Feel free to sub other veggies- you’ll need about 5 cups raw. Quick-cooking veggies work best here- chopped green beans, snow peas, asparagus, shredded cabbage, summer squash, fresh corn… etc.
TERASI SHRIMP PASTE: If you would like to use Terasi Shrimp Paste– you could mix it in with the soy sauce first before adding to the dish. 1/2 -1 teaspoon should be plenty. The Indonesian variety is usually in powder form. I also sometimes use Hondashi Granules (not traditional, but tasty!)
KECAP MANIS: If you’d like to use this instead of the the soy sauce, start with 2 tablespoons and leave out the maple syrup. Taste, adjust salt– you may still want to add a splash of soy sauce.
STAR ANISE: A great way to infuse a little star anise into the dish is to add it whole to the cooking rice.