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Bok Choy Stir Fry

This light and easy Bok Choy Stir Fry is simple to make using fresh bok choy and mushrooms along with garlic, onion, and crushed red pepper flakes. This makes a nice side dish to any meal! You also can add in other vegetables or protein like shrimp, chicken or pork.

Bok Choy Stir Fry in large skillet

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BOK CHOY STIR FRY

I love using bok choy in stir fry recipes or soups.

I also enjoy making simple sides like todays Bok Choy Stir Fry or this Easy Bok Choy Recipe.

Bok choy, also known as pak choi or Chinese cabbage, is a type of leafy vegetable commonly used in Asian cuisine, particularly in Chinese cooking.

It has thick, crisp white stalks and dark green leaves, both of which are edible.

Bok choy has a mild, slightly peppery flavor and can be eaten raw in salads or cooked in stir-fries, soups, and other dishes.

It’s rich in nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K, as well as calcium, potassium, and folate.

Today’s Bok Choy Stir Fry is a simple side dish that mixes together bok choy with mushrooms, garlic, onion, soy sauce and crushed red pepper.

It can be made in 10 minutes making it perfect when you are in a hurry.

With this stir fry you can easily add in other veggies like broccoli, green beans, bell pepper or carrots.

If you want to add protein try shrimp, chicken, tofu or pork.

Bok choy is a great leafy green vegetable and it can be used in a variety of different ways.

Try it in this Easy Bok Choy Recipe, Easy Ramen Noodle Soup, Easy Green Curry Chicken, or this Easy Thai Pork Stir Fry.

Bok Choy Stir Fry in a bowl with chopsticks.

Why You Will Love This Bok Choy & Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe:

EASY TO MAKE: This quick and easy side dish can be prepared, cooked and only the table, ready to enjoy, in just 15 minutes.

IT’S EASY TO MODIFY: Feel free to load the stir fry with other veggies, like broccoli, green beans, carrots, asparagus or green peas.

VERSATILE RECIPE: This recipe can be served as an easy vegetable side dish to accompany any main meal. It also works as a light vegetarian dinner option with a side of rice or noodles.

Bok Choy Stir Fry ingredients

Recipe Ingredients and Substitutions:

  • Bok Choy – I use 5-6 bunches of bok choy to serve 4-6 people. You can easily cut the recipe in half for a smaller serving.
  • Mushrooms – you can use any variety of mushrooms in this easy side dish. Try white, button, cremini, oyster, or shiitake mushrooms; or a combination of mixed mushrooms.
  • Garlic – for the best flavor use freshly minced garlic, or substitute with frozen garlic, garlic powder or garlic paste.
  • Onion – use any variety of small onion in this recipe, a red onion, white onion or brown onion.
  • Oil – I’ve used vegetable oil, you want something without too much flavor so you don’t overpower the veggies. You could also use regular olive oil, sunflower or avocado oil.
  • Water – a little water is added to allow the vegetables to steam and cook through.
  • Soy sauce – I use low sodium soy sauce which not only adds savory flavor, but also seasons the stir fry.
  • Seasoning – I season the stir fry with red pepper flakes and some freshly ground black pepper. You can add other seasoning like Italian seasoning, sesame seeds or oregano.
Bok Choy Stir Fry with chopsticks

How to Make This Recipe:

1. Prepare the Vegetables

Wash the bok choy and mushrooms, and drain on kitchen paper. Now slice the mushrooms.

2. Stir fry the Vegetables

In a medium sized non-stick skillet, add the bok choy, mushrooms, garlic and onion with water and oil. Turn the stove to medium heat and cook for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables have softened.

Keep stirring from time to time.

Bok Choy Stir Fry in pan

3. Finish the Stir Fry

Add the soy sauce, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Stir together and cook for 1 minute.

Remove from the stove and serve as a side dish.

Bok Choy Stir Fry in pan

Recipe Tips and Modifications for this Bok Choy Stir Fry Recipe

MUSHROOMS: You can use an variety of mushrooms in the stir fry recipe, or a mixture of different mushrooms. Try white, button, cremeni, shiitake, oyster, beech or enoki mushrooms.

VEGETABLES: This recipe can be easily bulked up by adding extra nutritious vegetables. Try broccoli, green beans, carrot, zucchini, asparagus or green peas. 

AROMATICS: For extra flavor try adding some grated ginger and sliced red chili to the stir fry, along with the garlic.

DRY THE BOK CHOY & MUSHROOMS: Once washed, take time to properly dry the bok choy and mushrooms. Both vegetables contain a lot of water so you don’t want them retaining any extra.

HOT WOK: Get the non-stick wok or skillet smoking hot before you start stir frying the vegetables to cook them quickly and get the best flavor.

Bok Choy Stir Fry with chopsticks

Storage Instructions:

LEFTOVERS – Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

FREEZE – Once cooked and cooled, store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month.

REHEATING – To reheat place in the microwave until heated through.

What to Serve with Bok Choy & Mushroom Stir Fry:

This tasty vegetable side dish can be served with other Asian inspired dishes, working well with meat, seafood and other veggies. Try it with my Sweet & Sour Chicken, Lemongrass Chicken, Teriyaki Salmon, or my Easy Vegetable Chow Mein.

For something a little different serve alongside my Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps or my Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps.

Add some extra sides like my Instant Pot Fried Rice, Spicy Ramen Noodles, Thai Cucumber Salad, or Easy Korean Noodles.

Bok Choy Stir Fry in pot

Other Stir Fry Recipes You Might Like:

ASIAN SHRIMP EDAMAME STIR FRY

SPICY THAI BASIL CHICKEN STIR FRY

ORANGE CHICKEN VEGETABLE STIR FRY

CHICKEN RAMEN NOODLE STIR FRY

EGG ROLL IN A BOWL

Bok Choy Stir Fry with chopsticks

Bok Choy & Mushroom Stir Fry

This light and easy Bok Choy Stir Fry is simple to make using fresh bok choy and mushrooms along with garlic, onion, and crushed red pepper flakes. This makes a nice side dish to any meal!
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Course: Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: best bok choy and mushroom recipe, bok choy mushroom stir fry, bok choy stir fry, bok choy stir fry garlic, easy bok choy recipe, mushroom and bok choy stir fry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
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Ingredients

  • 5-6 bunches bok choy
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Wash the bok choy and mushrooms, and drain on kitchen paper. Now slice the mushrooms.
  • In a medium sized non-stick skillet, add the bok choy, mushrooms, garlic and onion with water and oil. Turn the stove to medium heat and cook for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables have softened. Keep stirring from time to time.
  • Add the soy sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper. Stir together and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the stove and serve as a side dish.
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