Stir-Fried Bok Choy Recipe

Fiona Reilly

This is a fast and easy way to cook any leafy green Chinese vegetable—bok choy, gai lan, Chinese spinach, or amaranth—while preserving maximum freshness and flavor. Here, bok choy are sliced and stir-fried with scallions, garlic, and ginger. A dash of salt, sugar, and sesame oil enhance the bok choy's natural vegetal flavor without overpowering it. This dish is part of our seven-course Mid-Autumn Festival feast.

Recipe Details

Stir-Fried Bok Choy Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 10 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 4 medium heads bok choy (about 2 pounds)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/2-inch knob ginger, peeled and finely sliced (about 2 teaspoons)

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced (about 2 teaspoons)

  • 2 scallions, white parts only, finely sliced (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Rinse bok choy and cut each head in half lengthwise.

  2. Heat oil in a wok over medium heat until oil simmering. Add ginger, garlic, and scallion, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  3. Increase heat to high. Add bok choy and stir fry until outer leaves have wilted, about 1 minute. Add sugar and season to taste with salt and cook, stirring, for 1 additional minute. Remove from heat, add sesame oil, season to taste with more salt, and serve.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
103 Calories
8g Fat
5g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 60mg 300%
Calcium 215mg 17%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 858mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)