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Make A Princess Leia Rice Bowl for Your Next Star Wars Movie Night

The world was introduced to a galaxy far, far away when Star Wars: A New Hope debuted in theaters in 1977. It was the first time fans met Princess Leia, saw the Millennium Falcon, and wondered why the Lars homestead served up blue milk.

This dinner pays tribute to those iconic moments with a main dish made to look like the rebel princess and her classic hairstyle. Followed by a dessert that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, all washed down with a cold glass of Tatooine’s finest bantha milk.

Revisit the moment that changed everything by making a meal inspired by the start of the original trilogy and watch Star Wars: A New Hope, now on Disney+!

Princess Leia Rice Bowl

You’ll need:

  • -Cooked rice
  • -1 sheet nori (dried seaweed)
  • -Red bell pepper

Teriyaki beef ingredients:

  • -1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • -1 lb thinly sliced rib eye
  • -1/4 cup soy sauce
  • -1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • -2 Tablespoons sugar
  • -2 cloves garlic, minced
  • -1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • -2 Tablespoons water

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Step 1: In a small bowl stir together the cornstarch and water to form a slurry. Set aside.

Step 2: Add the oil and sliced rib eye to a skillet over medium high heat. Cook until just browned.

Step 3: In a small bowl stir together the soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and garlic. Pour over the beef. And cook for 1-2 minutes.


Step 4: Pour in the cornstarch mixture, bring to a boil just until the sauce thickens.

Step 5: Place the rice in a bowl. Add slices of meat to create the top of the hairstyle. For the sides, roll up a slice of meat to create a rose-like shape. Place on both sides of the bowl.

Step 6: Cut pieces of nori to create the eyes and a small piece of red bell pepper for the mouth, to serve.

Enjoy this recipe during your next Star Wars movie night.


About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

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