What does pak choi go with?
Quick-cooking pak choi is one of our favourite veggie sides. Here we pair it with ginger and sesame oil for a light but flavourful plate of greens. Serve it alongside fish, meat, or your favourite rice dish. (We’re partial to this Pork Fried Rice.)
What can I do with extra bok choy?
Top 5 Ways to Use Bok Choy
- Stir Fry to Your Heart’s Content. Bok choy is a stir-fry staple.
- Toss it Up in Super Salads. Baby bok choy is the preferred variety in salads, as it’s more tender, but any variety will do.
- Make Your Own Kimchi.
- Add Bok Choy to Vibrant Soups.
- Wrap, Roll, and Stuff!
Do you use bok choy leaves in stir-fry?
Bok choy choices Varieties with larger leaves work great for salads and soups, and those with narrower heads are perfect for stir-fry meals.
How do you prepare pak choi?
To prepare: Roughly chop the leaves into wider strips and the stalks into slightly smaller pieces. To stir-fry, heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok and cook over a high heat for 2 minutes. To steam, place in a steamer over a pan of simmering water for 2 minutes. Serve with ginger and oyster or light soy sauce.
Can you eat pak choi Taw?
Its structure looks like a squat celery, with either white or very pale green short, chunky stalks and glossy, deep green leaves. The texture of both leaves and stalks is crisp, and the flavour is somewhere between mild cabbage and spinach. If very young it can be eaten raw in salads, but is best when briefly cooked.
What is the healthiest way to eat bok choy?
Here are some ideas for how to prepare and eat bok choy:
- Chop it and sauté it with olive oil, garlic, and ginger as a side dish or to top a grain like rice or quinoa.
- Dice it and add it to an Asian-inspired soup recipe.
- Shred it and toss with other vegetables to make a raw salad.
Can pak choi be frozen?
Pak choi can be frozen for up to 6 months. It’s important not to blanch your Pak choi, as this will cause it to go mushy in the freezer. Instead, wash and dry it thoroughly before slicing and placing it in freezer bags.
What are the benefits of pak choi?
It’s full of cancer-fighting compounds such as vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, folate, and selenium. Vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene are powerful antioxidants that can help to prevent cell damage from free radicals, which may help to lower your cancer risk. Selenium may help to slow the growth rate of tumors.
Can I eat pak choi raw?
Yes, you can definitely eat pak choy raw. Pak choy is a highly porous vegetable; therefore, I find raw pak choy very tender and light. The best way to eat raw pak choy is to thinly slice it into salads.