Garlic Bacon Bok Choy Stir Fry Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: December 17, 2021

If you’re looking for a tasty and healthy dish, then this bok choy stir fry is perfect for you. This dish explodes with flavors despite its simplicity. With roasted garlic, crispy fried bacon, and crisp bok choy we’re surely in for a crunchy treat. Furthermore, you can serve this savory vegetable dish with chicken curry for a superb lunch or dinner!

Tips on Making Bok Choy Stir Fry

Bok choy is also known as bok choi, park choi, pak choi and pak choy. It’s a green, leafy Asian vegetable commonly used in stir fry recipes. It’s similar to a napa cabbage in terms of texture and flavor but is a darker green. We’re making pan fried bok choy cooked in aromatic roasted garlic, soy sauce, and mixed with crispy fried bacon. We’ll show you just how easy stir fry is to make indeed.

 

  • Use baby bok choy over adult ones. It is smaller, more tender, and has a sweeter taste. This is because it’s harvested earlier than adult bok choy. 
  • Add garlic to a cold pan first. Because your pan will gradually heat up as the garlic is sauteed gently. By starting with a cold pan, your garlic is prevented from burning, allowing the flavors to shine more.
  • This recipe is so versatile you can easily add other ingredients. To make it even tastier and more filling, you can include carrots and mushrooms to add color and texture. You can also turn it into an equally healthy chicken stir fry recipe by adding chicken breast pieces. This should add healthy protein to the mix.
  • Cook your bok choy stir fry fast. If you cook it for too long, it’ll lose its firmness and crunch. Consequently, it’ll also lose its vibrant green color and turn dark. So aim to cook it for a maximum of 10 minutes.
Garlic Bacon Bok Choy Stir Fry Recipe

How To Make Garlic Bacon Bok Choy Stir Fry

We’re topping our crisp and flavorful bok choy stir fry with crunchy chopped bacon and a spicy soy sauce mix. This savory dish is easy and simple to make, but incredibly rewarding to eat!

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3 bacon rashers
  • 2 lb bok choy
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp dried chili flakes

Instructions

  1. Heat the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Set it aside.

  2. Using the same skillet, add the vegetable oil to the pan and allow to heat while you slice the bok choy in half.

  3. Add the garlic and ginger to the oil and let cook for about a minute.

  4. Add the bok choy and cook each side for about a minute or two until the leaves start to wilt. Saute by batch as needed.

  5. Pour in the soy sauce and sesame oil and toss to combine.

  6. Add the dried chili flakes, then stir and remove from heat.

  7. Chop the fried bacon and sprinkle on top.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 540mg
  • Calories: 378kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Fat: 31g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Iron: 6mg
  • Potassium: 232mg
  • Protein: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 23g
  • Sodium: 2528mg
  • Vitamin A: 22557IU
  • Vitamin C: 207mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you cut bok choy for stir fry?

You should always cut the bottom of the stem. This part is too thick and won’t cook evenly along with the leaves and upper parts of the stem.

How do you cook bok choy so it’s not bitter?

For our healthy stir fry and all other bok choy recipes it is recommended that you blanch the bok choy before stir frying. This will get rid of some of its bitterness and its leaves will have a brighter green tinge.

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Conclusion

This rich and flavorful bok choy stir fry is simple and easy to make. It’s perfect for busy days when you’re in need of a quick but delicious and healthy meal to fill your hungry tummy. Who says vegetable dishes are boring? This tasty stir fried bok choy and bacon proves that wrong.
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