This baby bok choi recipe is a delicious, easy-to-make dinner that’s perfect for weeknights.
Together with chicken and rice, simmered in a rich, tangy sauce, and topped with tender baby bok choi, this is destined to become a favorite.
New to baby bok choi?
Wondering what it is, and what it tastes like? Gotcha covered…
The beautiful leafy green vegetable is a member of the cabbage family. It is native to China and has been cultivated there for centuries. It has a mild, slightly sweet flavor and is often used in Asian cuisine.
This veggie is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as a good source of dietary fiber. It also contains calcium, iron, and magnesium. baby bok choi can be eaten raw or cooked and is often used in salads, stir-fries, and soups. (For more info on veggie nutrients, visit Eat Well to Be Well)
To cook baby bok choi, simply wash the leaves and stems thoroughly. Trim off the root end and any brown or wilted leaves. This wonderful veggie can be steamed, boiled, or stir-fried. It is also delicious when served with a dipping sauce or dressing.
Try this easy recipe:
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 head baby bok choi, cleaned and sliced
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Add the bok choi and cook for 3-5 minutes until tender. Add the chicken broth, soy sauce, and sugar and cook for 2 minutes. Serve with rice or noodles. Enjoy!
Chicken and baby bok choi are both excellent sources of lean protein and essential nutrients. Baby bok choy is especially rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as calcium and fiber. Together, these nutrients make chicken and baby bok choy a power-packed duo that can help support a healthy immune system, strong bones, and proper digestion.
White vs Brown Rice
White rice is a good source of energy and essential nutrients, including thiamin, niacin, and vitamin B6. It is also low in fat and cholesterol. Brown rice is a whole grain that contains all of the grain’s original components, including the bran and the germ. This makes it a richer source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals than white rice. Brown rice is also lower on the glycemic index, which means it is less likely to cause spikes in blood sugar levels. Brown rice is a good choice for people with diabetes or anyone who is trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
So, there you have it! A delicious and easy recipe for baby bok choi that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. And, as an added bonus, it’s healthy too! So, what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try. Bon appetit!
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