Microwave Baby Bok Choy with Miso Sauce

This quick and flavorful vegetable side dish comes together in less than fifteen minutes. Vitamin-rich baby bok choy is steamed with garlic[ and ginger in the microwave and is drizzled with a quick miso sauce. Serve a piece of steamed or pan-roasted flaky white cod or salmon with the bok choy for a healthful and complete dinner.]

Total Time:
20 min
10 min
10 min

4 servings

  • 1 1/2 pounds baby bok choy, split length-wise
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, lightly crushed
  • 3 tablespoons white, yellow or red miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Put 3 tablespoons of water in a large heatsafe glass bowl. Add the bok choy, ginger and garlic. Gently stir to combine. Cover with a vented lid or plastic wrap with 6 small holes poked in it. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Carefully uncover and stir the bok choy. Cover again and cook on high until the bok choy is crisp-tender, about 3 more minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk together the miso paste, sesame oil, rice vinegar, 3 tablespoons water and a pinch of black pepper in a small bowl. Reserve.

  • Use a pair of tongs to transfer the bok choy to a serving platter, discarding any extra liquid and the garlic cloves left behind in the bowl. Drizzle with the miso sauce and garnish with the toasted sesame seeds.

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