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This Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe brings back all of the flavor and nostalgia you love about egg rolls without the wrapper! It’s paleo, whole30, AIP, and keto.
When it comes to any takeout, I feel like everyone is always down for adding egg rolls to their order. Or at least that’s how I got acquainted with a love of egg rolls growing up. My little brother was always asking for them, and who could blame him? Who doesn’t love a crispy and flavorful egg roll?
I haven’t had an egg roll in years since I’ve gone grain free. I completely put them out of my mind… until I became acquainted with the idea of an egg roll in a bowl. All of the flavor of egg rolls but without the fried wrapper! That why I decided to make and AIP, Whole30, keto, and Paleo version of an Egg Roll in a Bowl featuring a ginger cream sauce.
I know what you might be thinking… what’s an egg roll without the wrapper? And I hear you! But this dish has so much to offer, if not more, for being made without the wrapper. Really, this meal is all just good quality veggies, protein, healthy fats, and a yummy sauce. It’s the perfect dish to cover all of your bases and is a great dinner to batch cook and have for leftovers for lunch!
Egg Roll In a Bowl Tips & Tricks
Make it on the weekend and use it as meal prep for the week!
This egg roll in a bowl is perfect for batch cooking! Make it on Sunday and store it in separate Tupperware containers to make a quick and easy grab and go lunch. Serve the sauce on the side if you plan to meal prep it.
Mix up the proteins
Don’t want to use pork? That’s a-okay! This recipe is totally flexible. You can use ground chicken thigh, ground turkey, or even ground beef.
Get creative with the sauces and spices
Like a little more heat? Add some compliant siracha sauce or some chili flakes. These are not AIP compliant, but they
To make this a keto egg roll in a bowl…
Be careful with the carrots
Make sure you don’t use a coleslaw mix that has a ton of carrots as it may be too much sugar.
Double check your coconut aminos
Some have more sugar than others.
The Ingredients You Need for The Egg Roll in a Bowl
Grab a prepped coleslaw mix at the store that features shredded green cabbage, red cabbage, and shredded carrots for a short cut. If this isn’t accesible for you, you can easily buy these ingredeints seperately.
White and green onion
White onion is in the base, and green onion is used as a garnish.
Ground pork (or other protein)
Pork is what I’m used to in an egg roll, but you can easily swap out something like ground beef, chicken, or even turkey.
Sesame oil (or coconut)
You can easily sub coconut oil if you’re AIP!
Ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper
These add the classic flavors that you would find with an egg roll. Omit the pepper for AIP.
Apple cider vinegar and coconut aminos
You can also use rice wine vinegar if you tolerate it. Coconut aminos is the soy sauce substitute.
For the sauce…
For the sauce, you’ll need coconut cream, coconut aminos, ginger, salt, and apple cider vinegar.
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This Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe brings back all of the flavor and nostalgia you love about egg rolls without the wrapper!
For The Egg Roll In a Bowl
- 1 lb ground pork
- 2 tbsp sesame oil (or coconut oil for AIP)
- 1 white onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 12 oz coleslaw mix
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp green onion, chopped
For the sauce (optional)
- 1/4 cup coconut cream
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
- Pinch of sea salt
For the egg roll in a bowl
- In a large skillet, brown the pork on medium heat and lightly season with salt and pepper. Once cooked, set aside. Discard the fat.
- Using the same skillet, heat the oil on medium heat. Saute the onion, garlic and ginger until fragrant and the onion is translucent.
- Pour in the coleslaw mix as well as the apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos. Season with the remainder of salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. Saute for 4-5 minutes or until the cabbage reduces in size and the carrots soften.
- Reincorporate the cooked pork and stir to combine. Saute for another minute to reheat.
- Remove from heat and topped with green onion and optional sauce (see below).
For the optional sauce
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Serve over the bowls.
All nutrition facts are estimations and will vary.
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- Category: one pan
- Method: stove
- Cuisine: asian
Keywords: egg roll in a bowl
And just like that, you have all of the flavors of your favorite takeout in one bowl!
My husband and I had both dinner and leftovers with this meal, and we’re happy to keep enjoying it. It’s flavorful, filling, and the sauce really just ties it all together.
Enjoy, and be sure to let me know if you try it out!
This recipe first appeared on Unbound Wellness in January of 2018 and was updated in March of 2019 with new photos.