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  • How to Choose Bok Choy
    Look for heads with bright green leaves and crisp white stalks with no holes or discolored spots. Bunches with large leaves are good for soups; narrower heads work well in stir-fries.

  • How to Store Bok Choy
    Refrigerate bok choy unwashed (moisture speeds decay) and loosely wrapped in the vegetable compartment for up to 3 days.

    How to Prepare Bok Choy
    Trim and discard the thick base of the stalks; discard any discolored or tough leaves. Cut or tear the leaves from the stalks, except for baby bok choy, which can be used whole, halved, or quartered. Wash well.

  • How to Cook Bok Choy
    Use bok choy alone as a colourful side or toss into any stir-fried dish—cook the chopped stalks first, then add the leaves. Bok choy adds a boost of nutrition to soups and holds up well to quick braising; be careful not to overcook, as the leaves can become mushy. Baby bok choy can be cooked in the same manner or served raw in a salad or as part of a crudités platter.

    Lori Baird

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