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Egg Roll in a Bowl

All is I can say is this is easy and delicious. Sure, a real egg roll hits the spot at times but have you ever noticed how greasy they leave your hands; NOT good or healthy. 

There are a few different variations on this recipe but this to me is the simplest to make. 


Egg Roll in a Bowl

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By: Michele Taylor
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  • 1 lb lean ground turkey or pork (can use ground beef chicken)
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage, about one small head
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced (I use the already minced in a jar)
  • 1 TBS fresh grated ginger or 1 tsp ground ginger (see recipe notes for tip)
  • 3 TBS coconut aminos, low sodium soy sauce, tamari sauce, or liquid aminos
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • salt and pepper to tast
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  • sliced green onions for garnish
  • 4 half cup servings of rice; brown, jasmine, basmati (optional)



  1. In 12" skillet over medium high heat, brown meat, breaking it up as it browns - remove from pan and set aside

  2. Add onions to the pan with a pinch of sea salt, cook until tender and lightly browned.

  3. Add garlic and ginger, cook for another minute

  4. Add cabbage and carrots. Cook until wilted down, about 7-10 minutes. I put a lid on it so it cooks faster

  5. Return meat to skillet, add aminos or soy sauce and rice vinegar, reduce heat to medium low and cook 5-7 minutes more.

  6. Serve over rice if you choose and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds

Recipe Notes

GINGER– I usually don’t buy fresh ginger since I don’t use it that often and the roots are usually big and I throw most of it away. If I want more of a fresh taste instead of the dry, ground ginger I use Ginger Paste in a tube which you can find in the produce section at the grocery store.

RICE– if you are doing less starchy carbs you could opt for cauliflower rice instead of regular rice. 

If following the containers this is 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow if using rice (if using cauliflower rice then account for the added veggie). the sesame seeds being counted depend on how much you use. If a sprinkle then it won’t but if you use a TBS 91/2 orange) or more then account for it with the orange container (I doubt you want a full orange in there but you may)

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Credit: Michele Taylor