Bok choy is an ancient Chinese vegetable that is tasty in a variety of dishes – from salads to stir-fries.
Bok choy is known by many names, including white cabbage, white
vegetable, pak choi, and mustard or chard cabbage. There are many
varieties available in
Baby bok choy is sold as either an immature vegetable or a separate, miniaturized species.
• Stalks should be white and firm, not rubbery; leaves should be fresh and green.
• Inspect for brown spots on the leaves, which indicate a loss of flavor.
• Avoid any stalks with mushy areas.
• Refrigerate and use within one week, sooner if possible.
• Bok choy does not freeze well.
• Treat bok choy as a cabbage.
• Slice off the base. Wash thoroughly and remove tough dirt with a vegetable brush.
• When stir-frying, add sliced stalks first (five minutes from finish). Save the chopped leaves, which are highest in nutrients, for the last two minutes.
• Bake baby boks whole with seasonings and serve as a side dish.
• Chop stalks and simmer in broth to create soup bases.
• Add chopped stalks to finished soups for extra crunch.
• Wilt leaves and add to salads or mix with other greens.
• Cabbage (for stir-frying)Try one of our favorite bok choy recipes:
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