If you are a vegetable lover you probably have kale and Swiss chard on a regular rotation. How about adding another leafy green to your repertoire? We suggest bok choy. This beloved Asian vegetable is versatile and will add nice texture and flavor to countless dishes. Not to mention, it is a nutritional powerhouse.
Interested in learning more about bok choy? Join Fine Dining Lovers as we discover some fun facts and different ways to prepare this green superfood.
What is bok choy?
Bok choy, also called pak choy or pak choi is a variety of Chinese cabbage. It has white stems and large dark green leaves. Bok choy possesses a mild flavor and is available year round.
Bok choy nutrition
Bok choy is loaded with vitamin C and vitamin A. It is rich in potassium, magnesium, and iron, making this Asian vegetable a wonderful way to boost your immunity.
One cup of bok choy contains virtually no fat and just 9 calories.
How to Cut Bok Choy
Trim off the stem and cut it in half lengthwise. Run the vegetable under cold running water to remove any debris.
How to Cook Bok Choy: 7 Video Recipes
While bok choy can be consumed raw it is most commonly enjoyed sautéed or in soups. Below we share inspiring recipes that will help you make the most of this nutritious Asian vegetable.
Bok Choy Soup with Noodles
Whip up a batch of this ginger noodle soup with bok choy anytime you are feeling under the weather. It is a tasty and restorative soup that will have you feeling better in no time.
Bok Choy Chicken Soup
Alternatively, you can try this recipe for poached chicken with bok choy in a ginger broth. It is an exquisite soup that will keep you warm when the temperature drops.
Bok Choy Stir Fry with Crispy Tofu
This vegan recipe for bok choy stir fry can easily be tailored for meat eaters. The main difference will be that the meat must be sautéed first, then set aside while you stir fry the bok choy. Once the bok choy is tender you can mix everything together.
Sautéed Bok Choy
Eugenie's Kitchen shares a simple but incredibly tasty recipe for bok choy sautéed with toasted sesame seed, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. It's a recipe anyone can prepare at home.
Pan-Seared Spicy Sesame Bok Choy
If you like things with a little heat you'll enjoy this recipe from PopSugar. The bok choy is coated in a Sriracha-oyster sauce and finished with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Grilled Baby Bok Choy
You can have a plate of grilled baby bok choy ready in just minutes when you follow this recipe from Youtuber Michelle Price. She uses a sweet and salty marinade that really brings out the flavor of the vegetable.
Roasted Bok Choy
Here is an easy side dish flavored with fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Roasting the bok choy helps caramelize its flavor and the results are spectacular.
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