Bok Choy with Peanut Sauce

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// Bok Choy with Peanut Sauce

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

2-3 mins

Free Time

to load the dishwasher

Steaming bok choy keeps the stalks leaves tender while preserving its nutrients and vibrant color. The richness of the peanut butter and the savoriness of the soy sauce pair wonderfully with the refreshing leafy greens. Enjoy it as a side dish for an Asian-inspired meal or over rice topped with a fried egg.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

Bok Choy, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Chinese, Vegetarian, Peanut Butter, Shallow Dish Side Dishes, Vegetables

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Large Shallow Dish

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The Large Shallow Dish


  • 2 (200g) bok choy, ends trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • black pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Add the oil, peanut butter, mirin, salt, and pepper to the Anyday dish. Whisk to mix thoroughly.
  2. Add bok choy on top of the sauce. It will be a tight fit at first, but the vegetables will shrink as they cook. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  3. Cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until the bok choy is crisp-tender.
  4. Add the soy sauce or tamari and mix well. Garnish with sesame seeds if using.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add hot sauce or chili crunch for a spicy twist.
  • Toss in fresh bean sprouts for a fresh crunch.
  • Use almond butter but a slight sweater result.

Recipe notes

  • Try substituting bok choy with another vegetable, like frozen spinach or asparagus.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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