Asian-Inspired Bok Choy Side Dish: A Quick and Flavorful Recipe"
Today, we're diving into the world of Asian-inspired flavors with a delectable Bok Choy Side Dish. This easy-to-make recipe features the vibrant combination of bok choy, carrots, onions, garlic, and ginger, all perfectly seasoned with soy sauce, oyster sauce, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Looking to use bok choy in a soup? Look no further, instead try my Asian Inspired Bok Choy Soup for another simple, healthy and delicous recipe.
These ingredients are not your typical every day ingredients in every household, more so if you are not familiar with Asian cuisine. My advise in that case, would be to familiarize yourself with Asian stores, ingredients and all round cuisine. Its another easy and flavorful cuisine with layers of flavor to the food! Don't wait for the weekend take-out when you can make such amazing food at home! To start you off here is my Tender Beef Stir Fry recipe.
Ingredients For Bok Choy Side Dish
Very simple ingredients go into this recipe, here you go:
How To Make Bok Choy Side Dish
This bok choy side dish goes very quickly so it's best to have everything next to the stove and ready to go.
1. Prepare the Vegetables:
- Rinse the baby bok choy and halve if they are big.
- Thinly slice the carrots. My suggestion is to not julienne the carrots or they cook too quick!
- Thinly slice the onion.
- Mince the garlic.
- Grate the fresh ginger.
2. Sauté Aromatics:
- In a large pan or wok, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat.
- Add minced garlic and grated ginger, sautéing until fragrant.
3. Add Vegetables:
- Incorporate sliced onions and julienned carrots, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender-crisp.
4. Bok Choy Magic:
- Add the bok choy to the skillet, allowing it to wilt and absorb the flavors of the aromatics.
5. Season to Perfection:
- Drizzle soy sauce and oyster sauce over the vegetables, tossing to coat evenly.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Finish with Sesame Seeds:
- Just before serving, sprinkle sesame seeds over the dish for a delightful crunch and nutty flavor.
What To Serve With Bok Choy
Because this bok choy is a side dish in this recipe, it would go great with a protein. You can serve it with Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes or Grilled Chicken Breast. Serve this bok choy over rice, fluffy quinoa or mashed potatoes and use the remaining sauce to pour over your meal.
Tip: Pour the remaining sauce into a pan on medium heat, add a slurry which is a combination of maizena and water. Pour it into the remaining sauce, add water by the tablepsoon and simmer to the preferred consistency and use as a 'gravy'. This additional sauce can be used over fish, salmon, chicken and vegetables.
More Easy Recipes
- Salmon And Rice
- Roasted Vegetables
- Oven Roasted Butternut
- Creamy Tofu And Broccoli
- Asian Inspired Bok Choy Soup
- Seasoned Air Fryer Pork Belly Bites
There you have it – a quick and flavorful Bok Choy Side Dish that perfectly complements any Asian-inspired meal. This versatile recipe is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Feel free to customize it with your favorite protein or enjoy it as a standalone dish. Try it out, and let the flavors transport you to the heart of Asia!
Remember, great cooking is all about experimenting and adding your unique touch. Enjoy your this Bok Choy Side Dish!
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Bok Choy Side Dish
- bok choy
- 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced (not julienned)
- 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped/minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Tbps cooking oil
- 2 tsps rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsps soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- ¼ teaspoon salt & pepper or to taste
- 2 to 3 Tbsps water
- sesame seeds for garnish
- Prep the bok choy: Start by rinsing the bok choy, let it drip dry in a colander or use a salad spinner. Slice off the hard bits on the end. If your bok choy is large, you can slice them in half lengthways.
- Cook the veggies: In a pan, heat the oil and cook the carrots on high heat for roughly 2 minutes and add the onion, stir it together. Add the garlic and ginger, keep it going by combing the ingredients as you add.
- Add the bok choy: Pour in the water and add the bok choy. Cover the pan for approxiamately 40 to 50 seconds.
- Add sauces: Add the soy and oyster sauces and give it a mix.
- Season: Salt and pepper, sesame seeds and serve. Enjoy!