This is where simplicity in basic cooking can you give you a gorgeous satisfying and balanced meal – plain rice (carbs), stir fry greens (fibre), peanuts and/or egg (protein), ginger and garlic (immunity boosters).
Bok choy or pak choi – both are the same, are similar to that of spinach in which they tend shrink a fair bit whilst cooking – so you start with a large quantity and end up with a fair bit less! This is a basic simple stir fry, devoid of chilies and heavy spices – ginger and garlic play the aromatics. For me, this is my healing bowl, hence no chilies, but a side of chili sauce never hurt! I love to add a fried egg on top or a pan seared tofu when possible, otherwise a good chunk of peanut suffice!
- 1 cup bok choi
- 8-10 slices of ginger
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp soya sauce
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp toasted and chopped peanuts
- To serve with plain steamed rice
- Optional: add a fried egg on top
- In a medium pan, heat the oil with garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant and sizzling
- Then add the bok choi and stir until slightly wilting
- Then add the soya sauce, water and salt and stir to cook
- Do not allow the bok choy to wilt completely – you want to maintain a bite to it.
- Serve hot with rice
- Sprinkle toasted peanuts on top