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Bok Choy Bean Sprout Stir Fry

Bok Choy Bean Sprout Stir Fry

We are always keen on a Chinese vegan dish! Today, we are making a delicious Bok Choy Bean sprout stir fry. This recipe is an all-rounder. It has the veggies, the rice, the seasonings, and I even threw in some plant meat for the full effect. You will love it. 

I'm not sure why this recipe hadn't made it to before. I came up with this recipe a while ago, and it's one of our favourite quick and easy meals at home. We love that it is super flavourful and filling without making you feel like you can't move for the next hour. 

The recipe is really basic, but we managed to put together the perfect ingredients to make it incredibly flavourful without much fuss. So, if you need a quick meal throughout the week, this might be what you are looking for. 

As you might already know, I love one-bowl meals. They make your life easier and healthy-eating a lot less complicated. For this recipe, we have the veggies loaded with nutrients. We have some carbs, protein, healthy fats, fibre… we have it all! 

Bok Choy Bean Sprout Stir Fry ingredients

To keep it simple yet still nutrient-rich, I'm simply adding bok choy and bean sprouts. Both veggies are highly nutritious, low on calories, have amazing health benefits, and taste incredible. Sometimes simple is best.

Since I wanted this dish to be a bit more filling, I added a meat substitute to the recipe. Nowadays, we have many meat substitutes to choose from, and they are becoming more readily accessible in many parts of the world, which is great news for us! We have more options to choose from depending on what we are making. We don't have to use tofu for absolutely everything! 

Don't get me wrong, I love tofu, but I also love having options and sharing with you the different possibilities. So, we are using seitan, a protein-rich meat substitute made out of wheat gluten, for this recipe. 

Bok Choy leaves

Seitan has been used in Asian cuisine, especially in China, for centuries. It has a very chewy, hearty texture, so it really resembles the texture of meat. Its beauty is that it absorbs the taste of whatever you are cooking with it, so it's a super versatile ingredient to have in your kitchen. 

If you are new to seitan, I recommend getting it from your local Asian market. It's popular in Asian cuisine so you can be sure they will have it. I've seen it canned in some supermarkets as well. And I know health food also have Seitan, but the options there are usually a bit more expensive. 

To get our Chinese vegan dish right, we need a sauce. The sauce is what will give seitan the perfect taste. I mixed maple syrup, light soy sauce, and a bit of toasted sesame oil. I like to whisk these ingredients in a small bowl, but you can also add them straight into the pan to save yourself a step.

Serve this delicious dish on a bed of brown rice and you will be delighted!

Bok Choy Bean Sprout Stir Fry close up

Prep time
5 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 2
Allergens: Soy


For the rice

  • ¾ cup brown long grain rice
  • 1½ cups water

For the vegetables

  • ½ lb baby bok choy (separate the leaves and wash)
  • 4 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 oz meat imitation seitan
  • 2 cups mung bean sprouts (washed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tsp toasted sesame oil


  1. Cook the rice until soft for about 20 minutes in water.
  2. Heat up the olive oil in a big wok or frying pan over high heat and add the saitan slices, stir fry for about 1-3 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, give it a quick stir, then add the mung bean sprouts.
  4. Add the bok choy leaves and stir fry for more minute.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients, give it a good stir and adjust taste before serving, enjoy!

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