What is a Bok Choy
Bok choy (白菜) is a Chinese vegetable in the cabbage family with white stems and green leaves. There are two types based on their size: regular and baby bok choy.
They are increasingly popular and you can find them at most supermarkets and food stores.
I love vegetables, especially leafy greens such as bok choy. Bok choy are so easy to make and takes only a few very simple ingredients and they are also high in nutritional values and vitamins.
Tips on How to Cook Bok Choy?
The key to making crisp, fresh, and absolutely delicious bok choy is to stir-fry the vegetables on high heat so they remain crunchy, crisp, not wilted and overcooked.
The leaves and stems should retain their nice glossy colors after cooking. The leaves shouldn’t turn into dark green or purple.
This recipe takes 8 minutes from prep to the dinner table. Before cooking, rinse the bok choy with water, drained and cut the stems.
Next you want to prepare the garlic and then heat up a wok or skillet to stir-fry the vegetables (takes about 1 minute).
The ingredients are:
- Vegetable oil.
- Minced garlic.
- Salt is the only seasoning you’ll need.
A few quick stirs and this beautiful, healthy, and absolutely delightful dish is ready.
Is Bok Choy Healthy?
Bok choy is a very healthy vegetables with lots of fiber and water in the leafs and stems. In fact, 95% of the vegetable is water and only 1% fat. It’s also a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A and minerals. This recipe is only 83 calories!
Serve Garlic Bok Choy with:
Make an Asian chicken dish (you can browse my chicken recipes to go with it and you’ll have a healthy and wholesome meal for your family! Here are a few of my suggestions.