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Flat lay of stir fried bok choy in a white bowl with black chopsticks

Stir Fried Bok Choy

This Stir-Fried Bok Choy is seasoned with fresh garlic, sweet ginger, toasted sesame oil and makes a super flavorful and healthy side dish! It's a staple of Chinese cuisine that's easy to make in minutes. Vegan, gluten-free, low carb, keto, paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword baby bok choy, bok choy stir fry, cooking bok choy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 61 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 lb baby bok choy , washed, dried and cut into quarters or halves, with core intact
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or any neutral tasting oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger , freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos , (may sub with gluten-free tamari or low-sodium soy sauce if not paleo/Whole30)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp Trader Joe's umami mushroom seasoning or any mushroom seasoning. Omit or sub with Oyster Sauce (vegan or regular) or your favorite seasoning.
  • fine-grain sea salt to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • red chili flakes optional, for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking.

    Add ginger and sauté while stirring frequently for 10 seconds, until ginger is fragrant and starts to turn golden.

    Add garlic and continue stirring for 4 seconds, until fragrant and just golden, being careful not to let it burn.

    A pile of sautéed garlic and ginger in a large wok
  2. Quickly add bok choy and coconut aminos, and use tongs or a wok spatula to swiftly toss until everything is evenly distributed and well coated.

    A pile of uncooked bok choy in a large wok
  3. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of water, then cover wok with a lid and cook for 1 minute.

    A pile of uncooked bok choy in a large wok with the lid
  4. Remove lid and add sesame oil. Season with mushroom seasoning, salt and pepper and use the tongs to toss the bok choy. Cook while tossing for 1 more minute, or until bok choy is tender-crisp.

    A pile of uncooked bok choy in a large wok with tongs
  5. Once bok choy is cooked to your desired doneness, remove your stir-fry from the stove and transfer it to a plate. Garnish with sesame seeds and red chili flakes, if desired. Serve warm.

    Flat lay of stir fried bok choy in a large wok

Recipe Notes

  • To Store & Reheat: Store cooled leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy within 3 days. Warm over a medium-low burner, stirring constantly until heated through.
  • To Freeze: Freeze cooled bok choy in a sturdy freezer-safe container with an airtight lid for 4-6 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.
Nutrition Facts
Stir Fried Bok Choy
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.