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Stir-Fried Asian Greens – An Easy 10-Minute Side Dish

Stir-Fried Asian GreensOn Sunday we went to Chinatown over in Sunset Park, Brooklyn to gather a few ingredients for the week. Our friend joined us because she needed a few Asian greens to photograph for her upcoming cookbook. She picked up a bit too much and let me have some. I generally like to add Asian greens to noodle soups or stir-fries with steamed rice. Here is a simple recipe for a quick stir-fry that you’ll have ready in only 10 minutes!

I used a combination of baby bok choy, Chinese spinach and pak choy. If you can’t find Chinese spinach or pak choy, simply use regular spinach and more bok choy. The main flavor in the sauce is oyster sauce, so if you’re vegetarian, just use soy sauce instead.

Thoroughly wash greens and chop garlic and ginger.

Cook garlic and ginger in oil, then add greens and toss to coat.

Stir in oyster sauce and stock.

Add corn starch to thicken sauce.

Serve with steamed rice or preferred dish.

Stir-Fried Asian Greens Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 6 cups Asian greens (baby bok choy, pak choy or Chinese spinach)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce (or soy sauce for vegetarian)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch, dissolved in water

    Over high heat add oil to a pan. Saute garlic and ginger for about a minute. Add greens and toss to coat evenly with oil, garlic and ginger. Stir in the oyster sauce and vegetable stock and cook for 2-3 minutes.

    To thicken the sauce stir in corn starch mixture. Serve immediately over steamed rice or with preferred dish.

    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Yield: makes 2-4 servings

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