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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:

 

 

learn how to cook bok choy in the microwave recipe

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

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!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 50 kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave-safe dish with lid

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound bok choy
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • When done, drizzle with Asian sesame oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 655mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 5067IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baby bok choy, bok choy, vegetables
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