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Thursdays with Ellie Krieger… Sesame Stir Fried Chinese Greens

Sesame Stir Fried Chinese Greens

Before I get into this week’s Craving Ellie in my Belly recipe, I wanted to tell you all that Aggie’s Kitchen was included in RN Central’s Top 100 Healthy Mom Blogs! I was very excited and honored about this since this is my first time ever being included in any type of “list”…go check it out, there are so many mom related blogs listed full of lots of great information!!
Thank you so much RN Central!

Sesame Stir Fried Chinese Greens

Now on to this week’s recipe…Sesame Stir Fried Chinese Greens. This recipe was chosen by Joanne of Apple Crumbles…don’t you just love that name? 😉 Check out the CEimB group page to see how everyone cooked up this recipe!

I used a combination of Napa Cabbage and Bok Choy and served it with Mary Ann’s Zucchini and Chicken Stir Fry. I thought the greens turned out very good, but mine seemed to be a bit watery. I think it might have been my fault, I didn’t really take the time to dry them out after rinsing them so a lot of the leftover water must have landed into the pan. I am curious to see what everyone else in the CEimB group thinks of this recipe, I felt like it might have been missing something…maybe it needed a little kick or something? It still was a great, quick and light side dish…perfect for an Asian inspired meal. I think next time it would go perfect with a nice piece of marinated grilled chicken or fish.

Print Recipe

Sesame Stir Fried Chinese Greens


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 pounds baby bok choy or Napa cabbage, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. In a wok or large frying pan heat the oil over high heat until very hot. Add the bok choy and stir-fry until they begin to soften slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil and cook until just done, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Recipe by Ellie Krieger

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Sesame Stir Fried Chinese Greens


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28 Responses to “Thursdays with Ellie Krieger… Sesame Stir Fried Chinese Greens”

  1. Erica posted March 5, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    CONGRATS on making the list! Your blog is wonderful and you totally deserve it!

    This is a great Ellie recipe that I have never seen before. It looks great. Maybe adding some red pepper flakes would give it that kick you’re looking for?

    Yes, we finally did move in! I am so thrilled to have a real kitchen!

  2. Aggie posted March 5, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you Erica!

    Yes, I am thinking the red pepper flakes would be exactly what it needed for that extra kick, I’ll be adding them next time for sure!

    I LOVE your kitchen!! 🙂

  3. The Food Librarian posted March 5, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Congrats on the list. So well deserved! This recipe looks delicious and healthy!

  4. Katherine Aucoin posted March 5, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Congrats on making the top 100 list Aggie!

    Loving the stir fy it looks so quick and tasty!

  5. applecrumbles posted March 5, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Congratulations! Good job.
    As for the greens, there’s been a couple of people saying they thought they were a bit bland. I used a saltier soy sauce and mine were ok. Maybe that was the “bland-ing” culprit?! Thanks for cooking along!

  6. Leslie posted March 5, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    They dont look watery at all to me!

  7. posted March 5, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Congrats on making the “RN List,”, of course.

    I’m not sure about red pepper flakes, but this looks delicious and, definitely, this will be what’s for dinner.

  8. Maria posted March 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Congrats to you! That is great news. Your blog is well deserving!
    The recipe looks tasty. The more veggies the better!

  9. Bob posted March 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Congratz on making the list! The greens look delicious, I love sesame.

  10. Sara posted March 5, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I really enjoyed this, I love the flavor of the toasted sesame oil. Too bad you didn’t love it, but your pictures looks fabulous.

  11. 5 Star Foodie posted March 5, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Congratulation on making this list! Sesame greens look fantastic!

  12. Mary Ann posted March 5, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Congrats on making the list! You are a super healthy mom and I love you blog.
    Your greens look great. We had alot of extra liquid too, but it was yummy for how fast it was to throw together.

  13. Peggy posted March 5, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    That’s great about making the list! How exciting and you deserve it. I like that you added cabbage with your bok choy!

  14. Pam posted March 5, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I love Ellie’s recipes. This looks light, healthy and tasty.

  15. Pamela posted March 5, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Congratulations on being included on that list! That’s so cool! I enjoyed this one a lot and I’m looking forward to trying it again.

  16. Cathy posted March 5, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Oh, congrats on making the list! That is awesome . . . you are awesome!

    I am regretting not making this — it looks like a really great and easy side. I will be sure to add some red pepper flakes when I do make it!

  17. Helene posted March 5, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Congratulations! This is good news. I have Ellie’s cookbook. I’ll look up for this recipe.

  18. melissa posted March 5, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Aggie, that’s awesome! 😀

    Funny, I’m at the conclusion of Healthy Appetite on FN right now. I really like Ellie Krieger’s stuff.

  19. Debbie posted March 6, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Congrats on making the list…sounds very exciting. The Ellie Krieger recipe looks great. Very healthy too!

  20. Leslie posted March 6, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Congratulations on making the list!

    Your greens look awesome! This was a wonderful recipe!

  21. biz319 posted March 6, 2009 at 3:16 am

    Aggie – great job! You should be so proud!

    I need to try more of Ellie’s recipes – I kind of find her show boring, so I usually kind of fast forward through it!

    Your dish looks devine!

  22. Gloria Chadwick posted March 6, 2009 at 4:11 am

    Congratulations on making the Healthy Mommy list! 🙂 Your stir-fry looks really good!

  23. Paula posted March 6, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Oh Aggie! Congratulations! You totally deserve it. I can’t tell you how many times I think about “what would Aggie do?” when I’m looking at a recipe that needs “healthing up”! Sesame Stir Fried Chinese Greens sounds terrific! YUM!

  24. Ninette Enrique posted March 7, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Hi Aggie,

    Congrats on your the recognition of your blog. Bok choy naturally has a lot of water in it, but even if it was a little wet, it doesn’t matter if you’re cooking at high heat. I looked at the recipe. 2 tbs. low sodium soy sauce doesn’t seem like enough to me for 2 lbs. bok choy — definitely add a little more salt. Plus, garlic (3 cloves, minced), ginger (2 tsp.), and a hot sauce like Sriracha (Thai chili sauce) would be welcome additions. I’d add more sesame oil too, but then it would be higher in fat as well…

  25. Kerstin posted March 7, 2009 at 2:43 am

    My hubby once brought bok choy home from the grocery store on a whim and I had never cooked it before (this is what happens when he doesn’t have a list!). After searching the internet, this is the recipe I used! Yummy! Love your blog.

  26. Priscilla posted March 8, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Congrats on getting on that list! You’re food look really good!

  27. Bridgett posted March 8, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations on making the list, very well deserved in my opinion. I don’t think I have ever come across this recipe of Ellie’s before…shows how much I paid attention when looking at her book! This looks fabulous!

  28. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted March 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Ok I’m stalking your blog and had no idea you loved Ellie so much!! (Have we talked about this?) I am a huge fan and finally got to meet her in 2011 – it was a dream come true!! She is so sweet. LOVE that you love her!

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