Fish with Bok Choy

Loaded with whole grains and seafood, this uncomplicated Fish with Bok Choy and brown rice recipe is a complete meal that’s ready in minutes.

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Fish with Bok Choy

Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 8 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 11 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 8 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 11 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 filet white fish
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 baby bok choy, quartered
  • 1 tsp soy sauce


  • Crisp bok choy, flakey white fish, and nutty Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice are a great combo paired with ginger, sesame oil and soy sauce in this delicious dish. Though this dish is simple to put together, it has plenty of complex flavors!  

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Salt and pepper both sides of the fish filet.

    Step 3

  • Melt butter in a medium skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook fish for 2 minutes on each side. Remove fish from pan and keep warm.

    Step 4

  • Add sesame oil and ginger to skillet. Sauté for 1 minute.

    Step 5

  • Add bok choy and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add soy sauce and stir to incorporate. Top rice with fish and bok choy.

Bok Choy Basics

To prep bok choy, begin by rinsing the leaves just before preparing your meal. Then, make sure to thoroughly wipe the bok choy dry — even in those interior crevices. Slice off a sliver of the stalk, then quarter the bok choy. Cut it in half, then flip each half so it lies flat on your cutting board, and halve them again. 

With a short burst of high heat, you can really bring out bok choy’s nutty notes and irresistible flavor. Getting perfectly charred bok choy just requires a little patience. Just make sure to keep an eye on your veggies – you don’t want to miss out on that enticing crunch!  Place quartered pieces, cut side down, and resist flipping for a minute or two

Why White Fish?

For those who have a busy schedule, white fish is an ideal protein. Not only does it cook up nice and quickly, but it’s also quite versatile!

White fish is neutral and mild, so it absorbs all the flavors from the dish rather than being overpowering. If your schedule doesn’t leave much time to buy fresh fish, simply stock up on quality frozen filets. You won’t have to worry about the 2-4 day short shelf life and a frozen filet still soaks up all those flavors just as well as fresh fish. Simply select the variety that works best for you.

Quick: There are a couple of varieties of fish that are generally found thinly-sliced. Because these filets cook quite quickly, they can be prone to overcooking – just keep your eye on them and you won’t have a problem. Halibut has a delicate flavor. However, if you want to add nutty and sweet notes to your dish, select snapper

Foolproof: Dense and flaky, cod is particularly easy to prepare. It’s a great option when a recipe calls for plenty of herbs and spices. Another flaky fish, grouper is simple to grill, smoke, roast or bake, making it a particularly versatile variety of fish.

Want a fish with bolder flavor? Take a page from the TikTok recipe book and whip up this savory Salmon Bowl.

If you are looking for other meal ideas, try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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