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.
- 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
- Wash the baby bok choy and drain.
- Cut the baby bok choy in half lengthwise, then cut across into small pieces. Separate the stalks from the leaves before cooking.
- 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.
- Add the bok choy, adding the stalks first, and then the leaves.
- Stir in the soy sauce, sugar, and salt, and stir-fry on high heat for 1 minute.
- Add the water, cover the wok and simmer for about 2 minutes. Stir in the sesame oil and serve.
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