Nasi goreng - fried rice - is the Bali basic that should be in everyone’s handbook. A plus and minus dish, so use what you have. Cooked chicken or pork, egg (hard-boiled, fried or shredded omelette), salad, herbs, cucumber and tomato can all be used to dress nasi goreng. Here I’ve piled on some stir-fried greens. Nasi goreng is naked without its side dish of crisp rice crackers.
For the dressing, in a mortar, pound together the garlic, shrimp paste and chillies, then mix in the kecap manis and chilli sauce. Or just chop and crush everything. Heat
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