Sauteed Baby Bok Choy

sauteed baby bok choy
Photo: Christina Holmes
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

When you need an easy, delicious side dish, try this sautéed bok choy with ginger, garlic, and soy sauce. The recipe calls for baby bok choy but large bok choy can also be used: Just trim the stem ends and cut the heads into 2-inch pieces. This side pairs well with our Soy-Honey-Glazed Arctic Char.


  • 2 teaspoons safflower oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger (from a 1-inch piece)

  • 12 ounces baby bok choy (about 6 small heads), halved lengthwise, then thoroughly washed and drained

  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce, plus more for serving


  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add garlic and ginger; cook until fragrant and golden, about 30 seconds. Add bok choy, stirring to evenly coat. Add soy sauce and 2 tablespoons water; cover and cook 2 minutes. Remove lid and continue cooking, stirring a few times, until liquid has evaporated and bok choy is tender, about 2 minutes. Season with more soy sauce, if desired, and serve.

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