Chinese Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy Recipe

Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy recipe

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
87 Calories
6g Fat
8g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 609mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 28mg 142%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 524mg 11%
*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.)

This Chinese recipe for stir-fried baby bok choy has a sweeter flavor than when adult varieties of bok choy are used.

For a lighter taste, feel free to stir-fry the baby bok choy in olive oil. Low-sodium chicken broth can be used in place of water.


  • 4 bunches baby bok choy, 1 bunch per person

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, for stir-frying

  • 2 slices ginger

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1/4 cup water

  • Few drops sesame oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Wash the baby bok choy and drain.

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  3. Cut the baby bok choy in half lengthwise, then cut across into small pieces. Separate the stalks from the leaves before cooking.

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  4. Heat wok and add oil. When the oil is ready, add ginger and stir-fry briefly, for about 30 seconds, until the ginger is aromatic.​

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  5. Add the bok choy, adding the stalks first, and then the leaves.

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  6. Stir in the soy sauce, sugar, and salt, and stir-fry on high heat for 1 minute.

    Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy recipe
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  7. Add the water, cover the wok, and simmer for about 2 minutes.

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  8. Stir in the sesame oil.

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  9. Serve and enjoy. 

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