Sauteed Baby Bok Choy with Sesame Oil – It’s a great addition to soup, stir fry, or just sauteed on its own. It will be your new favorite side dish!
Baby bok choy is my new favorite vegetable. I can’t believe I only tried it for the first time a couple months ago. I’ve really been missing out these last 23 years.
Aside from the fact that it’s just absolutely adorable to look at it also tastes delicious. Unlike regular bok choy, baby bok choy really does stand out in taste. It is a bit more delicate and gentle and cooks up more quickly.
It’s a great addition to soup, stir fry, or just sauteed on its own — just make sure not to over cook it – otherwise the leaves will get all wilted and sad. You definitely do not want that! I love adding it to my Asian noodle soup, and it’s perfect in my bok choy mushroom stir fry. It’s just super versatile and can even stand alone on its own to be the start of a dish like is here in this bok choy with sesame oil stir fry recipe!
I didn’t measure out any of the ingredients for this boy choy with sesame oil recipe – just a splash of this and that and it’s all you need for a light simple side dish (the perfect accompaniment to the steamed branzini). Some recipes really require no measuring at all – you just need to eye things on this one, a splash on this and that is all you need.
Let me know what you think of this bok choy with sesame oil stir fry recipe in the comments below! If you have other recipe ideas for how to use bok choy please feel free to share in the comments too. Now that bok choy is one of my favorite veggies I want to make use of it as much as possible! So far I’ve only added it to Asian style recipes, but who knows maybe it would work elsewhere too?! Sky’s the limit!
A delicious vegan and gluten free side dish full of Asian flavors - make this baby bok choy with sesame oil for dinner tonight!
- 2-4 baby bok choy
- 1 clove garlic minced
- olive oil
- soy sauce tamari for gluten free
- sesame oil
- sesame seeds
Wash and cut the ends off the baby bok choy and then cut each bunch in half. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, cook for 1 minute and add bok choy.
Saute for a couple of minutes. Add a splash of sesame oil and soy sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Mr Bunny Chow says
it’s also great fried with a little crispy fried bacon, balsamic and garlic.
I’ll have to try that sometime!
Sue Kauffman says
This looks delicious and healthy. I am going to have to try it. I have never eaten bok choy either.
It’s so delicious and tender! Make sure to try baby bok choy first!
This looks wonderful! I am going to make it.