Easy Stir-Fried Bok Choy

Easy Stir-Fried Bok Choy

I had so many blog posts planned around our CSA veggies, but we’ve been getting so many that it’s hard to keep up! We got this bok choy in last week’s CSA and turned it into a simple stir fry.

Easy Stir-Fried Bok Choy

I used a method from Steamy Kitchen that involved adding a bit of garlic and ginger to cold oil and then turning on the heat to prevent them from burning. It worked perfectly, and made the recipe fairly foolproof. (And of course I used my new favorite ingredient, coconut oil, as the frying oil.)

To go with the stir-fried bok choy, we replicated the tofu buns we had at San Street in Ann Arbor last month. Post coming coon!

Easy Stir-Fried Bok Choy

Yield: 2 servings

Easy Stir-Fried Bok Choy

Adapted from Steamy Kitchen


  • 1 pound bok choy
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon mirin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Trim the stem off the bok choy and rinse well. Separate the thick stems from the leaves and chop the stems into 1-inch pieces. Dry well.
  • Add the coconut oil to a wok or large frying pan along with the garlic and ginger. Turn the heat to medium-high. Cook the garlic and ginger until fragrant, being very careful not to burn.
  • Add the bok choy stems and toss well to coat with the oil. After about 30 seconds, add the leaves. Cook for another 30 seconds, or until the leaves have just started to wilt. Add the mirin and continue cooking until the bok choy leaves are just wilted. Season with salt and the sesame oil.

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  • Jade Asian Greens

    Love this! How simple, nutritious and perfectly easy! We’re going
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  • http://www.acambridgestory.com Emily

    Gotta love coconut oil and a simple veggie side like this!

  • In and Around Town

    Bok Choy is one of my favorites! I never think to buy it at the store so I love when it shows up in my CSA.I am all about coconut oil these days – love suggestions for new places to use it.

  • Meghan

    I love bok choy! This looks really delicious.

  • Maria Tadic

    Bok choy has such a great flavor! This looks super simple too. The last time I had it, it was grilled – SO yummy.

    • http://www.culinarycolleen.com/ Colleen

      Grilled sounds great, too…I’ll have to try that next time!

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

    I grow bok choy in my garden and I never know what to do with it. I’m going to remember this recipe in the fall!

    • http://www.culinarycolleen.com/ Colleen

      I’m jealous! Bok choy is so tasty.

  • Amy (Savory Moments)

    I’ve been enjoying bok choy lately. I think I ate it for the first time just a couple years ago and have been seeing and buying it at the farmers’ market now. This looks like a yummy way to eat it up!

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