You can now actually eat a porg from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Ever since we got our first look at porgs in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, some of you have had but one question: “How can I eat a porg”.

Yes, many Star Wars fans were about as enamoured with the critters as they were with Ewoks (or even Jar Jar Binks) and wanted them roasted, cooked and eaten.

Well, you can’t actually eat an actual porg, not least because they’re nothing more than puffins in CGI dressing.


Star Wars Porg
A porg yelps in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney)

It turned out that tarting them up digitally was less work, and more fun, than removing them in post-production.

You can eat the next-best thing, though. A rice-ball made to look exactly like a porg.

What’s more, you don’t even have to go to a shop and buy one, as there’s a handy tutorial to make your own in the comfort of your home.

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Disney Parks has posted a YouTube video which takes you through all the steps as part of its ongoing Disney-inspired bento box tutorials.


“Disney Parks Blog reader and fan Mike Kravanis is joined by a few surprise guests this time as he shows us how to make an amazing porg bento box,” they tease.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so today we’re making a porg bento,” Mike says

“Porgs are the chubby little avians that live on the planet where Rey meets Luke Skywalker.”

So what goes in to a porg bento?

A big plain rice ball for the body, sticky sushi rice for the face and wings, roasted seaweed sheet for the mouth, sliced black olive for the eyes, ground black sesame seeds for colouring the wings and soy sauce for painting.

There’s also black sesame seeds for the nostrils, porg feet made of carrots, and some carrot greenery for the setting.

It’s not the only possible edible porg, of course, with the official Star Wars Twitter account sharing its own recipe for what else but… porg chops.

While porgs may not have won everyone over, Star Wars: The Last Jedi did have the second-highest weekend opening in movie history at the US box office, just behind its predecessor Star Wars: The Force Awakens.