Baby Bok Choy with Yellow Bell Peppers

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Baby bok choy, stir fried with sliced yellow bell peppers, green onions, and sesame oil.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

There are certain routines in our family for which I am unendingly grateful. One is that at the dinner table there is always a green vegetable of some sort.

I may not have loved some veggies as a child, but as an adult, I crave them. If not for the fact that the other members of my family love their greens too, I could easily eat an entire serving bowl of pretty much any of the veggies that regularly grace our table.

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This baby bok choy dish by my mother, case in point. I think I ate most of the bowl, and then begged her to make it again the next day so I could get some good photos. (Baby bok choy, baby bok choy, try saying that 3 times fast!)

Baby Bok Choy with Yellow Bell Peppers

Wonderfully simple, with bok choy, peppers, and green onions fresh from the farmers market, this stir-fry doesn’t even need added salt, there is enough naturally in the bok choy itself.


Updated from the recipe archive. First posted 2009.

Baby Bok Choy with Yellow Bell Peppers Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 as a side

For an added touch you can include some pine nuts in step one.


  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil, canola oil, or rice bran oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 large yellow bell peppers, stem and seed pod removed and discarded, sliced (about 2 cups sliced)
  • 4 green onions, chopped, including green parts that are not dried out
  • 1 lb baby bok choy, bottom root ball cut off and discarded, rinsed thoroughly, torn into smaller pieces


1 Sauté onions and sliced bell peppers: Heat a tablespoon each of peanut oil and sesame oil in a large sauté pan on high heat.

Add the sliced yellow peppers and chopped green onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. (Keep a watch so that the onions don't burn.)

2 Add the bok choy: Lower the heat and add the bok choy. Stir to coat with the oil in the pan. Cook only until the bok choy has wilted. The thicker, whiter ends of the baby bok choy should still be somewhat crunchy.

Serve immediately.

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Nydia Medina

    AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!! My whole family loved it. Now have many more ways to cook bok choy. Tomorrow I will try it with fish Tofu. YUMMMY!

  2. Esther

    I made this today and it was very simple + good! My boyfriend (who hates peppers) even ate every last bit. Thanks!

  3. Gilbert

    I love bok choy and other Asian greens- they make such easy stir-fries.

    My stir-fry method is slightly different though- I keep the heat constant throughout. I normally eat green onions raw so I’d add them last as a garnish. Personally, I don’t mix green onions with bok choy as green onions are quite pungent and can overpower the bok choy’s flavour.

    As a finishing touch, I add about 1-2 tsp of sesame oil to the pan just before serving. This adds some extra flavour (sesame oil loses a lot of its flavour when heated) and makes the vegetables all nice and glossy.

  4. Zylo

    I used regular bok choy and a leek instead of the ugly green onions I found. So good. I’ve never used leeks before, but they were delicious. This was even better the next day thrown in an omelette.

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  5. Liz Walter

    Hi Elise So I read this post a few days ago and thought that it looked pretty good and definately should go on the must try list. Well last night I made a strata for supper (I had old bread and leftovers etc) and I remembered that I had some baby bok choy bought last week. I thought that I’d make this dish as a side. Well I remebered bok choy, yellow peppers, sesame + reg oil but not the other ingredients and my computer was out of reach (ok-it wasn’t out of reach but if I go to it I usually get sidetracked)-so I set to making it. I also added a splash of soya sauce because I thought that was in recipe too. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!! I bet it would have been even better with the green onions and pine nuts but WOW! Thank you for posting. My husband liked it too.

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