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Ginger Garlic Bok Choy Soup

by Capri Lilly
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This garlicky ginger Bok Choy Soup is easily customizable and ready in less than 25 minutes. It’s a filling soup with mushrooms, bok choy, rice noodles, and your choice of protein. It is gluten-free and can be made vegan by using vegetable broth and your favorite plant-based protein!

If you love quick nourishing soups, you’ll definitely want to try my White Bean Kale Soup or Immunity Boosting Carrot Lentil Soup next!

Bok Choy Soup with Ginger garlic and noodles in a large bowl

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Boy Choy Soup is the perfect soup to make on a chilly day to warm you up. It is super quick to make, while still being ultra-flavorful and nutrient-packed. The base of the soup is ginger, garlic, and broth. It is then filled with a variety of mushrooms, and protein of your choice (I like to add beef and a soft-boiled egg!), and finished with the addition of bok choy and rice noodles.

Bok Choy Soup with Ginger garlic and noodles shown in two large bowls

You’ll Love This Easy Ginger Garlic Bok Choy Soup with Mushrooms & Noodles! It’s

  • A quick, flavorful soup that is easy to make
  • The broth is a delicious mix of garlicky goodness and robust ginger
  • The bok choy is cooked perfectly – no more mushy bok choy in your soup
  • Easily customizable- add shredded beef, shrimp, {cooked} chicken, a soft-boiled egg, tofu, or enjoy the soup as is!
ingredients needed to make bok choy soup: bone broth, rice noodles, garlic, ginger, green onions, sesame oil, coconut aminos, variety of mushrooms, sliced beef

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make This Bok Choy Soup

  • Fresh Ginger & Garlic: This is the base for the soup and provides lots of flavor
  • Broth: Use the broth of your choice. I like to use beef bone broth for added richness and health benefits (It’s full of collagen, protein, and immunity boosting properties!)
  • Mushrooms: Add a variety of mushrooms for the best flavor. I like to use a blend of crimini, shitake, and oyster mushrooms. You can often find a variety pack at your local grocery store or farmers market.
  • Rice Noodles: This soup is gluten-free and to keep it that way, I use rice noodles. The brand I use are vegan and gluten-free: Annie Chun’s Rice Noodles | Amazon
  • Sesame Oil and Coconut Aminos: These work together to amplify the flavor of the soup. If you are not sensitive to gluten, feel free to use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos. I love the flavor of coconut aminos. Here is the one I use: Bragg Coconut Aminos | Amazon
  • Protein of Choice: I like to add shredded beef to my soup and cook it with the mushrooms. You can also add chicken, tofu, or shrimp. However, if you decide to add the chicken be sure it is fully cooked before adding and add it at the very end. You can also skip the protein and enjoy the soup as is or add more of your favorite veggies!

How To Make Ginger Garlic Bok Choy Soup

image steps to show how to make bok choy soup
  1. In a large stockpot or dutch oven over medium heat, add 1 tbsp cooking oil. Saute the chopped ginger and garlic for 1 minute.
  2. Add the mushrooms, scallions, and 1 tbsp sesame oil. Saute for 2-3 minutes, until shallots soften.
  3. If adding shredded beef, add it now and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour in the broth, cover the pot, and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes. Then, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Next, add 2 tbsp coconut aminos, 1 tbsp sesame oil, garlic powder, and salt. Mix well and taste the broth. Adjust the taste as desired: add more coconut amino, salt, red crushed pepper, as desired.
  6. Over medium heat, stir in the rice noodles and cook according to package instructions (typically for about 5-6 minutes). If adding shrimp, cooked chicken, or tofu, add it now.
  7. With a few minutes left until the noodles are done cooking, add the bok choy. Start by cooking the root end of the bok choy for 3 minutes: submerge the root in the liquid, but make sure the leaves are sticking out of the water. Then, submerge the leaves with the root and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Turn off the heat. Add 1 tbsp coconut aminos and 1 tbsp sesame oil, plus more as desired.
  9. Pour into your favorite bowl! Garnish with chopped scallion, red crushed pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and a soft boiled egg (if desired).
finished soup in large pot

How To Cut Baby Bok Choy For Soup?

Start by slightly trimming the root end. Be sure not to cut too much to ensure the bok choy remains intact when cutting. Then, cut the bok choy lengthwise. Rinse the bok choy to remove any dirt and debris. It is now ready to use.

How Long Does It Take To Cook Bok Choy In Soup?

Cooking bok choy in soup is quick and only takes a few minutes! Submerge the root end in the simmering liquid for about 2-3 to cook, then add the leaves and cook for an additional minute. This will give you fully cooked bok choy with the best texture and crunch for your soup –because no one likes soggy vegetables!

