These days, premium rat feed can be found on the menus of restaurants in many cities, as long as there is a population of dwarves present. But this dish started out in the dilapidated rat breeding farms in the dwarven mines. There, they produced the supply to meet the growing demand for rats. And also a tasty sign of social grievances.

Premium Rat Feed
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Rat breeding had produced a number of eccentric oddities. That some dwarves wanted to feed themselves like they do their rats should not come as a surprise.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Dwarven
Keyword: nuts, rats, vegetables, vegetarian
Servings: 4 premium rats
Author: Jabbado
  • 2 onions large
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 potato large
  • 2 zucchini
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp parsley dried
  • 100 g nuts ground or chopped, preferably pistachios, pine nuts or almonds
  1. Dice onions and garlic and steam them in a large pan with the oil.

  2. Peel carrots and potato, wash the zucchini. Grate them, not too thin and preferably along the long side.

  3. Add the grated vegetables to the onions and brown them at high heat while stirring constantly.

  4. Reduce the heat after 5 minutes to avoid burning. Add parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Gently brown the chopped nuts in a separate pan without oil, then add them over the meal before serving.
Recipe Notes

Premium rat feed works well as a side for other rat dishes (and beyond), but you can also serve it as your main dish. The satiation factor depends on the size of the vegetables used. Excess premium rat feed can be stored easily to be enjoyed the next day, though.

Premium Rats from underfed Breeders

To improve the quality of their final product, many rat breeders experimented with different methods of feeding their animals. As it turned out, the best results could be obtained with a mix of vegetables and nuts. The rads fed such a diet were quickly known as “premium rats”, and were also advertised as such.

After this new diet had become public knowledge, and many breeders had refined the basic idea, the prices for premium rats plummeted. Smaller breeders got less and less for their well-fed animals. Many went bankrupt and tried to rebuild by breeding “simpler” rats using the more cost-effective diet of trash and refuse.

Some more stubborn ones, though – and there is no shortage of those among dwarves – stuck with the premium feed. Up to the point where they had to ration their own food to be able to feed their animals. From that point, it did not take long for them to realize that the rats were getting better food than they themselves. And thus, a new business model was born.

These days, premium rat feed can be found on the menu of more dwarves from all walks of life than the actual premium rats, which are still available, too.

Where can you get Premium Rat Feed?

You can find this meal practically anywhere where dwarves cook. In dwarven mines, where the individuals generally do not cook for themselves, it will be prepared on certain days, generally considered a feast. In larger cities with a dwarven population worth mentioning it can be found in taverns, even those run by non-dwarves. And, less common but rather popular, it is available from street vendors using large mobile pots.

What do you think?

Let me know what you and your group thought about the Premium Rat Feed, and how you slipped it into your adventure – unless you just enjoyed it as it is! If you have ideas on how to improve the recipe or how to put a twist on it, I would also love to hear about it!

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