Braised Baby Bok Choy

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Baby bok choy is more tender than the vegetable is at full size -- try it with using this simple preparation.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 8 heads baby bok choy, trimmed, and halved lengthwise if large

  • ¼ cup homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock, or water

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add bok choy, and cook, turning once, until just beginning to turn golden, about 2 minutes. Add stock and soy sauce. Cover; reduce heat to medium, and simmer until bok choy is tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer bok choy to a serving platter, reserving cooking liquid in skillet.

  2. Cook liquid over medium-high heat until it is reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour over bok choy, and serve.

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