Baby bok choy and tender shiitake mushrooms sautéed in a flavorful Asian-inspired garlic-ginger sauce. A simple and healthy side dish! (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free.)
This easy, healthy side dish is filled with great texture and Asian-inspired flavors. Fresh baby bok choy and tender shiitake mushrooms are lightly sautéed, then combined with a simple garlic-ginger sauce.
Plus it's packed with beneficial nutrients. Oftentimes I use the "World's Healthiest Foods" website (as well as their print book) to learn about the in-depth nutritional benefits of specific foods.
See their breakdown of nutrient-packed bok choy and shiitake mushrooms if interested.
Ingredients for Garlic Bok Choy
For this recipe you'll need:
- Baby bok choy
- Shiitake mushrooms
- Fresh garlic and ginger
- Tamari (or soy sauce)
- Rice vinegar (I use unseasoned rice vinegar)
- Sesame seeds
How to Serve
This dish is great served with:
- Easy Baked Tofu
- Teriyaki Noodles with Vegetables
- Vegetable Lo Mein
- Fried Rice
- Or simply your own favorite Asian-inspired meals
Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms in Garlic Sauce
- 3 baby bok choy (about 14-16 oz.)
- 6 oz. shiitake mushrooms
- 3 Tbsp. vegetable broth (or water)
For the garlic sauce:
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. tamari
- 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar (or less)
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. ginger, freshly grated
- 1 tsp. sesame seeds
- Make the sauce: in a small bowl combine all sauce ingredients and whisk to combine. Set aside.
- Prepare baby bok choy: cut bottom ends off. Rinse very well. Chop white parts into about 1-inch wide pieces. Chop leaves into about 1/2-inch wide pieces.
- Wipe shiitakes clean, and trim ends. (If the shiitakes are small, I leave them whole. Otherwise, slice or halve if desired.)
- In a large pan over medium-high heat, add 3 Tbsp. vegetable broth (or water). When hot, carefully add shiitakes. Stir and sauté 2-3 minutes. (Add a splash more broth/water if needed to prevent sticking.)
- Add bok choy and sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat to medium-low. Add garlic sauce to pan. Stir well to combine and sauté 1-2 minutes.
- Spoon any leftover pan juices over the top before serving. Garnish with additional sesame seeds or more tamari if desired.
Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)
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