Quick Baby Bok Choy with Garlic


I prefer to use baby bok choy for this recipe, but you can also use large bok choy. The cook time is really quick, so have all the ingredients ready before you start.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 ½ tablespoons canola oil

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 pound baby bok choy

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • salt to taste

  • ¼ cup water

  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil (Optional)

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat a wok over medium heat. Add oil and heat until shimmering. Add garlic and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add bok choy and cook for 30 seconds. Add soy sauce and sugar, then season with salt; cook for 1 minute.

  2. Pour water into the wok, cover, and simmer until bok choy leaves are dark green and stems are tender but still firm, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  3. Drizzle sesame oil over bok choy and season with pepper.


For extra flavor, you can use broth instead of water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

95 Calories
8g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 69mg 344%
Calcium 163mg 13%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 389mg 8%

* 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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