Confronted the other day with the desire for an undemanding dinner, a crisper full of vegetables and the unexpected arrival of a package of fresh baby bok choy, I put together this simple Asian-style stir-fry. I don't very often cook with bok choy, but that should change soon after this dish — gently sautéed in sesame oil until tender but still crisp, bok choy has a wonderful fresh taste like green chard with a hint of cabbage. With fresh peppers, mushrooms and green beans, and seasoned with tamari sauce, toasted sesame seeds, fresh ginger and garlic and a hint of Chinese five-spice, this stir-fry is as satisfying as it is nourishing, and it's delightfully simple too. Try serving it with fresh cooked quinoa — the nutty flavor of this grain is a terrific accompaniment.
Chinese five-spice is a sweet, tangy and peppery blend of five spices used in many Asian recipes to enhance the flavor of vegetables and meats. Packaged varieties are easily available at any Asian grocer and many large supermarkets, but if you don't have it on hand you can substitute equal amounts or approximately equal-size pinches of ground star anise, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground fennel seeds and ground pepper (preferably Szechwan or white pepper).
|Sautéed Five-Spice Bok Choy, Mushrooms, Peppers and Green Beans|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on June 14, 2013
A simple, delicious and healthy breakfast, lunch or light dinner of fresh bok choy sautéed with ginger, garlic, green beans, mushrooms and peppers, tossed with toasted sesame seeds and seasoned with tamari sauce
Other stir-fry ideas you will enjoy:
Quinoa Breakfast Hash
Tempeh Breakfast Hash-Up
Mushroom and Jalapeño Breakfast Hash
Black and Green Bean Corn Hash