Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe

Bok choy shiitake mushroom stir fry recipe

The Spruce Eats / Anastasiia Tretiak

  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
105 Calories
7g Fat
9g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 105
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 365mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 4g
Calcium 177mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Combine bok choy and shiitake mushrooms stir-fried in a garlic sesame sauce for a healthy vegetarian vegetable stir-fry recipe. If you like bok choy or just want to try out a simple bok choy stir-fry recipe, this is a simple one to try. We also like cooking with baby bok choy, which is smaller than full-sized bok choy, but has a similar taste and is virtually interchangeable with regular bok choy. It's a bit more tender, so it needs slightly less cooking time. 

This bok choy and mushroom vegetable stir-fry recipe are both vegetarian and vegan. If you need it to be gluten-free as well, check the ingredients of your vegetable broth (some brands are gluten-free and some are not), or make your own. You'll also need to swap out the soy sauce for a gluten-free substitute such as tamari, Nama Shoyu or even Bragg's liquid aminos or coconut aminos. All the remaining ingredients, including the mushrooms, boy choy, ginger, and sesame oil are gluten-free. 

Vegetable stir-fries are a quick and easy vegetarian and vegan dinner idea that most people enjoy (with or without tofu), and so they really should be a part of every vegetarian cook's repertoire. If you don't already have a few vegetable stir-fry ideas in your regular rotation, check out some of these easy vegetable stir-fry recipes, or browse through these tofu stir-fry ideas


  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms (sliced OR 1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms and 1/2 cup sliced button mushrooms)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil or other high-heat oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or, use tamari or Nama Shoyu or another substitute to keep it gluten-free)
  • 1 bok choy (chopped, or 2 to 3 baby bok choy if you prefer)
  • 5 to 6 scallions or green onions (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger (minced or grated)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for bok choy shiitake mushrooms
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  2. Saute the garlic and mushrooms in oil for 3 to 5 minutes then add in the soy sauce, the bok choy and scallions, and cook for a few more minutes.

    Toss salad
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  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add vegetable broth and ginger. Simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes.

    Reduce heat to medium low
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  4. Finally, stir in the sesame oil and the optional sesame seeds and remove from heat.

    Stir in seasoning
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  5. Serve your bok choy and mushroom stir-fry hot over rice, quinoa, Israeli couscous, noodles (there should be a little bit of sauce) or just enjoy it as is as a simple vegetable side dish. Or, add in some fried or baked tofu to add protein and make it a main dish.

    Bok choy shiitake mushroom stir fry
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