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Beef and Bok Choy Classic Stir Fry

Updated on September 19, 2014

Stir fry Beef and Bok Choy for fast, healthy cooking with crunch and flavour

Here's a quick crunchy lunch of beef and bok choy.

Remember, to cook stir fry you must, like the boy scouts, be prepared! Prepare everything you need before you start. Stir frying is fast; you won't have time to chop the bok choy while the beef is cooking.

Make sure that your ingredients are all cut approximately the same size - bite size. Stir-frying uses high heat, so all the pieces of food must be small enough to cook through without burning.

Once you get your wok hot ..... you can't stop!

Stir Fry Beef and Bok Choy
Stir Fry Beef and Bok Choy | Source

Prepare Bok Choy

Chop up the bok choy. Cut leaves into wide strips and stems into thin strips

Quickly cook the meat

Cook the steak, turning often, until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Add bok choy and sauce

Wipe out the wok and quickly cook the bok choy (2 - 3 mins) . Add the sauce

Flank steak or Top-Blade steak is the small shoulder cut from the chuck region

Cook Time

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2 - 4


  • 1 TBLspn vegetable oil
  • 500 g thinly sliced flank steak
  • 4 heads baby bok choy
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 TBLspns rice vinegar
  • 1 TBLspn grated fresh ginger
  • 1 TBLspn brown sugar


  1. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and sugar
  2. Chop up the bok choy. Cut leaves into wide strips and stems into thin strips
  3. Heat the oil in wok or large frying pan/ skillet over high heat.
  4. Season the steak with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  5. Cook the steak, turning often, until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  6. Wipe out the skillet. Add the bok choy and ¼ cup water and simmer, covered, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Add the sauce mix to the bok choy in the wok and bring to a boil.
  8. Add the steak and any accumulated juices and cook, tossing, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve over rice.
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Bok Choy

Bok Choy or Pak Choi

One half cup of raw bok choy, about 56 grams, contains just 10 calories, no fat and low sodium. It's high in vitamins C and A and a good source of calcium.

Just wash the bok choy, chop it and lightly steam it.

When you buy bok choy, choose stalks which are pure white and firm. Avoid leaves with brown spots. It will keep for up to three days in the frig.

The Breath of a Wok - First season your wok ....

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    • JohnMichael2 profile image

      JohnMichael2 5 years ago

      love it.... thanks for the recipe

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This looks so good, I can almost smell it! I love stir fries, and I love Bok Choy. Will be seeing if we can try this soon. Nicely done, blessed.

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      Kumarastylez 6 years ago

      oh its time for me to make something to eat :) really nice lens and thank you for sharing this with us!

    • SaintFrantic profile image

      SaintFrantic 6 years ago

      Getting really hungry from you lenses.Thanks for sharing

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      Excellent lens! You've made my mouth water. Many is the time I've made Beef with Boy Choy.

      I add finely chopped fresh ginger and Vidalia onion wedges just before the garlic and toss in a cornstarch/sesame oil/tamari solution toward the end. And I've never thought of adding fresh basil, but will have to try that. My only complaint about wok cooking is that fine oily mist which settles everywhere within a 3-foot radius. Rolling this to my Laftovers lens.

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      Susan Deppner 9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Didn't know bok choy was a source of calcium. Great recipe!

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      Jeff Wendland 9 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      Great looking recipes, I love Bok Choy