Cooking Stir-fried Spinach with Sesame Seeds

I just love cooking spinach. They're very tasty and easy to cook. They are packed with nutrition, too; so it's great for the entire family.

If you're looking for a new veggie recipe, you may want to check this one out. It's a simple, no-MSG added spinach dish - from my kitchen, to yours.

Cooking Stir-fried Spinach with Sesame Seeds

Read on.

If you check online, you'll find that spinach usually (if not always) has a place in the lists of the healthiest vegetables around. Apparently Popeye wasn't kidding, after all. This dark green leafy vegetable really do offer a LOT of nutritional benefits. That is why I try to add a spinach dish in our meals, as much as I can.

Now, this stir-fried spinach recipe is great if you're in a hurry or simply saving time. It requires only a few minutes to cook since we're avoiding to over-cook the spinach. We preserve most of its nutritional contents this way. (It's the reason why I usually cook under high heat when it comes to veggies.) Also, this dish needs just a few ingredients, so prep cut is also cut short.

Cooking Stir-fried Spinach with Sesame Seeds

Let's begin.

Ingredients in cooking stir-fried spinach with sesame seeds:
- cooking oil
- garlic, crushed and chopped
- spinach, washed and cut

Cooking Stir-fried Spinach with Sesame Seeds

- sesame seeds
- dill tips (optional)

Cooking Stir-fried Spinach with Sesame Seeds

- hot water
- oyster sauce
- fish sauce
- Chinese cooking wine, 1/2 tspn only

Steps in cooking stir-fried spinach with sesame seeds:
1. Heat the pan.
2. Add cooking oil when the pan is heated up.

Putting oil when the pan is already hot and ready prevents the oil from burning up. It also cuts down the waiting time for the oil to be good for frying. You can immediately put in the ingredients (e.g. garlic, fish, meats) a quick while after dropping the oil in the pan.

3. Toss in the garlic.
4. When the garlic turns golden, add the spinach. Stir well.
5. Add water.
6. Season with fish sauce and oyster sauce.
7. Cover the dish.
8. Lower the heat to medium to avoid the dish from drying up.
9. Adjust the flavors, as desired.
10. Add in the dill tips and the Chinese cooking wine.
11. Sprinkle with some sesame seeds.
12. Remove the dish from the pan.
13. Serve with hot rice and a fried dish.

Cooking Stir-fried Spinach with Sesame Seeds

How easy can that get? :)

You may also like my Asparagus and Spinach recipe.

Cooking Stir-fried Spinach with Sesame Seeds


Stir-fried Spinach with Sesame Seeds

5/5 stars
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15-20 minutes
Calories per serving: Low calorie
Fat per serving: Low fat

  • Cooking oil
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Sesame seeds
  • Dill tips
  • Oyster sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • Chinese cooking wine
  • Hot water
Cooking Directions
  1. Saute the garlic in a hot pan with oil.
  2. Add the spinach when the garlic turns golden.
  3. Add water.
  4. Season with fish sauce and oyster sauce.
  5. Let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle some dill tips.
  7. Turn off the pan.
  8. Add Chinese cooking wine and sesame seeds last.
Remember me when you cook!


  1. Nice recipe! <3 I love sesame seeds because it gives that crunch factor in every meal :)

  2. Spinach always reminds me of Popeye and the benefit of vegetables making a person stronger. This looks like a healthy and delicious food to eat.

  3. Spinach for healthy body, like Popeye! As the sweet flavor of the roasted sesame is most intense when ground.

  4. We just eat our spinach raw or cook it with eggs or with sardines or in tinolang manok.. tHanks for the tips.. now I have 2 other choices!

  5. delicious! I never thought to cook spinach with sesame seeds!

  6. healthy and yummy looking recipe.. keep it up!

  7. nice recipe! i cooked this with garlic and lots of chillis and mayalsian special sauce and very yummy!

  8. I love spinach. I use it as a substitute for kangkong in sinigang. I always dreamt how it looked like when I was a kid, because of Popeye, well now, I guess I have as much power as he does now. ;) Thanks for the recipe, I have used similar thing with Baguio pechay but never thought of doing it with spinach. My husband will like it for sure. :)

  9. never heard of dill tip before. but I'm pretty it would add more flavor to the dish

  10. my mom hates sesame.. so i will not try this for her.. but for myself. hahaha

  11. This is a daily fixture in our dining table since my wife simply lover spinach.

  12. I love this pretty quick and easy recipe. Delicious!

  13. I cannot remember if I have eaten spinach or not but I love putting toasted sesame oil to Korean Beef. :D

  14. My friend tried this one when we are on our trip and it's incredibly delicious! I saved this already to my cook book, because I really want to cook this again. Anyway, thank you for sharing your great recipe!

    Beef Stir Fry


I really appreciate your comments. Can't wait to read them!

Quick And Easy Recipes © 2015 | Designed by