Stir-Fried Cabbage

Many people don’t realize that Napa cabbage, which is named after the Napa Valley region of California where it is cultivated, is actually a type of Chinese cabbage, also called celery cabbage.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1½ Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • ¼ tsp. chili flakes
  • 1 lb. Napa cabbage, cored and cut crosswise into thin strips
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • ¼ cup chicken broth


  • Heat a wok or medium skillet over medium-high heat until it is nearly smoking. Add the oil. When oil is hot, add garlic, chili flakes, and cabbage. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Add chicken broth. Stir-fry cabbage for 3–4 minutes until it is tender but still crisp. Remove garlic before serving.