Easy Bok Choy

Easy Bok Choy

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"There's no better way to enjoy the crisp delicate taste of bok choy. This basic stir-fry can be served as is, or you can add meat or tofu to make it more substantial. Quick and easy, this is one of my favorite ways to load up on leafy greens. Serve with fluffy white rice, or over noodles in soup. The bok choy cooks down quite a bit, so the raw amount may look like it will be too much before cooking. You can use regular bok choy instead of baby bok choy if you like, although I prefer the sweeter and more delicate flavor of baby bok choy. If you want a more robust flavor, feel free to add some soy sauce or oyster sauce to the finished product, but personally I like to let the simple but delicious taste of the bok choy shine through."
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20 m servings 150 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 150 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 590 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat, and cook the garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in the bok choy, and cook and stir until the green parts of the leaves turn bright green and the stalks become slightly translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with salt to serve.


  1. 69 Ratings

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Yummy and oh so easy. The only thing I would add to the instructions is to cook the stems first, then add the leaves a few minutes later. That way, the stems aren't over-cooking while you are wa...

Most helpful critical review

Not a dish we will be repeating.

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Yummy and oh so easy. The only thing I would add to the instructions is to cook the stems first, then add the leaves a few minutes later. That way, the stems aren't over-cooking while you are wa...

This is a perfectly written recipe. Easy execution and just a few, basic ingredients lend an elegant simplicity I appreciate. I used grapeseed oil rather than vegetable oil, basically because I...

I made this with one head of regular (not baby) bok choy and two cloves crushed garlic. It really wasn't enough so I added a bunch of spinich. It was SO simple and delicious, with and without ...

This was a strech for me as I have never ventured into bok choy before. I used a nonstick pan and about a tablespoon of olive oil. Followed the suggestions cooking the white pieces with the gar...

Made this for dinner and everyone enjoyed it. It is important to cook the white part of the bok choy first as the leaf part cooks quickly.

This is simply delicious! I added four cloves of garlic since we love anything with garlic. I also powedered in some ginger powder since I didn't have any fresh root. I've seen people in China p...

5 stars for ease and simplicity of making it. I used regular bok choy instead of baby bok choy as the price difference is horrendous!

Great simple recipe. I drizzled about 1/3 of a soy sauce packet over the bok choy in the last mintue of cooking instead of adding salt.

Perfect! I needed something quick and tasty but not competing with the main dish tonight. The prep, and sauté time took mere minutes to cook up the baby bok choy and it was done. I seasoned with...

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