Star Wars Menu: “Rey’s Savory Quarter-Portion” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar
Poor Rey has to work all day in the blistering Jakku sun, gathering junk to trade with the rather vile Unkar Plutt. Her haul one day netted her a “quarter-portion,” which she took home and hydrated for her supper. Her meal is merely nutritious, but not joyful.
Now…I know you’re thinking my photo doesn’t look EXACTLY like the film’s version. I’m using a microwave, fresh spinach, and cooking spray. (Get over it!) However, this is a very edible, savory little bread product, unlike the “polystarch” product produced in the film, which was apparently very UN-edible. It is weirdly sponge-like in texture, but strangely tasty and easy to make. Try it when you have a few leaves of spinach around.
“Rey’s Savory Quarter-Portion”
¼ cup buttermilk
6 fresh baby spinach leaves
¼ cup cake flour
1 tablespoon semolina flour
1 tablespoon dry Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon dry oregano
⅛ teaspoon salt
Coat a 12-ounce ceramic mug with cooking spray, or grease lightly (preferably use a mug that is slightly more open at the top, if you can). Combine the buttermilk and spinach in a small food processor or blender and pulse for 30-60 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and process well. Pour into the prepared mug. Microwave 90 seconds. Let stand 10 seconds. Invert and eat while warm. Feel free to spread some butter on this, and serve with some soup or stew. Serves 1.
Or break out some Veg-Meat if you happen to have some lying around.
If you would like to make a SWEET version of Rey’s Portion, please click on this RECIPE. Or check out the movie mechanics behind this brief scene HERE.
Astrid Tuttle Winegar
Astrid Tuttle Winegar is the author of Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls, which is currently available exclusively in e-book form on the Amazon Kindle, but will soon be released by Oloris Publishing! She loves Middle-earth, Narnia, the Final Frontier, and many other things besides. She has a special love for the Galaxy Far, Far Away. She lives in the enchanted city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband and dog. She blogs occasionally at Cooking for Halflings & Monsters. You can check out (and like!) her Facebook page or visit (and follow!) her Twitter feed.