Steamed Baby Bok Choy with Garlic Soy Sauce
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A quick and delicious way to incorporate more Asian greens into your diet. Bok choy is so tender when lightly steamed, that it melts in the mouth! Being from the cruciferous family, it can provide potent anti-cancer effects. Asian green vegetables supply an excellent source of calcium, which is readily absorbed into the body. We should all eat more of them.
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 pound baby bok choy, sliced lengthwise into halves or quarters and thoroughly rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce (can substitute gluten-free tamari, if needed)
  • ½ teaspoon non-GMO cornstarch (can substitute another starch, if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  1. Prepare your steamer. Once the water is boiling, steam the baby bok choy for 3 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the water, soy sauce, and starch until the starch is dissolved.
  3. Heat the oil in a small frypan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic, and sauté until just golden.
  4. Give the soy sauce mixture a quick stir, and pour it into your pan. Cook, while stirring, for 1 to 3 minutes, to thicken.
  5. Transfer the steamed bok choy to a serving plate and drizzle with the sauce to serve.
Tip: Use this method to prepare other Asian greens. Adjust cooking time, if required.

Credit: This recipe is reprinted with permissions from Food as Medicine by dietician Sue Radd, PhD.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe Calories: 84 Fat: 5g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 2g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 281mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 0g
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