decided to add spinach to give it the green color from the movie. I adapted this recipe for spinach bread that I found from The Novice Housewife.

Rey’s Portion Bread – Star Wars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 packet rapid-rise yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese powder
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the yeast, flour, salt, and sugar.
  2. Add the spinach, garlic powder, and parmesan.
  3. Mix in the water and olive oil, and stir until smooth.
  4. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, either by hand or using the dough hook attachment on a mixer.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, and allow it to rise in a warm place for about an hour.
  6. Punch down the dough, and form it into individual rolls.
  7. Place the rolls on a baking sheet, and allow them to rise one more hour.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until browned on top.

These rolls are delicious, and they’re heartier than other rolls, which makes them perfect for surviving in the deserts of Jakku!

 

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Yoda’s Rootleaf Stew – Star Wars

rootleaf stew

Update: I am submitting this recipe to the monthly Fandom Foodies link-up! This month is Star Wars themed, hosted by My Main is a Cook. Check it out! #MayTheFork be with you!

 

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke goes to Dagobah, where he meets Jedi Master Yoda. Yoda finds Luke eating some dry rations, and he insists that Luke come with him for some better food. In his humble little hut, Yoda serves Luke rootleaf stew. Yoda claims that this rootleaf stew is good and healthy and will help Luke grow strong, however, Luke seems less than impressed with it.

There is an official rootleaf stew recipe floating around out there, but, in my opinion, it contains far too many ingredients, one of which being lamb. I don’t feel like Yoda could find lamb or any quality meat on the swampy planet of Dagobah.

I used a few root plants and some leafy greens…roots and leaves…get it? The beauty of this is that this soup is highly customizable, which is perfect if you’re stranded on a planet where you are at the mercy of whatever food you can forage.

I used beef broth because, when mixed with the green juices of the spinach, the broth takes on a kind of swampy look. It looks gross, but I promise it tasted yummy. Feel free to use a different broth if you want it to look a little more appetizing. May the force be with you!

Yoda’s Rootleaf Stew Recipe – Star Wars

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a pot.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pot, and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the beef broth, potato and carrot.
  4. Cook the stew for 15 minutes, or until the potato and carrot are soft.
  5. Add the chopped spinach, salt and pepper, and cook the stew for about 5 more minutes.

Feel free to make substitutions according to your tastes. I’m sure Yoda substituted ingredients depending on what he could find to forage. Use any kind of root vegetable in place of potatoes and carrots, or substitute the spinach with kale or another leafy green.

 

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