Recipe and image via Dennis Yuen.

Dennis always posts the most beautiful food photos on Facebook. He’s an improvisational chef, but I’ve asked him to rein it in for this recipe. This barely cooked recipe is great for a hot summer day.
Ingredients and amount are open to your interpretation so use whatever veggies are in your fridge.
I find that crisp and watery veggies taste best as a sharp contrast to the spicy gochujang (Korean red pepper paste, available at the Met Supermarket on 43rd Avenue and 44th Street). Sprouts, radish, lettuce, bok choi, turnip, cabbage all work really well. I also like to add a fried or sunnyside egg just before the final mix in.

Rice – as much as you need
Lettuce, chopped
Turnips, chopped or julienned
Whatever other veggies are in the fridge, chopped or julienned
Protein of choice – shrimp, beef, pork, tofu, egg

1. Cook rice.

2. When rice is almost ready, chop up/julienne whatever veggies are in the fridge, lettuce & tunips are a must.

3. Add protein. In this case, blanched shrimp and a scrambled egg.

4. Mix rice in with veggies. Top with sprouts and egg, if you have.

5. Mix in gochujang to taste.

6. Enjoy!


Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Ginger and Garlic

recipe via Robin Miller

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
8 cups chopped fresh bok choy
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
Salt and ground black pepper

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

2. Add garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute.

3. Add bok choy and soy sauce cook 3 to 5 minutes, until greens are wilted and stalks are crisp-tender.

4. Season, to taste, with salt and black pepper.

Yield: 4 servings

What the veg?

Bok Choy

Bok Choy is a Chinese leaf vegetable.

Bok Choy is a good source of calcium vitamin C and fiber.

3-5 days, refrigerated in a perforated plastic bag.

snow cabbage, brassica rapa

Bok Choy has been grown for over 1300 years.

Cooking tips
Both the leaves and the stalk can be used raw or cooked. It is often also added to hotpot dishes and soups. Baby bok choy is great for braising or stir frying. It is also great raw with dips and in salad.

watercress, dandelion greens