Oyster sauce and rice wine give this speedy stir-fry a rich flavor that balances the clean, sweet crunch of bok choy. Make It a Meal: Rice noodles or brown basmati rice and a Tsing Tao beer will make you feel like you're eating in your favorite Chinese restaurant. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2005

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk rice wine, oyster sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl until the cornstarch is dissolved.

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  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add beef and crushed red pepper to taste; cook, stirring, until the beef begins to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add shrimp and continue to cook, stirring, until the shrimp is opaque and pink, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the beef, shrimp and any juices to a plate.

  • Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat in the same pan. Add bok choy and cook, stirring, until it begins to wilt, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in the cornstarch mixture. Return the beef-shrimp mixture to the pan and cook, stirring, until heated through and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 1 minute.

Tips

Ingredient Note: Shao Hsing (or Shaoxing) is a seasoned rice wine. It is available in most Asian specialty markets and some larger supermarkets in the Asian section. If unavailable, dry sherry is an acceptable substitute.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; 8.3 g total fat; 1.7 g saturated fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 446 mg sodium. 647 mg potassium; 5.6 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 20.4 g protein; 4796 IU vitamin a iu; 29 mg vitamin c; 55 mcg folate; 123 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 31 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;

Reviews (21)

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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2013
Perfect Family Meal The sauce was awesome just as written. I have a big family so I tripled recipe omitted bok choy and added fresh green beans broccoli red bell pepper and baby corn. Also added extra red pepper flakes and soaked the meat in a mix of soy and worcestershire sauce with some minced garlic before cooking. The results were better than anything I get from my local Chinese restaurant. Everyone in my family raved about this and I will be making again often. Pros: Easy quick and tasty Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2013
Good base. Great with additions! I read this recipe and thought what no ginger? I followed the recipe but added a red bell pepper garlic ginger and roasted peanuts. I think a splash of lime juice would have made it awesome. I think this recipe was a good base but it must taste rather bland without these additions... Pros: Easy healthy tasty! Cons: too simple Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2013
Yummyyyyy I made this last night for dinner and it was awesome! I cut the meat first & sauteed it with Worcester sauce salt & pepper and some garlic powder and soaked it in a bowl while I prepared everything. I made rice vermicelli noodles with it and threw it into the mix. Next time I will put more vegtables. Pros: Easy to make and taste great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2013
Tasty ful of flavor and delicious This was a quick and yummy meal. My kids went back for seconds and they are picky. I threw in some broccoli green onions fresh parsley and fresh cilantro. Next time I'll probably add bell peppers and substitute chicken for the beef. Pros: delicious quick preparation quick cooking time low calorie Cons: beef needs to be sliced really thin or marinated beforehand Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2012
I made this recipe as written and served over brown rice. I loved this dish but would up the amount of crushed red pepper next time (I used a 1/2 tsp). Pros: easy good for change of pace Cons: needs more seasoning Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2012
Great beginner dish. I timed the whole thing and it was done in 30 minutes. Pretty good results for half an hour's work. Pros: easy to make Cons: none Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
Impressive I really am just starting to get into cooking a bit more. Still a beginner here but decided to tackle this dish. First off for some reason baby bok choy is impossible to find in the grocery store- but was able to find it eventually (they even labeled kale as bok choy). I made the meal as directed but chose to slice the steak thin at first and marinade for a bit using sherry garlic and oyster sauce. I used frozen shrimp instead of fresh. I also added the following: garlic baby corn and shiitake mushrooms. All cooked in the same frying pan using the directions and added rice. Delicious! So surprising that I was able to create something so delicious. Pros: Easy to make Easy to alter Fast Light Enjoyed by all. Cons: More veggies Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2012
Easy and Tasty this is the first time that i have made an Asian dish and it turned out well. who knew good tasting Asian food could be so easy to make? based on reviews i added some veggies. i chose to add red bell peppers to the mix. they require about the same cooking time as the bok choy so it worked out well. plus the red looked pretty against the green of the bok choy. this will definitely be a repeat for me. Pros: quick to make Cons: could use some more sauce Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Really liked this - easy to prepare and warms up well. To make it even more healthy I put it over spaghetti squash which adds an extra bit of crunchy to it that I really enjoyed. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Will definitely make this again - the beef came out really tender and the shrimp was fantastic. I will try switching the rice wine next time probably to whatever wine we'll enjoy with the meal. Served it with soba noodles but next time we'll try something else as well - maybe some ramen noodles or rice noodles. Bok choy is now a favorite for our preschool aged sons. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
this was a great recipe! Really easy to make...I didn't bother chopping the shrimp and just put them in whole. Everyone loved this including the kids! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was really great with some brown jasmine rice. I did substitute the canola oil for some sesame oil to add more flavor to it. To make it awesome I would probably add garlic and some shitake mushrooms to it next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was okay for me -- I ate it and enjoyed it! -- but as I often think when cooking something for the first time it was missing a little something. I added garlic based on comments here as well as chicken broth and dark soy sauce -- two typical ingredients in most "basic" Chinese sauces. (The soy sauce is needed to balance out the strong taste of the rice wine but adds sodium.) I still think that the beef probably should have been marinated before using part of the sauce. These are just my picky notes. It was an okay meal with jasmine rice but one that could be improved upon next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Love this recipe! This is my go-to on busy nights. I'd never tried bok choy before and was really impressed - love the crunch! I've even made it without the beef - using 20-30 shrimp (unchopped) and really enjoy it. I do add garlic (I love garlic!) and I have used a chilli-garlic sauce instead of the oyster-flavored sauce and sesame oil for the canola oil. I also add some shitake mushrooms based on other comments I saw. Always very good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious!!! I made a few modifications. I used 2.5 lbs bok choy instead of 1lb and you could add even more. I added one small bulb garlic (about 9 cloves). If you like spicy (my family does) I also used 2 tbsns of garlic chili sauce and 2 tspns crushed red pepper (the recipe called for 1/4 to 1/2 tsp). We also stirred in some japanese noodles (Caravelle chuka soba made from wheat flour egg and salt only 110 calories per serving). I would suggest adding even more vegetables to make it more filling. WE LOVED IT!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Excellent recipe. The only change/addition I made was a squirt of Sri Racha chile hot sauce on top of each serving to add a little kick. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I love sweet and spicy food. I also added sriracha chili sauce. Awesome!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Absolutely delicious! This was delicious and so quick and easy! I only made a few changes: 1. I added about 1/4 cup of beef broth to make it slightly saucier 2. I added pea pods (YUM!) 3. When I was frying the veggies I added 2 cloves of fresh garlic We ate it over some white rice (judge away I love my rice) and it's going into the "favorites" category of my recipe box! Pros: Light flavourful quick easy Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
ok Chose this recipe based on four plus star rating. I found it to be lacking something and a bit too acidic. Went back and read reviews and realized that mostly five stars were given based on changes made. This is my first attempt at this food dish so wanted to prepare basic recipe. I probably also would have liked it with recommended changes. Pros: loved the shrimp and beef combination with bok choy Cons: too strong of vinegar taste Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
Good This was good & my 1st time making it. Next time I will add some other veggies & more spice. Pros: Easy to make Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Good as is...but it could be great! The meat would be better if it were sliced very thin and marinated in an additional batch of sauce. Also could use a little dash of sweetness...chopped honey roasted peanuts or maybe a half teaspoon sugar. Pros: Quick stir fry sauce Cons: Needs a little more Read More