Whether you call it Pac Choi, Bok Choy, Chinese Cabbage or White Mustard Cabbage, there’s no debate over the deliciousness of this Asian green! A member of the Brassica family, Pac Choi has several sturdy white stems surrounded by luscious, deep green leaves that taste like a cross between spinach and mild cabbage. This lovely green also happens to be a nutritional powerhouse, and it is chock full of iron, folic acid, beta-carotene and bone-building calcium.
Pac Choi shines brightest when paired alongside flavors like coconut milk, garlic, ginger, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, sesame seeds, and miso sauce. This is the ideal green for stir-frys, soups, stews, and scrambling into eggs or fried rice. The leaves and stalks have a wonderful crisp texture, so be sure to toss them into your dish towards the end of cooking, so the greens don’t collapse into to sad, wilty heap. And don’t forget about those brilliant stems! After stripping off the leaves, the stems can be sautéed, sliced thinly in salads, chargrilled, or pickled.
Store Pac Choi in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, where it will keep for 3-5 days.