25 Ways to Eat Bok Choy

By Lauren Scott, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern

There are many different kinds of fruits and vegetables that come into season in Arizona starting in October. One of those vegetables is called bok choy. Bok choy is a type of cabbage that originated in China over 5,000 years ago and can now be found all over the world. It was once used as a medical supplement in China around the time of its discovery, and treated ailments such as: stomach aches and viruses, and fevers. It is now considered one of the world’s healthiest foods as it contains lots of vitamin A and C as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese. There are only 9 calories per every cup of shredded bok choy, so it is perfect for those trying to watch their weight, and it can help lower levels of ‘bad cholesterol’ in the body.

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Bok choy can be prepared in many different ways and is a very versatile ingredient to add to any dish. It can be steamed, stir-fried, braised, baked, slow-cooked, or eaten raw. Below for your cooking pleasure are just a few of the many bok choy recipes that are out there; so try something new, and enjoy!


  1. Grilled Bok Choy
  2. Bok Choy with Garlic
  3. Chicken and Bok Choy Soup
  4. Spicy Orange Pork and Bok Choy  
  5. Spicy Shrimp and Bok Choy Noodle Bowl
  6. Crunchy Bok Choy Salad
  7. Beef and Bok Choy
  8. Easy Salmon and Bok Choy
  9. Bok Choy Steamed Rice
  10. Hoisin Chicken and Bok Choy Kebabs
  11. Braised Bok Choy with Tomatoes and Gruyere
  12. Miso Roasted Duck with Cherry Glazed Bok Choy
  13. Warm Bok Choy, Beet and Feta Salad
  14. Vegetable Dumplings and Broccoli over Baby Bok Choy
  15. Spicy Bok Choy Slaw
  16. Slow Cooker Chinese Beef and Bok Choy
  17. Balsamic Vinegar and Ginger Bok Choy
  18. Stir-Fried Sesame Tofu with Baby Bok Choy
  19. Stir-Fried Dungeness Crab with Sweet Chili Sauce and Bok Choy
  20. Bacon-y Bok Choy
  21. Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mu Shu Wraps
  22. Spicy Ramen with Beef and Bok Choy
  23. Braised Bok Choy with Sherry and Prosciutto
  24. Bok Choy and Asparagus Stir Fry
  25. Penne with Brussel Sprouts and Bok Choy

I hope after reading this and looking through these recipes you are as excited as I am to try bok choy this month! Remember to check back to fillyourplate.org for more outstanding recipes and to find out what else is in season in the month of October!

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