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.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the miso paste, sesame oil, rice vinegar, 3 tablespoons water and a pinch of black pepper in a small bowl. Reserve.
  3. 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.