Tested till perfect Bok Choy

Bok Choy

Simple ingredients make great dishes, and one perfect example is this bok choy recipe made with just 3 fresh ingredients. Steamed to tender crisp perfection with a touch of garlic, this recipe make a delicious side to anything on your menu.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2005

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 4 4baby bok choy
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
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Trim base of each bok choy; cut in half lengthwise.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add bok choy and 3 tbsp (50 mL) water; cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.

Additional information :

Balsamic Bok Choy: Add 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt along with garlic. After steaming, drizzle with 1 tbsp (15 mL) white or regular balsamic vinegar. Turn to coat.

Ginger, Soy and Sesame Bok Choy: Fry 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced gingerroot and pinch hot pepper flakes with garlic. After steaming, drizzle with 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce and 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil. Turn to coat.

Tip: A member of the cabbage family, bok choy has a slightly bulbous base, crisp white stems and crinkled, spinach-like forest-green leaves.

Bok choy comes in three sizes: standard at about 12 inches (30 cm) tall; smaller baby bok choy; and tiny heads that are 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) tall.

A similar choy with pale green stalks is often called Shanghai bok choy and is an excellent alternative to baby bok choy.

Bok choy is usually stir-fried with other ingredients but can also be steamed or sauteed for a side dish.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 42 pro 1g total fat 4g sat. fat 0
carb 2g fibre 1g chol 0mg sodium 28mg

% RDI:

calcium 7 iron 6 vit A 21 vit C 35
folate 15
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