Baby Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Flavored with garlic, ginger, sesame oil and a bit of heat from red pepper.
Pairs well with basically prepared meat or fish, like roasted or grilled poultry, grilled or broiled fish.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: <= 30 Min to Table, Side Dishes - Vegetables
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Catherine Christiano


  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root peeled and minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 4 bunches baby bok choy approximately 1 1/2 pounds cleaned with the ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chicken stock
  • sesame seeds for garnish optional


  • In a large saute pan with lid, heat oil over medium-high heat until it starts to shimmer. Add garlic, ginger and red-pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 45 seconds.
  • Add bok choy; stir to cover with oil, then cook approximately 2 minutes. Add soy sauce and stock; cover and cook approximately 2 minutes more.
  • Uncover, continue to cook until liquid is almost entirely evaporated and stalks are tender, approximately 3 minutes more.
  • Remove to a warmed platter. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds.


If bok choy seems a bit tough, try to strip away tough stringy fibers before cooking.
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