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Bok Choy Steamed Rice – You Can Taste the Unconventional Wisdom

With all the fancy, grilled summer meats flying around, it’s easy to forget about the side dishes. Nobody wants to spend hours in the kitchen, when they could be outside playing volleyball in jhorts, but with this easy bok choy rice, you can have something way more interesting in the same time as it takes to make plain rice.


I believe we’ve covered this before, but yes, I’m cooking the stems about 15 minutes more than is fashionable. I love a crisp stalk of bok choy as much as the next guy, but here we kind of want it to melt into the rice. Conventional wisdom says to cook quick, but I wanted a softer, sweeter, and more subtly sulfuric grain. Think braised cabbage rolls if you’re still having a problem.

By the way, if your rice package says 2 parts water to 1 part rice, ignore it. Too much water is the main reason people screw up rice. I find 1 1/2 cups of water to each cup of long grain rice works way better, especially in dishes like this. So, ignore those directions, and give this delicious side a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for 4 portions:
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 cup long grain rice
1 large bok choy, separated, and sliced
1 tsp soy sauce, plus more to taste
1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp sambal chili sauce
toasted sesame seeds to garnish

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Has watching The Great British Bake Off got you itching to put on your apron and get baking? We’ve got some beautiful cake recipes to impress friends and family like angel food cake and a brilliant chocolate fingers birthday cake, as well as some classic British bakes from Mary Berry herself. 

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Whatever you’re up to this month, we’ve got the recipes to make September in the kitchen go with a bang.

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