Shanghai bok choy with basil

This quick recipe for Shanghai bok choy with basil is a great side dish that works well with a piece of fresh fish or grilled marinated meat. The quantity serves two but can be doubled or tripled

  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 2
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  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, thinly sliced and chopped finely
  • 1/2 red capsicum, cut into thin strips
  • 2 medium Shanghai bok choy, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • a pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 4 tablespoon chopped fresh basil


  • 1
    Heat the oil in a large pan and add the garlic, lemongrass, capsicum and the white parts of the bok choy.
  • 2
    Add the soy sauce or tamari and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  • 3
    Mix in the bok choy greens, chilli flakes, sliced spring onion and honey and cook until tender.
  • 4
    Serve sprinkled with fresh basil.


  • PER SERVE: Energy: 113kcal, 476kj Protein: 6.5g Fat: 4.5g Saturated fat: 0.6g Cholesterol: 0 mg Carbohydrate: 8.8g Fibre: 6g Sodium: 1124mg