A most surprising and alluring Asian side dish, Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms is a treasure is ideally paired with beef, seafood, or fowl.
Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms

Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms
Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: Korean
Serves: 1
  • 2 Cups vegetarian chicken-flavored broth
  • 5 to 6 shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon (plus) freshly minced garlic
  • 1 inch square freshly minced ginger
  • 4 Cups chopped bok choy or 6 to 7 baby bok choy
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/4 Cup cool water
  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • 1 Cup shredded or sliced bamboo shoots
  • 1 Tablespoon light soy sauce, or to taste
  1. Pour one Cup boiling water over shiitake mushrooms and allow them to sit, covered for 30 minutes.
  2. When they are ready add the cornstarch to 1/4 Cup of cool water and set aside. Slice the mushrooms into bite sized pieces, removing the stems, and pour the soaking liquid into a skillet. Add garlic and ginger. Simmer for a few minutes and then add the mushrooms, the bamboo shoots, the broth and the soy sauce. Simmer for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Steam the boy choy separately (2 to 3 minutes, checking and tossing often). whole baby bok choy may take a little longer.
  4. Add the bok choy to the mixture. Stir in the cornstarch till it's as thick as you like it. Serve over rice.

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