What to Do With Bok Choy?

— Written By
en Español / em Português

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

Ever seen Bok Choy at a market and wondered what people do with it? Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and self-proclaimed “food fan” Eric Stafford in this 22 minute video for two step-by-step recipes.

Most people don’t realize that Bok Choy may be eaten raw. It has a mild peppery flavor. It’s also really good in a stir-fry or you can sauté it.

Asian Green Salad

Serves 6


  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 – 5 cups Bok Choy or salad greens of choice, cleaned and cut bite-sized
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 ounces of Chow Mein noodles


  1. In a glass jar with a lid, add the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce. Close the lid and shake until well mixed.
  2. Combine the salad greens, green onions, almonds, and Chow Mein noodles in a salad bowl. Toss with the dressing. Serve immediately.

Sautéed Bok Choy

Serves 4

To Cut Your Bok Choy for Sautéing or Stir-fry

  1. Cut the bottom inch from the base. Wash and dry the leaves and stalks. Cut the leafy green portion away from either side of the white stalk.
  2. Cut each stalk in half lengthwise and then crosswise into ¼-inch-wide pieces.
  3. Stack the leafy greens and then slice them crosswise into ½-inch-wide strips.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 5 ounces or 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 5 – 6 cups Bok Choy, cut for sautéing
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ cup sliced green onion
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  1. In a large frying pan with a tight-fitting lid, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the garlic, ginger, and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not brown, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and continue to stir for a minute.
  2. Add the Bok choy and coat with the mixture. Add the soy sauce and rice wine vinegar, cover, and cook until steam accumulates, about 1 minute. Uncover and add the sliced green onion. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the greens are just wilted, the stalks are fork-tender but still crisp, and most of the moisture has evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and stir in the sesame oil.