Ginger and garlic braised Bok Choy

So I have been wanting to try bok choy since our Whole Foods Leaders made it for us at our cooking class a few weeks ago (here). This turned out even better than I had hoped and was a nice change from the usual greens. Even better, it was beyond easy to make. Bok choy is a type of cabbage common in Asian dishes. Bok choy is thought to lower your risk of cancers and improve eye health. It is rich in vitamins and is low in calories and has zero fat.


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • Ginger, minced
  • 1 head bok choy, trimmed, halved lengthwise, and halved again
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce


1. Chop bok choy like so:

Cut the bottom off and discard

Cut stalk in half

Then chop into small pieces - leaves and stalk

2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for a minute or two, until fragrant. Add the bok choy, and cook, turning once, until it begins to brown and soften, about 2 minutes. Add the stock and soy sauce.

Cover, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer until the bok choy is tender, about 5 minutes. I served it on top of a bed of grilled corn, baked onion, and a veggie-stuffed tomato.


Have you ever tried cooking with bok choy?

What is your favorite summer dish?


11 responses to “Ginger and garlic braised Bok Choy

  1. shiningfromwithin

    I have been wanting to cook with bok choy for a really long time! It’s so so good for you, too. My fav summer dish.. hmm.. anything with fruits or grilled veggies 🙂 Oh, and baked potato fries!

  2. This looks so tasty! I love the flavor combination of ginger and bok choy. It’s been one of the few vegetables I have been able to get consistently from farmer’s markets so far this year, so I’ve been including it in all of my stir fries lately.

  3. I love bok choy – especially with ginger! I just ate the last of mine, but have some kale… I bet it would be good prepared like this too. Awesome idea using the sesame oil!

  4. I make some bok choy with vegetable stock and a little salt, I liked it just simple like that! I am trying to STOP using oil to cook everything.

  5. I’ve never cooked with bok choy, but I’ve been wanting to! And now I’m way less intimidated to try it!

    And that stuffed tomato still looks delicious!!!!

  6. Kaila @healthyhelperblog!

    I love bok choy! I literally ate it at every meal when I was in china last year!

  7. I’ve never tried bok choy because I had no idea what to do with it! I’m so happy you posted this so now I have a good idea 🙂

  8. Yummy! In China we call this “xiao bai cai” (little cabbage) and it’s one of my favorite veggies. This looks great!

  9. I made this and it was delicious! I am trying to cut back on the amount of added fats and salt so I sauteed the garlic/ginger in water, then added a teaspoon of sesame oil for the flavor. Added the bok choy and veggie broth with a about a half tbs of soy sauce. More soy sauce would have been good, but oh well. Just delish!!

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