Keto egg roll in a bowl is a quick, easy, and healthy dinner ready in under 10 minutes! A deconstructed egg roll that tastes SO good, you won’t miss the carbs! 2 grams net carbs per serving.
Whenever I visit a Chinese restaurant, I always scan the appetizer list for egg rolls.
Traditional egg rolls are typically deep-fried and packed with calories. While delicious, the best part of them is definitely the filling! Luckily, you can skip the high calorie, high fat, and high carb wrappers and enjoy this deconstructed egg roll in a bowl!
Why this keto egg roll in a bowl recipe will have you mesmerised-
- The entire recipes comes together in just 10 minutes, including prep time! There is no extensive chopping, slicing, or dicing.
- Not only is this dish low in carbs but it is healthy too- It’s full of protein and fiber!
- It’s perfect for a kid friendly dinner, and you can serve it with some rice or cauliflower rice for a complete and balanced meal.
What I love about this deconstructed egg roll in a bowl is how simple yet delicious it is. There are no crazy or hard-to-find ingredients, and you probably have everything in the pantry right this second!
Ingredients to make this recipe
This is everything you’ll need to make deconstructed egg rolls.
- Sesame oil– An extremely flavorful oil that works well in Asian-inspired recipes. A little goes a very long way!
- Garlic, onion, and ginger– Adds extra flavor and key ingredients in egg rolls.
- Ground pork– Traditional egg rolls use ground pork, but you can also use ground beef, ground chicken, or ground turkey. I used lean ground pork, but the higher fat cuts will be more flavorful, albeit a little more fatty.
- Coleslaw mix- Cabbage and carrot are two key ingredients in an egg roll, so skip the hassle of grating and chopping and use coleslaw mix. You get the added bonus of TWO kinds of cabbage (purple and green!).
- Soy sauce– Gluten free, if needed.
- Chili sauce– Sriracha or Sambal oelek.
How do you make egg roll in a bowl
Start by adding the oil into a non-stick pan and placing it over medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic and onion and cook for a minute until fragrant. Next, add the ground pork and use a spatula to break it apart. Fry the pork for 4-5 minutes, until no longer pink. Push the pork to one side and add the coleslaw mix. Combine everything together before adding the soy sauce and chili sauce. Stir fry everything together for a further two minutes, before removing the pan from the heat and serving it.
The beauty of this recipe is how easy it is to customize to change up the flavors and textures!
- Protein– Replace the ground pork with other ground meat, like beef, chicken, or turkey.
- Vegetables– Use other kinds of cabbage like Napa or Chinese, add some bean shoots, or even some zucchini noodles. You can also use broccoli slaw or kale slaw, for a delicious twist.
- Sauces– For a sweet and salty kick, add some oyester sauce or black bean sauce. These aren’t keto friendly though, so you can also add some fish sauce and a tablespoon of brown sugar substitute.
Storing, freezing, and reheating unstuffed egg rolls
- To store: Leftovers can be stored in the freezer, covered, for up to 1 week.
- To freeze: Place the deconstructed egg rolls in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- Reheating: Either microwave the egg roll bowls for 30-second spurts until warm, or in a non-stick pan.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do egg rolls have meat?
Egg rolls don’t always have meat and some of the most delicious ones are completely vegetarian or vegan. If you’d like a vegetarian egg roll in a bowl, replace the ground pork with a ground meat substitute or crumbled tofu.
Are egg rolls and spring rolls the same thing?
Egg rolls and spring rolls are the same things. Countries like Australia, the UK, and New Zealand use the term spring rolls (instead of egg rolls).
Does an egg roll have egg in it?
Egg rolls do not typically contain eggs. The ‘egg’ in the name refers to the egg used in the actual wrappers of traditional egg rolls.
- In a non-stick pan, add the sesame oil and place it over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions, garlic, and ginger, and stir fry for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
- Add the ground pork and break it apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until no longer pink. Push the pork to one side and add the coleslaw mix and add the coleslaw mix. Stir until everything is combined. Add the soy sauce and chili sauce and cook for a further 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
- Remove the pan from the heat and serve in bowls.
** Add more or less to taste.
TO STORE: Leftovers can be stored in the freezer, covered, for up to 1 week.
TO FREEZE: Place the deconstructed egg rolls in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.
TO REHEAT: Either microwave the egg roll bowls for 30-second spurts until warm or in a non-stick pan.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 1002mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg | NET CARBS: 6g
Published at Tue, 12 Oct 2021 08:00:00 +0000