Baby Bok Choy Cups

July 16, 2019

Stella Star Ingredient: Bok Choy

Baby Bok Choy Cups


  • For the filling:

  • 8 baby bok choy, divided

  • 1/2 pound ground chicken

  • 2 scallions, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds (whites and greens)

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1/4 cup water chestnuts, chopped

  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts, roughly chopped

  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

  • Vegetable oil for cooking

  • Black sesame seeds, for garnish

  • Cilantro, for garnish

  • For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

  • Peanut sauce:

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 1/2 lime, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated


  1. Make the sauce:

  2. In a small bowl, combine all of the sauce ingredients and mix together until well combined. Set aside.

  3. Prepare the bok choy:

  4. Cut the leafy green tops off and set aside. Using a paring knife, remove the core of the bok choy. Use a spoon to scoop and hollow out as much of the center as you can. Finely chop up the green tops of the bok choy (you will need about 1/2 cup). Discard the rest.

  5. Make the filling:

  6. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil. Next, add ground chicken and brown for 3 to 5 minutes, breaking up the chicken with the back of a spoon. Add the bok choy tops, followed by the rest of the filling ingredients and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Add the sauce and cook until thickened. Set mixture aside to cool slightly.

  7. Fill and steam the cups:

  8. Fill a large pot with a few inches of water and place steamer inside (make sure water is below the steamer). Cover with a lid and bring water to boil. Fill each bok choy cup with about a half cup of filling. Transfer to steamer and cover with lid. Steam for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on size of bok choy.

  9. Peanut sauce:

  10. In a small bowl, combine all peanut sauce ingredients and whisk until well combined. If too thick, add water to thin out.

  11. Serve bok choy cups with peanut sauce, and enjoy!

Baby Bok Choy Cups