Sesame-Shiitake Bok Choy

Sesame-Shiitake Bok Choy

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2006

Bok choy's mellow flavor goes beautifully with earthy shiitake mushrooms in this quick stir-fry. Be sure to use toasted rather than plain sesame oil—it has a superior nutty flavor. For a little heat, add a pinch of crushed red pepper.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 2-pound head bok choy, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups sliced shiitake mushroom caps, (9 ounces with stems)
  • 2 tablespoons oyster-flavored or oyster sauce, (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, (see Tip)


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  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not browned, 30 seconds. Add bok choy and mushrooms; cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Continue cooking, stirring often, until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes more. Stir in oyster sauce, sesame oil and salt. Garnish with sesame seeds.
  • Note: Oyster sauce is a richly flavored condiment made from oysters and brine. Vegetarian oyster sauces substitute mushrooms for the oysters. Both can be found in large supermarkets or at Asian specialty markets.
  • Tip: To toast sesame seeds: Cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 132 calories; 9 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 98 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 8,264 IU vitamin A; 53 mg vitamin C; 210 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 602 mg sodium; 1,046 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (165% daily value), Vitamin C (88% dv), Folate (24% dv), Calcium (21% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 2 fat

Reviews 4

March 08, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious I was amazed by how delicious this was. I made it as per the recipe and added some cubes of extra firm tofu that I fried until golden and soaked in soy sauce before mixing everything together. Also, I used rehydrated shiitakes and threw some chopped green onions on top. Pros: delicious, healthy, easy
May 21, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Was perfect addition I made this with portabello mushrooms and used fish sauce (didn't have any oyster sauce handy). Had it with grilled salmon and rice noodles and it was perfect meal for me. First time making bok choy.
May 04, 2011
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By: Diane Chan
Yummy! Wow this was so easy and yummy!!!
December 18, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
This is a simple to make, delicious way to eat your veggies. It has a great Asian flair and goes well with just about everything (especially a nicely grilled NY Strip!). Try it and I'm sure you'll like it!
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