What Is The Difference Between Bok Choy and Baby Bok Choy?

Bok Choy and Baby Bok Choy are essentially the same. The major difference is that baby bok choy is harvested sooner, which leads to smaller, tender leaves and a sweeter taste. Bok Choy is a bit heartier and tends to be a bit bitter.

Feel free to use either in this recipe. My preference is baby bok choy!

Flavorful Simple Bok Choy Soup

Bok Choy Soup with Ginger garlic and noodles in a large bowl

I hope you enjoy this Garlic Ginger Bok Choy Soup Recipe! 

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Garlic Ginger Bok Choy Soup

This garlicky ginger Bok Choy Soup is easily customizable is ready in less than 25 minutes. It's a filling soup with mushrooms, bok choy, rice noodles, and your choice of protein. It is gluten-free and can be made vegan by using vegetable broth and your favorite plant-based protein!
5 from 12 votes
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Healthy Options
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil of choice
  • 2.5 tbsp Fresh Ginger, minced
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 3 Scallions, diced (green and white part)
  • 3 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil, divided
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Amino, divided (can sub with soy sauce)
  • 10 oz Mushrooms (use variety: shitake, crimini, portobello, oyster mushrooms)
  • 16 oz Baby Bok Choy (about 4-5 stalks)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder, optional
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Red Crushed Pepper Flakes, optional
  • 6 cups Broth or Bone Broth, plus more as needed
  • 6 oz Rice Noodles, ensure gluten-free if necessary

Optional Add-ins

  • 1 lb Beef flank steak (or cut of choice), very thinly sliced or shredded
  • Soft-boiled egg
  • Toasted Garlic
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Scallion
  • Cooked Chicken

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot or dutch oven over medium heat, add 1 tbsp cooking oil. Saute the chopped ginger and garlic for 1 minute.
  • Add the mushrooms, scallions, and 1 tbsp sesame oil. Saute for 2-3 minutes, until shallots soften. If adding shredded beef, add it now and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in the broth, cover the pot, and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes. Then, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Next, add 2 tbsp coconut aminos, 1 tbsp sesame oil, garlic powder, and salt. Mix well and taste the broth. Adjust the taste as desired: add more coconut amino, salt, red crushed pepper, as desired.
  • Over medium heat, stir in the rice noodles and cook according to package instructions (typically for about 5-6 minutes). If adding shrimp, cooked chicken, or tofu, add it now.
  • With a few minutes left until the noodles are done cooking, add the bok choy.
    Start by cooking the root end of the bok choy for 3 minutes: submerge the root in the liquid, but make sure the leaves are sticking out of the water. Then, submerge the leaves with the root and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Add 1 tbsp coconut aminos and 1 tbsp sesame oil, plus more as desired.
  • Pour into your favorite bowl! Garnish with chopped scallion, red crushed pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and a soft boiled egg (if desired).

Notes

How To Soft Boil An Egg: 
Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the egg(s) and boil for 6 minutes. Immediately transfer the eggs into a bowl of ice water for 1-2 minutes to stop the cooking process. Peel and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.5g | Protein: 12.5g | Fat: 14.3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 4mg

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10 comments

Amy February 2, 2022 - 12:57 am

5 stars
OMG!So many of my favourite ingredients in the one bowl! Recipe was absolutely delicious and by the way my family reacted, look like it will be a main stay in our dinners! Was delicious!

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Capri Lilly February 2, 2022 - 1:13 am

I am so happy to hear that! These are some of my favorite ingredients too! I am glad you and your family enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for leaving a review, Amy 🙂

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Jan February 2, 2022 - 1:35 am

5 stars
Ah yum! this was a hit with the family. Loving the combination of flavours in this soup.

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Capri Lilly February 2, 2022 - 5:42 pm

I am glad you and your family enjoyed it, Jan!

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Andrea February 2, 2022 - 2:23 am

5 stars
this soup is the absolute best! love the flavor combo and how it made me feel so cozy and warm! love it!

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Capri Lilly February 2, 2022 - 5:42 pm

It’s one of my fav cozy soups! 🙂

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Tyanne February 2, 2022 - 2:51 am

5 stars
So much better than a restaurant! This was the best soup I have ever had

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Capri Lilly February 2, 2022 - 5:41 pm

Yess! So glad you like, Tyanne!

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Agnieszka February 3, 2022 - 2:58 am

5 stars
This soup looks absolutely insane! I have a big bok choy in my fridge right now and can’t wait to make this.

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Capri Lilly February 3, 2022 - 4:33 am

Hope you enjoy it!

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