Bok Choy with Pine Nuts and Sesame Seeds


This Asian-inspired bok choy dish with pine nuts and toasted sesame seeds tastes delicious over jasmine rice. If you use normal-sized bok choy, slice it in half before cooking. You can cook any green leafy vegetables this way and if you want a vegetarian version, just omit the fish sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 red onion, finely sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced

  • 1 pound baby bok choy, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 cup Thai basil (Optional)


  1. Heat sesame oil in a wok or large skillet over low heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes. Add bok choy and continue to stir-fry. Add soy sauce, fish sauce, pine nuts, toasted sesame seeds and Thai basil. Stir-fry until the green tips of the bok choy and the basil are just wilted, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

65 Calories
3g Fat
7g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 391mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 56mg 278%
Calcium 164mg 13%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 397mg 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.