A baby bok choy recipe with tender shiitake mushrooms sautéed in a flavorful Asian-inspired garlic-ginger sauce. A simple, healthy side dish that is quick to prepare! (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free.)
This healthy side dish is easy and so tasty! It's 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 also rich in many beneficial plant-based nutrients and easy to customize with the flavors you enjoy.
Ingredients for Garlic Bok Choy
For this recipe you will combine in a hot wok or pan:
- Baby bok choy: Or you can also substitute regular bok choy if preferred.
- Fresh shiitake mushrooms: Feel free to use your own favorite mushrooms or a combination in this dish. Cremini, white button, portobello, oyster, chanterelles, etc. would all be tasty.
- Vegetable broth: Be sure to use low sodium if desired.
- Garlic cloves
- Fresh ginger
- Tamari: Or you can substitute soy sauce or coconut aminos.
- Rice vinegar: I use unseasoned rice vinegar which does not contain added sugar and salt.
- Sesame seeds: Or you can also add red pepper flakes to taste if you like a little spice.
Sauce thickness: The sauce is thin, so add cornstarch, arrowroot, or other thickener of choice if desired. Simply whisk in about 1 teaspoon thickener to the sauce when preparing.
Adding oil: This recipe is designed to be oil free. However you can easily adapt it to add oil if desired! Simply stir-fry the veggies with toasted sesame oil (which would add even more flavor as well), vegetable oil, or olive oil, etc.
Vegetables: Toss in other veggies as you see fit. Try bell pepper, onion, water chestnuts, or mung bean sprouts. Or use other mushrooms like button, enoki, beech, oyster, portobello, etc.
This dish is also great served with:
- Easy Baked Tofu for a simple protein
- Teriyaki Noodles with Vegetables
- Vegetable Lo Mein
- Fried rice
- Or simply your own favorite Asian-inspired meals!
For more inspiration, also browse all Asian-inspired recipes or mushroom recipes.
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 Asian-style garlic sauce:
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
- 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 them.
- 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 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)
Sodium: This is omitted as I cannot provide an accurate number. I encourage you to calculate your own to provide a much more precise reading based on the exact ingredients, brands, and amounts you're using.
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I added tofu, asparagus, rice, fish sauce, some hot pepper and more broth. This yummy dish feed four people.
Thanks for sharing.
Haze and Ash Organics
Hi Brian! So great to hear you enjoyed. Love that you were able to make it your own with more additions. Thanks for sharing your helpful feedback!
This was delicious! And SO easy! Thank you! Added some crispy tofu and brown rice! What a great dinner! I’m putting this one in the files!
Great to hear! Tofu & brown rice sound like a lovely pairing!