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How do you cook bok choy?

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Bok choy can be cut in half and braised in a stock, chopped with onion and sauteed with pre-cooked vegetables and rice, drizzled with olive oil and grilled, added to soups a few minutes before the end of the cooking time and used in stir-fries. Bok choy can also be eaten raw.

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How do you cook bok choy?
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Bok choy is a vegetable from the cabbage family. Its other names are pak choy, pak choi and bok choi. Bok choy is known for its mild flavor, which makes it perfect for stir-fries. Baby bok choy plants are popular for salads. This vegetable is often eaten raw or cooked in stir fries and other dishes. Bok choy is also used in landscaping for the contrast between its white stalks and dark green leaves.

Bok choy has been imported to the U.S. from China. However, it can be grown in North America. It is an annual vegetable and is propagated by seed. The plant emerges, within four to seven days after sowing. To prevent bolting of young plants, gardeners are advised to wait until after frosts are gone in spring before planting the seed or a seedling. Bok choy grows in full sun or partial shade. In partial shade, the plants might be protected from bolting. To ensure crops, gardeners must keep the soil moist and well-drained.

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