Chinese Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy Recipe

Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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This Chinese recipe for stir-fried baby bok choy has a sweeter flavor than when adult varieties of bok choy are used.

For a lighter taste, feel free to stir-fry the baby bok choy in olive oil. Low-sodium chicken broth can be used in place of water.

What You'll Need

  • 4 bunches baby bok choy (basically, 1 bunch per person)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil for stir-frying
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Few drops sesame oil

How to Make It

  1. Wash the baby bok choy and drain.
  2. Cut the baby bok choy in half lengthwise, then cut across into small pieces. Separate the stalks from the leaves before cooking.
  3. Heat wok and add oil. When the oil is ready, add ginger and stir-fry briefly, for about 30 seconds, until the ginger is aromatic.​
  4. Add the bok choy, adding the stalks first, and then the leaves.
  5. Stir in the soy sauce, sugar, and salt, and stir-fry on high heat for 1 minute.
  1. Add the water, cover the wok and simmer for about 2 minutes. Stir in the sesame oil and serve. 

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