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Hui Kitchen's Authentic Chinese Braised Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushrooms

This is the second dish taught to me by Chef Hui of Hui's Kitchen in Santiago, Spain. Rich and I were starving for fresh vegetables, having discovered that few restaurants along the Camino de Santiago offer freshly cooked vegetables. Once we discovered Hui's Kitchen, we dined there every day during our last week in Europe. This delicious recipe of fresh Bok Choy is a perfect accompaniment to Chef Hui's braised eggplant dish. It cooks up in minutes and is so yummy. Serve with a side of hot rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Guest Chef Recipes, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: Bok Choy
Servings: 1
Calories: 269kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil or other mild tasting oil, for cooking
  • 1-2 dried Shiitake Mushrooms rehydrated and sliced
  • 1 large handful Baby Bok Choy washed and left whole
  • 1 head larger more mature Bok Choy for the green leaves, cut across into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
  • Dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon msg (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil to preserve color

Instructions

  • Heat the pan and add enough oil to coat. Pour off excess oil and add back a tablespoon of sunflower oil.
  • Add minced garlic and water or vegetable broth. Constantly move the vegetables around the hot pan to prevent scorching and for even cooking.
  • Add mushrooms, followed by the Bok Choy and some water or vegetable broth.
  • Add salt to taste and msg. (Both are optional)
  • In the last moment, just before serving, add another teaspoon of oil. This is to preserve the bright color of the vegetable.
  • Serve with a bowl of hot brown rice.

Notes

This recipe may be doubled, but it is best not to make more than two servings in one pan to maintain the quality of the cooked dish. Because this dish cooks very quickly, it is not difficult to make several servings in two-serving batches.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 24184IU | Vitamin C: 245mg | Calcium: 594mg | Iron: 4mg