Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Best Vegetables Ever

I personally love, love , love vegetables. Can't get enough. And according to the infograph above, these are 14 of the very best vegetables. Hmmm, not so sure of that as I could take or leave bok choy. Yet I'm sure someone out there gives bok choy some love.

As a matter of fact, I found a great recipe from Cooking Light, for vegetable bok choy. Try it and let me know if you like....

Mirin-Braised Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushrooms


2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
baby bok choy, halved lengthwise
1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock 
1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
slices fresh ginger


1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil. Add mushrooms and shallots to pan; cook 5 minutes or until mushrooms begin to brown, stirring occasionally. Remove mushroom mixture from pan.

2. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan. Add half of bok choy, cut sides down, to pan; cook 3 minutes. Remove bok choy from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and remaining bok choy. Return mushroom mixture and bok choy to pan.

3. Stir in stock, mirin, soy sauce, and ginger; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; partially cover, and cook 10 minutes or until bok choy is crisp-tender. Uncover and remove bok choy from pan. Bring liquid to a boil; cook 6 minutes or until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Drizzle liquid over bok choy.