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Yu Choy Stir-fry
China

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DoAhead:  
4 side  
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20 min  
Prep
A nice, simple stir fry with good flavor - great for days when you're not up to anything more complex. It is also very good made with Shanghai bok choy (sold as "baby bok choy"). This recipe lends itself to many variations, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Use as a side dish or as a light vegetarian main dish. See also Chicken with Yu Choy and Pork with Yu Choy.


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Soy Sauce
Oyster Sauce
Stock
Rice Wine (2)
Salt
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Oil
Prep   (10 min)
  1. Rinse Yu Choy and cut it whichever way you like. Stems do not need to be held separate unless they are quite large but I usually do
  2. Mix all Sauce items.
RUN   (8 min)
  1. In a wok or spacious sauté pan heat Oil and stir in Yu Choy Stems (if separate) and fry stirring about 2 minute, then stir in leaves until coated with oil.
  2. Stir in Sauce Mix and bring to a boil. Continue to cook, turning the greens frequently, until Yu Choy stems are crisp tender, about 3 minutes..
  3. Serve hot with plenty of steamed long grain rice.
NOTES:
  1. Yu Choy:   This is an edible version of the plant that produces the seeds canola oil is made from. It is now widely grown in North America and readily available in most markets serving an East or Southeast Asian community. For details see our Yu Choy page. You can use other forms of choy as alternatives if you give the stems a little more lead time over the leaves. Shanghai bok choy (sold as "baby bok choy") is particularly good in this recipe. For details see our Cabbage Greens page.
  2. Rice Wine: Use a good drinkable Chinese rice wine. The cooking versions are heavily salted and not that good to start with. If you don't have the rice wine use a dry sherry. Sake, though made from rice, is not considered a good substitute. For details see our Chinese Rice Wine page.
  3. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch ar=as required tt=to taste
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