I tried to recreate a nice Gado-gado I’ve had from a take away place. Gado-gado is an Indonesian dish of a vegetable salad served with a peanut sauce dressing. I’ve made it into a one bowl dish with steamed rice underneath. Not a lot of cooking is involved in my version.
At the bottom I have steamed rice, then a layer of green cabbage which has been lightly braised in chicken stock and soy sauce. I kept a little bit of a bite in the green cabbage. Then topped with slices of cucumber, tomato and bean sprouts. On top a ready made peanut sauce. Yes I’m lazy, I don’t make my own peanut sauce. This one had a nice flavor, but I should have watered it down a bit more.
To make it completely vegetarian, substitute the chicken stock with vegetable stock. To add a bit of crunch and texture, I ate this with some (bought) prawn crackers.