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Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Butter

We loved this Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Butter, and this recipe is low-carb and can be gluten-free with gluten-free Oyster Sauce and Soy Sauce. Use Stir-Fry Recipes to find more recipes like this one.

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Even before I start writing about it, I know that Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Butter is going to be a tough sell with some of you. But it would be really sad if you never tried this tasty side dish, because when we made the recipe recently to take new photos, Jake and I absolutely inhaled it and then spent about 5 minutes talking about how good it was. And how we wished we had more.

Seriously, this was quick, easy, delicious, and really healthy despite the word butter in the title! You’ll want to look for Gluten-Free Oyster Sauce (affiliate link) and Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link) if you need gluten-free (and if you’re a vegetarian you could substitute a vegetarian stir-fry sauce for the Oyster Sauce, but most of the ingredients here except the bok choy are things you’ll already have on hand.

You may want to read my Tips for Stir-Fry Cooking before you make this, although seriously it is about as easy as you could imagine. And as I said, Jake and I wished we had made more, so go ahead and double it if you’d like!

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Easy Steps for Making Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Butter:

(This is just a summary; scroll down for complete printable recipe.)

  1. Mix the water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and Oyster Sauce.
  2. Chop the bok choy into smallish pieces (and wash in salad spinner and spin dry if it needs it.)
  3. Heat the wok or frying pan until it’s very hot.
  4. Then add the peanut oil and let it heat about 30 seconds.
  5. Add the bok choy and stir-fry about 2 minutes.
  6. Then add the soy sauce mixture and the butter and cook about 1-2 minutes more.
  7. That’s it! Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve hot!

Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Butter found on KalynsKitchen.com

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Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Butter

This Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Butter was so tasty we couldn’t stop talking about how good it was!

Ingredients:

  • 2 T water
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce (see notes)
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 T oyster sauce (see notes)
  • 1 T vegetable oil (I used peanut oil)
  • 2 heads head bok choy, ends trimmed and cut crosswise into strips and washed if needed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
  • 1 T butter
  • toasted sesame seeds for garnish, optional but recommended

Directions:

  1. Combine water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and oyster sauce and set aside.
  2. Heat wok or heavy frying pan until very hot, about 1-2 minutes, then add oil and heat about 30 seconds more.
  3. Add bok choy and salt and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add soy sauce mixture and butter and stir fry 1-2 minutes more, until bok choy is still slightly crisp, but getting tender.
  5. Serve hot, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds if desired.

Notes:

Use Gluten-Free Soy Sauce and Gluten-Free Oyster Sauce if needed. You can buy sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds at Amazon.com if you have a hard time finding them. (Links are affiliate links)

This recipe adapted slightly from The Gourmet Cookbook.

All images and text ©

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Oyster sauce has some carbs, but the amount per serving is very small and I’d consider this to be suitable for low-carb diet plans. I’d also eat it for any phase of the South Beach Diet, despite the small amount of butter (which isn’t recommended for South Beach.)

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    29 Comments on “Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Butter”

  1. I don’t think the instructions are clear about cutting up and cooking the bok choy. I have cooked bok choy often, and the leafy green part is quite different from the white stem part. I cook the stem part first and add the leafy bits just at the end. Your pictures show green leaf and white stems, but the ingredients don’t specify.

    • It wasn’t a problem for me if the stem parts were slightly more crispy than the leafy green part, especially since the total cooking time is so short, but obviously you’re welcome to do it any way you’d like.

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  4. Around how many cups of bok choy would you say? There are at least a half dozen different types at my grocery store. Thanks!

    • I’d say the two head of bok choy chopped up is about 4-6 cups of chopped greens. I don’t think you need an exact amount for this, but in the photos it looks to me like my 12 inch frying pan was quite full.

  5. Thank you Kalyn..I love bok choy,and use it often in my stir fry's. I have not used butter w/it, only the soy,and oyster sauce which I have on hand for fried rice..Love that I'm seeing more of the less common veggie recipes from all parts of the world.