Sesame Citrus Bok Choy - Cooking Up Clean

Sesame Citrus Bok Choy


Amid all the chaos and being ill, we did indeed get our house listed last week. Oy. Now comes the not so easy task of keeping it clean.  If only I could just have the kids live outside until the house sells. I jest, of course, but how nice would it be to not have to continually wipe down every mirror and window every day.  What is it about a clean shiny surface that makes kids want to smear their fingers all over it (or lick it) within two minutes of wiping it clean??   Anyway, let’s talk about something that will get you into the clean plate club… this sesame citrus bok choy for example. 

Sesame citrus bok choy is a lovely little side dish to accompany pretty much everything. It has a light fragrant sauce that is Asian inspired but can easily befriend your favorite burger as its sidekick for dinner.  With a touch of rice vinegar, orange and a sweet mirin (rice wine), the sauce has just the right amount of tang to satisfy anyone looking for a slightly sweet and sour vibe. Top it with some toasted sesame seeds for a bit of extra crunch! Chopsticks optional.


Sesame Citrus Bok Choy
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Recipe type: Sides
Cuisine: vegetarian, vegan
Serves: 4
  • 2 bunches bok choy, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon mirin (rice wine)
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ½-1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  1. Combine orange zest, juice, mirin, vinegar, salt, and cilantro in small bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large frying pan or wok, sauté garlic in sesame oil just until fragrant.
  3. Add bok choy and stir fry until wilted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour orange juice mixture over bok choy and stir fry until tender, 3-5 minutes.
  5. Place in serving dish and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.


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