Steamed Bok Choy and Water Chestnuts

From Your Organic Kitchen by Jesse Ziff Cool


1 ½ lbs. bok choy                                             ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro *optional

2 cups vegetable or chicken broth                     1 can (4 oz.) sliced water chestnuts, drained

Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper                2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, thinly sliced                                 ½ orange, cut into wedges


 Cut bok choy heads in halves or quarters lengthwise. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring the broth, garlic, onion, and orange wedges to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add the bok choy and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes more, until the bok choy is tender.  Add the water chestnuts, cilantro (if using), and tamari or soy sauce.  Simmer for 1 minute.  Remove and discard the orange wedges.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve in bowls.