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sautéed Napa cabbage

Sauteed Napa Cabbage

Sauteed Napa Cabbage is stir-fried with garlic, hoisin sauce, ginger, and soy sauce, then finished with sesame seeds and green onions.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Sauteed Napa Cabbage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 124kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 medium Napa cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Clean the cabbage, remove the outer leaves, and slice the cabbage into thick, about 1 inch wide strips.
  • In a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and stir. Cook for about 30-60 seconds.
  • Add the Napa cabbage, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, paprika, sugar, and vinegar. Stir-fry for about 7-8 minutes, until the cabbage softens.
  • Add chopped green onions. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Transfer the cabbage onto a serving platter, drizzle with sesame oil and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
  • Serve warm.



Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 541mg | Potassium: 603mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 1mg