Baby Bok Choy - Asian Chard Cabbage

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This smaller, cuter version is sweeter and a bit milder than its larger-sized cousin Bok Choy.  Baby Bok Choy has white, crunchy stems with dark, spinach-like leaves.  Flavorwise, some people think of it as a cross between cabbage and lettuce, or cabbage with an Asian twist.  The stems are reminiscent of the crunch of celery (without the celery flavor), and add texture to a dish.  Baby Bok Choy easily takes on the flavors of the seasonings it is cooked with, and is ideal in soups and stir-fries, with other vegetables and meat, or as a side dish by itself.  Baby Bok Choy is more tender and cooks in about half the time of the larger Bok Choy.

 

Cooking Tips and Times

Baby Bok Choy: Popularly cooked in stir-fries, steamed or sautéed. Also popular braised in soy butter for a side dish.
Stir-fry: 3 minutes
Steam: 5 minutes
Sauté: 4 minutes

Nutrients

Vit. A, C, K; Calcium, potassium, folate, lutein, beta-carotene, amino acids and fiber
Fats and Carbs: Fat free, 2 carbs per serving