How to cook bok choy in the microwave (3 minute recipe)

Learn how to cook bok choy or baby bok choy vegetable in the microwave – this recipe only takes 3-5 minutes. No pan or wok needed.

learn how to cook bok choy in the microwave recipe

Why cook bok choy in the microwave:

  • No pan or wok needed
  • Takes 3-5 minutes
  • Use less cooking oil
  • Bok choy retains bright green color and is perfectly cooked
  • You can cook any vegetable this same way….not just Asian vegetables. 

Ingredients:

  • Bok choy, baby bok choy, tat choi 
  • salt
  • cooking oil 
  • Asian sesame oil (optional)

How to cook bok choy or baby bok choy in microwave recipe

How to cook bok choy in the microwave recipe:

Separate each leaf. Cut each in half, separating the stem from the leafy greens. Put the stems on the bottom of a microwave-safe dish. Place the leaves on top.

Cover. Microwave 2 minutes, mix well. Season with some salt and drizzle cooking oil all over. Mix again. Microwave at 1 minute increments until done. Finish with a drizzle of Asian sesame oil. 

Step by step – cook bok choy in the microwave video:

 

 

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learn how to cook bok choy in the microwave recipe
How to cook bok choy or baby bok choy in microwave recipe
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
 

You can use most any Asian vegetable. Wash, trim stems from the leafy greens. This is the easiest and fastest way to cook Asian vegetables!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: baby bok choy, bok choy, vegetables
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 50 kcal
Author: Jaden
Ingredients
  • 1 pound bok choy
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Wash and trim the bok choy leaves. Cut each leaf in half, separating the tougher stems from the leafy greens. Place stems first into a microwave safe bowl. Place leafy greens on top.

  2. Cover and microwave for 2 minutes. Mix well, season with salt and cooking oil. Mix again. Microwave 1 minute increments until done (you can give the bok choy a good mix after each minute).

  3. When done, drizzle with Asian sesame oil.

Nutrition Facts
How to cook bok choy or baby bok choy in microwave recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 655mg28%
Potassium 286mg8%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 5067IU101%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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