This Egg Roll in a Bowl captures the flavors of traditional Asian Egg Rolls, minus the fuss of rolling and frying. Ground turkey, veggies, and a flavorful sauce come together for a quick and delicious dish, ready in only 30 minutes. Plus, ground beef, pork, or chicken work wonderfully in this recipe as well!
We really like the tastes of takeout food and have fun making our favorite Asian dishes at home, like Shrimp Fried Rice, Panda Express Broccoli Beef, and especially Honey Walnut Shrimp. Making an eggroll bowl is a fast and simple way to make the craving for takeout go away.
Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe
Nothing beats a tasty Egg Roll in a Bowl – it's a brilliant idea! Get all the amazing tastes of your favorite takeout in a quick 30-minute low-carb dish. The sauce in this recipe is rich, balanced, and super flavorful!
This meal is totally fulfilling on its own, but you can also try adding extras for fun (frozen veggies, chow mein noodles, avocado, rice, chopped peanuts, and more).
😍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Simple to Cook - Everything in just one pan.
- Fast - Ready in only 20 minutes.
- Great for Leftovers - Perfect for saving and planning meals.
- Affordable and Basic Ingredients - Easy to locate and budget-friendly.
✅ Ground Turkey Egg Roll in a Bowl Ingredients
- Ground Turkey: You can use ground beef, ground chicken, or pork instead of turkey if you prefer. Ground meat adds a protein-rich base to the dish.
- Salt and Pepper: Adjust the amount of salt and pepper according to your taste. Remember, you can always add more later, so start with a small amount and adjust as needed.
- Peanut Oil, Olive Oil, or Avocado Oil: Choose any of these oils for cooking. Peanut oil adds a nutty flavor, while olive oil offers a milder taste. Avocado oil is a healthy alternative with a high smoke point.
- Yellow Onion: Feel free to use white or red onion if you don't have yellow onion on hand. Onions add flavor and depth to the dish.
- Eggs: Whisking the eggs until frothy before cooking them adds volume and fluffiness to the dish.
- Green Shredded Cabbage: You can substitute Napa cabbage for a slightly different flavor and texture.
- Carrots: Shave the carrots with a vegetable peeler for thin pieces. This adds color, texture, and a touch of sweetness.
- Chicken Broth: Use low-sodium chicken broth to control the saltiness of the dish. Vegetable broth is a suitable alternative.
- Soy Sauce: Opt for low-sodium soy sauce if you're watching your sodium intake. Tamari or coconut aminos can be used for a gluten-free option.
- Fresh Ginger and Garlic: Freshly minced garlic and grated ginger provide aromatic and vibrant flavors. Adjust the amount based on your taste preferences.
- Rice Vinegar: Adds a tangy and slightly sweet flavor to balance the dish. Apple cider vinegar is a suitable substitute.
- Honey: Provides a subtle sweetness that balances the savory and umami flavors. You can adjust the amount of honey to your liking.
- Asian Chili Garlic Sauce: Adjust the amount of chili garlic sauce for your desired level of heat. Red pepper flakes or sriracha can be used as a substitute.
- Sesame Oil: Adds a rich, nutty aroma. Use toasted sesame oil for a stronger flavor.
- White Pepper: This mild spice complements the other flavors without overpowering. Feel free to omit or reduce if you prefer less heat.
Note: Make sure to read the recipe instructions and adjust quantities as needed for your desired serving size.
🔪 How to Make Egg Roll in a Bowl
Combine all the sauce ingredients and set them aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the beaten eggs and cook until fully done. Set aside.
Season the ground turkey with salt and pepper. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the meat for 3 minutes. Add the onions and cook for 5-6 minutes until the meat is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. Set aside.
Pour the sauce mixture into the skillet and use a silicone spatula to scrape and blend in any flavorful bits from the bottom and sides. Let the sauce gently bubble and simmer for 4 minutes to thicken and reduce.
Add the cabbage and carrots, and cook for 5-6 minutes until you reach your preferred texture.
Return the meat mixture and eggs to the skillet, toss together to combine and warm. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve!
👨🍳 Expert Tips
- Meat: You can use ground pork, beef, chicken, or turkey in this recipe.
- Eggs: While not traditional in egg rolls, adding scrambled eggs gives extra protein and a touch of "fried rice" flavor.
- Rice Vinegar: Adds a savory taste; try it! Apple cider vinegar works too. White wine vinegar is another option.
- Add extra flavor. Add more veggies like Chinese broccoli, zucchini, and squash for even more deliciousness.
- Pairing/Extras: Serve with rice, avocado, peanuts, roasted veggies, and more! Get creative!
🗄️ Meal Prep and Storage
- Make Ahead: This dish is perfect for making ahead. The flavors come together even more as it sits, so you can get it ready a few days before serving. Or, you can chop the carrots and cabbage a day ahead to save time.
- Storage: You can keep Egg Roll in a Bowl in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freezing: We don't recommend freezing this recipe. Thawing can make the cabbage too watery and soft.
- Reheating: Heat up leftovers in a pan on medium-low heat for the best taste and texture. Microwaving works too, but it might make it a bit soggy.
- Wrap: Use the leftovers as a filling for lettuce wraps or tortillas for a quick and satisfying lunch.
- Fried Rice: Incorporate the leftovers into fried rice by adding cooked rice, scrambled eggs, and additional vegetables.
- Omelette: Make a flavorful omelette by folding the leftovers into beaten eggs and cooking until set.
- Stir-Fry: Turn the leftovers into a stir-fry by adding them to a skillet with cooked noodles and your favorite stir-fry sauce.
- Salad: Top a bed of greens with the leftover mixture and drizzle with your favorite dressing for a hearty salad.
- Breakfast Burrito: Make a breakfast burrito by wrapping the leftovers in a tortilla along with fried eggs and cheese.
- Quesadilla: Fill a tortilla with the leftover mixture and cheese, then cook until melted for a delicious quesadilla.
- Rice Bowl: Serve over cooked rice and drizzle with additional sauce for a simple rice bowl.
- Soup: Add the leftovers to a pot of broth along with vegetables and noodles to create a flavorful soup.
Egg rolls usually have veggies like cabbage, carrots, or onions, plus meat like pork, turkey, or shrimp.
Yes, you can definitely use coleslaw mix to make Egg Roll in a Bowl. It's a convenient option as coleslaw mix typically includes shredded cabbage and carrots, which are key ingredients in the dish. This can save you time on chopping and still give you a delicious and flavorful meal.
While it may vary slightly in flavor and texture compared to traditional cabbage-based coleslaw, using broccoli slaw adds a unique twist to the dish. The broccoli slaw will provide a crunchy and nutritious base for your Egg Roll in a Bowl, and you can still incorporate the same delicious sauce and seasonings.
Egg Roll in a Bowl is a healthier option because it skips the egg roll wrapper and frying. The ingredients inside are naturally nutritious.
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