Easy Bok Choy


This bok choy recipe is a basic stir-fry that can be served as-is, or you can add meat or tofu to make it more substantial. It's one of my favorite ways to load up on leafy greens quickly and easily. Serve with fluffy white rice or over noodles in soup. The amount of raw bok choy may look too much, but it will cook down.

an overhead view looking down on a large bowl of bok choy.
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped

  • 8 heads baby bok choy, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces

  • salt to taste


  1. Gather all ingredients.

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  2. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat; cook garlic in hot oil until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

    an overhead view of garlic sautéing in oil in a hot wok.

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  3. Mix in bok choy; cook and stir until the leafy green parts turn bright green and the stalks become slightly translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and serve.

    looking down on a wok of sauteed bok choy seasoned with salt and pepper.

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Each head of baby bok choy is roughly the diameter of a can of soda.

You can use regular bok choy instead of baby bok choy, although I prefer the sweeter and more delicate flavor of baby bok choy. Feel free to add soy sauce or oyster sauce to the finished product if you want a more robust flavor, but I like to let the simple, delicious taste of bok choy shine through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
5g Fat
20g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 629mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 409mg 2,046%
Calcium 956mg 74%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 2294mg 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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