How to Microwave Bok Choy
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time1-2 mins
If you're in the hunt for a quick, nutritious side dish, bok choy should be on your list. When cooked in the microwave, bok choy transforms into a tender, vibrant green delight in minutes. Serve it with white rice, add to ramen noodle soups, or toss it into a quick curry!
Bok choy, a staple in Asian cuisine, is known for its crisp texture and flavor profile that's a cross between spinach and mild cabbage. It's loaded with nutrients, keeps well in the fridge, and just needs the help of a few pantry staples to truly shine.
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|Microwave in an Anyday dish||1-2 mins|
All you need to know about microwaving bok choy
How long does it take to cook bok choy in the microwave?
|2 bok choy (halved)||1-2 mins|
|4 bok choy (halved)||3 mins|
|6 bok choy (halved)||5-6 mins|
Usually, it takes approximately 1-2 minutes to microwave 2 heads of bok choy to perfection. To determine if it's done, watch for vibrant green hues and slightly softened, yet crunchy, white portions. You can also check by gently piercing the white stems with a fork; they should be tender without turning mushy.
Can you cook sliced bok choy in the microwave?
Yes, you can. Whether they are sliced or halved, using the same quantity of heads will require approximately the same cooking time. We recommend stirring halfway to ensure even cooking.
How to freeze microwaved bok choy?
To freeze microwaved bok choy, start by microwaving sliced bok choy. Next, transfer them into 1/2 cup Anytime FreezerTrays and freeze for future use.
How to reheat frozen bok choy?
Place the frozen pucks of bok choy in your Anyday cookware and heat for 2-3 minutes per puck or until thoroughly heated.