Pac Choi Stir Fry
Why I Love This Recipe
FEATURING: Kale, broccoli, onion, pac choi (or other leafy green), sweet peppers, carrots, and white turnips.
A beautiful sweet & tangy stir fry only sightly tweaked from Love & Lemons: https://www.loveandlemons.com/bok-choy-stir-fry/
You can also make it with your favorite teriyaki or peanut sauce to change things up!
Ingredients You'll Need
3 Tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
3 Tablespoons rice vinegar (or a bit more or less- according to taste)
2 teaspoon fresh lime juice, plus extra lime slices for serving
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon minced ginger
2 small garlic clove (or garlic scape), minced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 Tablespoons sunflower oil
8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced (optional)
1 head broccoli, florets chopped, stems peeled & diced
1/4 onion, peeled and chopped (or 2 green onions, chopped)
1 Pac Choi (or 2 small Bok Choy), sliced vertically into quarters
1-2 sweet peppers, seeded and chopped lengthwise and then cut in half to have long strips
1-2 carrots, julienned
1-2 white turnips (rabioles), julienned
½ cup frozen edamame (optional)
8 ounces soba noodles or asian noodles of your choice (you can also make it on pasta for a more fusion-food feel or if that is what you have handy)
OPTIONAL ADD-INS FOR SERVING
4 teaspoons sesame seeds
Sambal or sriracha, for serving
A bit more lime, cut in quarters
MAKE THE SAUCE: Stir together the tamari, rice vinegar, lime juice, maple syrup, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. Set aside.
MAKE THE PASTA: In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the noodles according to the package directions until al dente. Drain, rinse and set aside (or leave them in cold water or toss with a little oil to prevent clumping).
MAKE THE STIR FRY: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shiitake mushrooms (if using) and broccoli, stir to coat then let cook 1 to 2 minutes until the mushrooms begin to soften and the broccoli begins to brown. Give the pan a good shake and stir, then add the onions, Pac Choi, sweet pepper and edamame. Cook, stirring occasionally for another 2 minutes, until the pac choi and broccoli are tender but still vibrant.
Add the carrots and white turnips (if using), noodles and toss. Add the sauce, toss again. Add a squeeze of lime. Taste and adjust seasonings. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with extra lime slices and sambal or sriracha on the side (optional).