How to Freeze Bok Choy

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Bok choy is a nutritious green that is often found in Asian stir-fry dishes. It has two edible parts; its stalk is similar to cabbage, and its leaves resemble spinach. Since vegetables are not always available year-round, at least not at their freshest potential, here is a great way to freeze bok choy and have the delicious green whenever you crave it.

How to Freeze Bok Choy
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Things You'll Need

  • Fresh bok choy
  • Knife
  • Bowl
  • Colander
  • Pot
  • Stove
  • Plastic freezer bags
Step 1

Cut an inch off the end of the bottom of the stalks of the fresh bok choy.

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Step 2

Soak the bok choy in a big bowl of cold water for a few minutes. Drain into a colander and then rinse it off with cold water until all noticeable dirt has been removed.

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Step 3

Separate the stalks from the leafy greens with your knife.

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Step 4

Bring a pot, 2/3 full of water, to a boil.

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Step 5

Drop the bok choy, both stalks and leaves, into the pot of boiling water for two minutes. Move the bok choy directly from the boiling water to a bowl of cold water immediately after the two minutes has passed.

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Step 6

Drain the cool bok choy in the colander after another two minutes has passed.

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Step 7

Insert the bok choy in plastic freezer bags. Make sure the stalks and greens are flat and that all the air has been removed from the bag before you close it.

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Step 8

Place the bags of bok choy in the freezer until you are ready to use them.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Freeze the bok choy as soon as possible after it has been picked from your garden or purchased from the grocery store.

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