Bok Choy with Chili Garlic Sauce

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The stems of the bok choy are sliced off, and they instantly become stunning green flowers. Then, they are blanched and topped with a super tasty chili garlic sauce. This is a quick, easy, and super tasty bok choy recipe that can be done in less than 10 minutes.


Serving: 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 4 minutes

1 pound bok choy
1 cup reserved vegetable boiled liquid
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large chili pepper, finely diced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons water


To prepare the bok choy
  • Slice off the bottom, about 2 inches of the stem. Do the same with the rest.
To blanch the bok choy:
  • In a pot over high heat, bring water to a boil. Place the stems inside and cook until softened about 1 minute. Remove and drain.
  • In the same pot, place the leaves inside and cook for about 10 seconds. Quickly remove and drain. Reserve 1 cup of vegetable-boiled liquid.
  • Arrange the bok choy on a plate.
To make the sauce and serve:
  • In a small pot over medium heat, add the reserved vegetable-boiled liquid, soy sauce, garlic, and chili pepper. Whisk and bring it to a simmer. Pour the cornstarch slurry inside (1 tablespoon cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water). Stir until it’s thickened.
  • Pour the sauce over the bok choy and enjoy!
Did you know?

People often ask me, how do I stay in shape after eating so much? Traditionally, Chinese focus on eating a balanced meal. After eating oily dishes, we also balance them with lots of healthy vegetables like this bok choy recipe. On top of eating well, meditation is also a great way to stay in shape both physically and mentally. Give it a try and let me know how you feel. Happy cooking and enjoy!

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