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A hand cutting the tough white ends off the baby bok choy

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy

Course: Side
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Bok choy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 218kcal
This sauteed baby bok choy is such a wonderful side dish to everything from grilled salmon, to roasted chicken, and of course favorites such as Kung Pao Shrimp or Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry. So simple, yet so satisfyingly good. Find baby bok choy at many supermarkets, or farmer's markets, or Asian food markets.
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  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil*
  • 2 tbsp shallot diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes more, if you want a little more heat
  • 1 1/2 lbs baby bok choy cleaned and ends trimmed
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar*
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • White and black sesame seeds for garnish*
  • *Available in the Asian section of most supermarkets or at an Asian market


  • Heat oils over medium-high heat.
  • Add shallot, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the bok choy, soy sauce, vinegar and stock and cook until soft, about 6 - 8 minutes.
  • Place in serving dish and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.


Calories: 218kcal