Packed with veggies, tender pork and a homemade Asian inspired sauce with fresh ginger and garlic this Egg Roll in a Bowl is a quick 15 minute dinner. A fun deconstructed savory, one pot Chinese-American inspired stir fry is an easy and delicious quick meal.
Crisp veggies make this a quick and healthy – easy weeknight dinner. Egg Roll in a Bowl is just like a tasty egg roll - still full of all the best ingredients and flavors just without the deep fried wrapper. Which means you can enjoy your Chinese takeout favorites from home but with none of the guilt!
One of our family goals this year has been to eat more veggies. And the only way that was happening was if the veggies are a part of the main course itself. This recipe makes it so much easier to stay on track.
Some of our other favorite veggie packed meals are Sweet and Spicy Chili, Sheet Pan Parmesan Chicken and Veggies, and Zucchini Pesto Lasagna. Then if looking for other simple 15 minute meals you've got to check out our Honey Garlic Meatballs and our easy Creamy Tomato Soup.
Egg Roll in a Bowl, made with fresh ingredients like these comes together so quick for a savory and filling meal. It doesn't get any better than this.
- Olive Oil
- Green Onion
- Ground Ginger
- Minced Garlic
- Ground Pork
- Shredded Coleslaw
- Soy Sauce
- Water Chestnuts
- Shredded Carrots
🍳 Step-by-Step Instructions
Firstly, in a pan over medium high heat add your oil. Then go ahead and add part of your chopped green onion to the pan. Make sure to stir consistently.
Afterwards stir the onions for about 2 minutes. Then add the minced garlic to the pan for your Egg Roll in a Bowl. Letting your garlic sit to sauté for about half a minute.
Once your minced garlic is sautéd go ahead and add the ground pork to the pan to brown. Occasionally stir the meat mixture, breaking up any large chunks of meat as it cooks.
Then after the meat is cooked, add the shredded coleslaw, carrots, water chestnuts, ginger and soy sauce to the pan. Continue to stir the mixture until the coleslaw is wilted and cooked through. This should take about 5 minutes.
Then when the Egg Roll mixture is done remove the pan from the heat. Afterwards, add the sweet and sour sauce, cashews and remaining green onion. Give everything a good stir and serve while hot!
👩🏻🍳 Make it Your Own
While Egg Rolls definitely have a traditional ingredient list - that doesn't mean you can't change things up or customize your Egg Roll in a Bowl to your liking. Pork is usually used as the protein source but it is easy to change it for ground beef, shrimp or chicken instead if preferred.
Traditional egg rolls also don’t have any egg in it, but you can totally scramble up an egg and add it to your deconstructed egg roll in a bowl for extra protein.
💭 How to Serve
Egg Roll in a bowl is easily one of our favorite meals. One of the reasons we love it so much is because there are lots of ways you can enjoy it.
Serve up a big bowl and lastly top it off with any of your favorite Asian influenced sauces like sweet chili, plum sauce, hoisin, sriracha or sweet and sour. Add additional water chestnuts, green onion or sprinkle with sesame seeds for extra crunch.
If looking for an even heartier meal try serving your Egg Roll in a Bowl over a bed of jasmine rice or wrapped in lettuce leaves. We also love scooping it up and eating with pieces of warm Naan bread.
🍽 Top Tips
This is a great recipe for doubling and using to prepare a week's worth of lunches or quick dinners. And because it only takes 15 minutes to pull together Egg Roll in a Bowl is the best meal prep recipe.
Once done preparing the stir fry, divide it up into individual containers for easy lunches and dinners. Store in the fridge for 5-6 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To enjoy just re-heat in the microwave till warm or in a skillet on low heat.
Why is it called egg roll in a bowl?
Egg Rolls are typically full of cabbage, chopped meat, veggies and seasonings. Then the filling is wrapped up in a flaky, crispy fried shell made from wheat flour and eggs. Egg Roll in a Bowl is just a simple deconstructed version of this Chinese-American takeout favorite. Without the wrapper it's delicious filling is served in a bowl instead.
Is there any egg in an egg roll?
Surprising to some, traditional egg roll doesn’t actually have any egg in it. In fact the egg component comes from the egg found in the egg roll wrapper. The egg roll filling is added to the wrapper and deep-fried for a crunchy and delicious bite.
What is the difference between an egg roll and a spring roll?
Egg rolls have cooked cabbage, some other veggies and usually a meat component like pork or beef. Spring rolls on the other hand are full of cooked veggies and wrapped in a much thinner wrapper usually made from rice flour.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 1½ tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 pound ground pork
- 16 ounces shredded coleslaw
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup sweet and sour sauce
- 1 can water chestnuts, chopped
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- ½ cup salted cashews
- In a pan over medium high heat add oil. Add the chopped green onion to the pan and stir constantly for 2 minutes.
- Add minced garlic and let sit on the heat for 30 more seconds.
- Add ground pork to the pan to brown. Stirring the meat mixture and breaking up any large chunks of meat.
- Once meat is cooked add coleslaw, carrots, water chestnuts, ginger and soy sauce to the pan. Stir mixture occasionally until coleslaw is wilted and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat. Add sweet and sour sauce, cashews and remaining green onion. Give everything a good stir and serve hot.
You can eat this dish as is or alongside freshly steamed rice, Na'an bread, or in a lettuce wrap.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 736mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 18g