Pressure Cooker Bok Choy (Pak Choi)


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Pressure Cooker Bok Choy. A delicious Chinese cabbage, bok choy (also known as pak choi) is delicious steamed in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Load your bok choy with your favourite Chinese seasonings and let it steam in 0 minutes.

Pressure Cooker Bok Choy (Pak Choi)

Pressure Cooker Bok Choy

Pressure Cooker Bok Choy is a Chinese cabbage, that you steam once in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker and you’ll want to eat over and over again.

In fact, as soon as the photos were taken for my pressure cooker bok choy, I had managed to eat it all in a couple of minutes.

Kyle our teen came down and I had that guilty “I ate all the food” look on my face. So poor Kyle didn’t get the chance to find out just how delicious bok choy really is.

On a side note, he always eats the last of everything I want to eat, so at least mum got her own back, this one time!

I picked my bok choy on yellow stickers at the local English supermarket. Rather ironic really.

Its never available at our local Chinese supermarket, but you can head to the English one and find it with big writing on it, telling me that it was made in England.

Not exactly the place where you would expect to find your bok choy supplies.

The first thing I thought, after putting it into my shopping trolley, was think to myself how amazing bok choy would be in the pressure cooker.

You could retain the flavour of the bok choy, add your favourite Chinese seasonings and then have it as either a small healthy snack, or on the side of your chicken or fish.

Pressure Cooker Bok Choy vs Pak Choi

Pressure Cooker Bok Choy (Pak Choi)

Some of you might be confused as bok choy is also known as pak choi. I was too when I was reading up on it. It is also known as Chinese cabbage too.

It grows in parts of Asia. Especially, in the Philippines, Thailand and in China.

But because we all buy it from different parts of the world, the name can vary. I noticed that Americans associated it most with bok choy, whilst us Brits know it better as pak choi. A bit like the way they call it zucchini and we call it courgette.

If I was you, to make it easier, just refer to it as delicious Chinese cabbage!

How To Steam Pressure Cooker Bok Choy?

Pressure Cooker Bok Choy is so easy to cook. I kind of think of it like kale or spinach. It has an amazing depth of flavour when seasoned and will shrink compared to how much you decided to cook.

When you open the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, you’ll be wondering where the rest of it went. But it tastes so, so good, that you will want to go out and buy some more bok choy to steam.

To cook pressure cooker bok choy it is simple as this:

  • Give the bok choy a quick clean and trim
  • Mix it with your favourite Chinese seasonings
  • Load it into your Instant Pot steamer basket
  • Cook for zero minutes
  • Binge on it

It really is that simple. Though the last part is so me. I love Chinese food and with the bok choy I couldn’t stop eating it and shared it with NO ONE.

I normally share my food, but bok choy turns me into a greedy pig!

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I probably get to it once every 2 years, as it is a 7 hour drive from where we live, but its in my favourite holiday area.

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Pressure Cooker Bok Choy In 0 Minutes

If you’re new to the Instant Pot and wonder what 0 minutes cooking means, well in a nutshell its fast cooking!

When the Instant Pot cooks, it first goes to pressure and then cooks for your desired amount of time. To cook at zero minutes means you take it to pressure and that’s it. It makes cooking vegetables like bok choy very fast indeed.

Pressure Cooker Bok Choy (Pak Choi)

Pressure Cooker Bok Choy (Pak Choi)

Pressure Cooker Bok Choy. A delicious Chinese cabbage, bok choy (also known as pak choi) is delicious steamed in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Load your bok choy with your favourite Chinese seasonings and let it steam in 0 minutes.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Servings: 1
Calories: 86kcal

Ingredients

Kitchen Gadgets:

Recipe Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Clean and toss the bok choy into a mixing bowl.
  • Peel and thinly dice your garlic.
  • Peel and thickly slice your ginger cube.
  • Add everything to the mixing bowl and toss your bok choy for a minute until it is well coated.
  • Place into the steamer basket and lower into the Instant Pot, onto the trivet.
  • Place a cup of water at the bottom of the Instant Pot inner pot.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and cook for zero minutes on manual.
  • Serve warm with fish, chicken or tofu.

Notes

I don’t use any salt in this recipe, that is because the soy sauce gives it enough of a salt kick. When it has finished cooking a little of the soy sauce will go into the bottom of the inner pot.
 
Splash some water into it, otherwise when it comes to cleaning it after you have eaten, you’ll end up with a soy sauce build up. As you pour the bowl of bok choy into the steamer basket, place any spare strands of ginger and garlic on top. It will help bring out the flavour as it cooks in the pressure cooker.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1202mg | Potassium: 909mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 13405IU | Vitamin C: 138.5mg | Calcium: 378mg | Iron: 5.8mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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