Stir fried pak choi

    25 min

    Pak choi is stir-fried with cashews, Chinese five-spice and garlic for a quick and easy Asian-inspired side dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 large head pak choi
    • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 45g cashews
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder, or more to taste
    • 1 pinch granulated sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Trim the bok choy; discard stem. Cut stalks diagonally into thin slices; cut or tear leaves into bite-sized pieces.
    2. Heat oil and butter in a wok or pan over medium heat; add onion, cashews, garlic, bok choy, Chinese five-spice and sugar to the hot oil-butter mixture. Cook and stir pak choi mixture until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

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    Probably would add some red bell pepper slices the next time just for a little sweetness and color. Very nice side dish and quick too!  -  27 Feb 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really like this recipe because 1) I love bok choy and 2) this is super easy. I didn't have any Chinese Five Spice, so I used some soy sauce for flavor. I also used peanut oil because that's all I had in the pantry (no butter - out of that, too.) I really, really like the cashews in this, also. Yummy and healthy - can't ask for much more!  -  19 Jun 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We do a food co-op and got a head of bok choy and no idea how to prepare it. This recipe gave a great, quick method to cook it, as well as enough description for me to cut/prep it easily. I do not have Chinese five-spice, but added 2 T. Thai sweet chili sauce instead. Wow! I did add green peppers and omitted the onion; I think that would have been a bit much with the onion-y flavor of the bok choy. My kids were not fans, but the hubby LOVED it. Thank you so much for a great starting point!  -  09 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)