Baby Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Garlic

BY : PUBLISHED : December 4th, 2012 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

This is a quick and easy way of cooking baby bok choy, and it makes a great dish served alongside other Chinese dishes with white rice. The initial step of blanching and cooling the boy choy isn’t strictly necessary, but the process locks in the bright green color of the vegetable, and makes the bok choy much more tender and sweet than simply stir-frying raw.

This is also a good technique for other vegetables – green beans, snow peas, snap peas, and greens can all be prepared this way.

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Baby Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Garlic

Stefan
This is a quick and easy way of cooking baby bok choy, and it makes a great dish served alongside other Chinese dishes with white rice. 
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 56 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 pound of baby bok choy
  • 2 teaspoons of canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Chinese mushroom sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of soy sauce
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare a bowl of ice water. When the water comes to a boil, add the bok choy, and cook for one minute. Drain the bok choy, transfer to the ice bath to stop the cooking, and when cool, drain again, and dry on paper towels.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat. Add the garlic, and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the bok choy and toss to coat, cooking and stirring until just beginning to brown, 2-3 minutes. Add the soy sauce and mushroom sauce, stir to coat, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Transfer to a serving dish, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle sesame seeds over as garnish.

Nutrition

Calories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 326mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 5046IUVitamin C: 52mgCalcium: 131mgIron: 1mg
Keyword asian, bok choy, chinese, garlic, mushroom sauce, plant-based, soy sauce, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian
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