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Easy Bok Choy Recipe (Garlic & Ginger)

A tasty and quick bok choy stir-fry with fresh garlic and ginger! The perfect side dish to round out an Asian-inspired dinner. Watch the video below to see how I make it in my kitchen!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: bok choy, bok choy recipe, how to cook bok choy
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan



  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 4 baby bok choy sliced in half
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • salt and pepper


  • Cook the ginger and garlic. Heat the avocado oil in a wok or sauté pan on medium. Add the minced ginger and minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
    A wok with garlic, ginger, and oil.
  • Stir-fry the bok choy. Add the bok choy and use tongs to turn and stir-fry the bok choy in the garlic and ginger for 2 minutes.
    Cooked bok choy in a wok.
  • Steam the bok choy. Pour two tablespoons of water into the pan, cover, and let it cook for 2 minutes more.
    Stir-fry bok choy in a wok.
  • Serve. Turn off the heat, add salt and pepper, and serve. 
    Stir-fry bok choy on a plate.



  • It's much easier to turn and stir fry the bok choy with tongs rather than a spatula. My favorite tongs are these ones
  • Although this is best served fresh, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5029IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 1mg