This Egg Roll in a Bowl checks all the boxes. It’s an easy one skillet dinner that whips up in no time. It’s a healthy, lightened up, low carb version of your favorite Chinese appetizer. And it tastes absolutely amazing!
This lightning fast stir fry dish features tender ground meat, veggies, and a delightfully delicious sauce. The next time you crave Asian flavors on a hectic weeknight, skip the takeout, and throw together this 20 minute dinner in a flash.
Now this Egg Roll in a Bowl may not be a traditional or authentic Chinese stir fry, but it sure is delicious. Like, big time delicious. It’s basically a deconstructed egg roll, minus the wrapper.
Like our Egg Roll Soup, the concept is a recent internet craze that seems to have originated in the keto and low carb community, so that they could enjoy these beloved takeout flavors without blowing their diet.
But trust me, keto or not, you’re going to want to dig into this one again and again!
Why You’ll Love Egg Roll in a Bowl
- It’s super quick and easy. From start to finish, you can have dinner on the table in 20 minutes.
- This stir fry is very economical. And you can easily double the recipe to feed larger families.
- If you’re watching your carbs, this recipe is a goldmine, with only 9 grams of net carbs per serving.
- One skillet meal = less cleanup afterwards.
- It tastes simply amazing!
We’ll give you some variations later on, but this is what you need for the basic recipe, which most closely imitates classic egg roll flavors:
- Cooking oil – Any of your favorite stir fry oils, like canola or peanut.
- Ground pork – Our favorite ground meat for Asian dishes. You can also use ground turkey, ground chicken or ground beef.
- Veggies – Cabbage and carrots.
- Aromatics – Ginger and garlic.
- For the sauce – Soy sauce (or liquid aminos for keto), rice vinegar, sesame oil.
- Egg – Optional, but so good there.
- Garnishes – Scallions (green part only) and sesame seeds.
Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe
This one comes together in a flash…
1. Brown the meat: Heat cooking oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground pork, breaking it up with a spatula. Cook till it is no longer pink.
2. Add aromatics: Stir in the ginger and garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes.
3. Stir fry the veggies: Add in cabbage and carrot. Toss well, and stir fry till the vegetables start to soften, but still have a little crunch.
4. Add sauce: Stir in the sauce. Mix well and cook for about a minute,
5. Cook the eggs: Move the meat and vegetable mixture to the perimeter of the pan, leaving a hole in the middle. Add whisked egg into the hole and scramble. Once egg is cooked, stir everything together.
6. Serve: Serve immediately, garnishing with sesame seeds, the green parts of scallions, and your preferred sauce.
What to Serve with Egg Roll in a Bowl
This Egg Roll in a Bowl is a perfect one skillet meal all by itself. It’s healthy, light and low carb. That being said, there are a number of ways to serve it if you’re not watching the carbs.
Like any stir fry, it’s great with some basic white rice. You can also serve it with your favorite Asian noodles. How about a side of our yummy Spicy Noodles?
Believe it or not, it’s awesome as a taco filling. Yep, we’ve done it!
Whether you serve it as a standalone dish, or as part of more elaborate dinner, Egg Roll in a Bowl is especially delicious with a sauce for garnish. Our top pics are Sriracha Mayo (if you want a little kick) or Yum Yum Sauce (for some slightly sweet tanginess).
Is Egg Roll in a Bowl Really Keto?
One serving of Egg Roll in a Bowl has 9 grams of net carbs. So depending on your daily limit, it can be a great dinner, or even lunch, option for you.
To keep it strictly keto, replace the soy sauce with liquid aminos.
- You can very easily replace the ground pork with any other ground meat of your choice like beef or turkey.
- Add other veggies. Mushrooms and bell peppers go great here.
- Give it a spicy kick by adding in some sriracha or Chili Oil.
- Want a time saving hack? Use bagged coleslaw mix, no chopping required!
Leftovers and Storage
Egg Roll in a Bowl is great as leftovers, making it one of our favorite make ahead meal prep options. Refrigerate in an airtight container for 4-5 days. Reheat in the microwave or stovetop till warmed through.
Whether you’re keto or not, you need this Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe in your life. It’s so easy and so, so good. Once you try it, we bet it’s going in your regular weeknight dinner rotation.
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- 1.5 Tbsp cooking oil
- 1 pound ground pork ( or ground turkey /ground chicken /ground beef)
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup carrot, julienne cut
- 5 cups cabbage, shredded
- 1/4 cup soy sauce (liquid aminos for keto)
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- 2 large eggs
- scallions (green parts only), for garnish
- sesame seeds, for garnish
- Heat cooking oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground pork, breaking it up with a spatula. Cook till it is no longer pink.
- Stir in the ginger and garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes.
- Add in cabbage and carrot. Toss well, and stir fry till the vegetables start to soften, but still have a little crunch.
- Stir in the sauce. Mix well and cook for about a minute,
- Move the meat and vegetable mixture to the perimeter of the pan, leaving a hole in the middle. Add whisked egg into the hole and scramble. Once egg is cooked, stir everything together.
- Serve immediately, garnishing with sesame seeds, the green parts of scallions, and your preferred sauce.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 509Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 200mgSodium 1020mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 36g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.
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