Bok choy is a delicious Asian cabbage that has many of the same benefits as other dark leafy greens. It is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin Kfolate, and small amounts of niacin, thaimine, and riboflavin. The best part is that even with all these vitamins, one cup of bok choy only has nine calories! This means that bok choy is a great complement to any diet. Plus, cooking with bok choy is easy, and there are a variety of ways to use it. Read on to learn how to cook with bok choy:
How To Cook With Bok Choy
- Throw it in a soup. Bok choy is traditionally used in savory and comforting Asian soups, which are the perfect meal for a chilly night. Many of these recipes feature the dark leafy green with wheat noodles, steak or other protein, and Asian spices like ginger and garlic combined with chicken stock. One simple way to make Chinese bok choy soup is to boil 3 cups chicken broth with soy sauce, Asian sesame oil, red pepper flakes, ginger, and garlic, then add thinly sliced bok choy leaves. Simmer until the bok choy has become dark green, wilted, and tender.
- Serve it cold. For a different take on bok choy, try eating it raw. The flavor of raw bok choy is surprisingly delicate, and is complemented quite nicely by a salty Asian dressing. This refreshing method of cooking bok choy is a great dinner or lunch meal when the weather gets hot. Simply combine bok choy with green onions, chow mein noodles, and almonds in a large bowl. Toss with a dressing made from olive oil, white vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar. Simple as that! A healthy, crunchy way to enjoy bok choy.
- “5 Ways with Bok Choy”, Williams Sonoma’s The Blender