Bok Choy (Pac Choi) with Apples
1 ½ lbs boc choy 1 Tbls peanut oil
¼ cup onions, cut in slivers 1 tart green apple, cut in cubes
1 tsp freshly grated ginger ½ tsp salt
2-3 Tbls vegetable broth or water
Cut leaves off the bok choy stems. Slice stems on the diagonal. Cut greens into ribbons. Set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add onions and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add ginger, then bok choy stems and apples. Stir in as much broth or water as needed to prevent scorching. Stir-fry for approx. 5 minutes. Add bok choy greens, sprinkle with salt and stir-fry until just wilted. Serve immediately. Serves 4.
Nutrition information per serving. Calories, 78; Protein, 1 g; Vit A, 51%DV; Vit C, 135% DV.
Variation: omit apples. Add 1 cup fresh shitake mushrooms, cut in slivers. Substitute 1 tsp soy sauce for salt and add freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Nutrition Info per ½ cup bok choy, cooked:
Calories, 10; Total fat, <0.2g (sat fat, 0g); Fiber, 1.3g; Sodium, 29mg; Potassium, 9% DV; Vit. A, 22%DV; Vit. C,37%DV; Iron, 5%DV; Calcium, 8%DV
Note from author: This is a quick stir-fry, delicious as a side dish to accompany pan-fried tofu and basmati rice.