A wok full of gluten free Beef and Bok Choy.


Beef and Bok Choy is one of those everyday recipes my family enjoys. I know my pantry includes the necessary ingredients; gluten free hoisin sauce, fish sauce, Chinese five spice powder and rice noodles. Knowing this I can simply add bok choy to my grocery list and make this quick weeknight stir-fry anytime.

Tips for Wok Cooking

In the new year I welcome the idea of eating healthier foods. To make more home cooked meals I highly recommend getting into wok cooking. A sturdy, flat-bottom wok has many uses and I couldn’t live without it. The large surface area of a wok is ideal for the quick stir-fry method.

It holds loads of vegetables that can easily be stirred without falling out of the pan. That’s exactly what I’m looking for when I think of quick, healthy everyday meals.

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Beef and Bok Choy, an easy everyday meal.

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Bok Choy and Other Cruciferous Vegetables

Bok choy is a cruciferous vegetable. These vegetables are packed with vitamins, fiber and disease-fighting phytochemicals. They’re part of the mustard family and include bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, arugula, cabbage, collard greens and many more leafy greens. It also includes some vegetables that are not green such as cauliflower, turnip and radish. Cruciferous vegetables are good for you so in the spirit of healthy eating I am planning to cook and eat more of them this year and every year.

Teach your kids to say cruciferous vegetables and they’ll be on their way toward living a healthy lifestyle.

Organize For Success

When I buy ground beef I chose a large package and freeze it into amounts I need for certain dishes. This recipe calls for three-quarters of a pound (or half a pound is fine) so I freeze that amount and write For Beef & Bok Choy on the label. This label serves as a reminder for me to make this dish with the added benefit that it is already the amount I need.

A Little Pantry Tip

No matter what ingredients I have in my pantry, fridge or freezer I always want to know what else I can make with them. You can read my post on a basic gluten free Asian pantry for more ideas but here are a few recipes that use some of the same ingredients as this recipe.

Do you have a tip or a method that works for keeping the food in your kitchen moving? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

More Wok Recipes

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Beef and Bok Choy Stir Fry

Beef and Bok Choy is a quick everyday stir fry, the kind that busy people love. Bok choy is a healthy cruciferous vegetable and this is a great way to include it in your diet.
Author: Cinde Little
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: asian
Keyword: Beef and Bok Choy Stir Fry



  • ¼ cup Thai chile sauce
  • 2 Tbsp gluten free Hoisin sauce
  • Tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • ½ Tbsp fish sauce


  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut in 2” strips
  • 4-5 heads baby bok choy or half a head of regular bok choy, washed and cut in thick slices
  • 8 oz wide rice noodles


  • 2 tsp vegetable
  • 12 oz ground beef
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • tsp Chinese five spice powder


  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro


  • Mix sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Prep vegetables and set aside.
  • Place rice noodles in large bowl, cover with boiling water for 5 minutes or hot tap water for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in wok over high heat.
  • Add ground beef, onion, garlic and five spice powder. Stir-fry until meat looses its pink colour.
  • Add carrots, bok choy and sauce. Stir-fry until bok choy wilts, about 3 minutes.
  • Add noodles, stir to combine and allow noodles to warm up.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.
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