Out of all the Asian cuisines available to Americans, it seems like Chinese is the most popular.
Their famous dishes like Orange Chicken and fried rice are a little more Western-friendly and less intimidating than Japanese or Korean foods like raw fish and pho.
I claim that Chinese food is more "western-friendly" because the types of dishes they serve are similar to ours, but with new sauces, unique flavors, and more sodium.
Most meals are made with a protein, sauce, and vegetables, and many of their side dishes are fried. Sound familiar?
When I searched "popular Chinese foods" on Google, some of the top results were Orange Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken, General Tso's Chicken, wonton soup, fried rice, and egg rolls.
After publishing my own healthier spin on Orange Chicken, I decided it was time to choose another popular Chinese food to add to the Ka Pai Cooking menu.
Today's recipe for Egg Roll in a Bowl is a fun twist on the well loved fried dish - it has all the ingredients and flavors you'd find inside a traditional egg roll, but without the fried shell, pot of oil, or extra prep work!
It's incredibly easy, insanely delicious, and keto-friendly, not to mention much healthier for you!
Traditional egg rolls are made with ground pork and cabbage in the filling, wrapped in a thick shell and deep fried until crispy, then dipped in soy sauce or sweet chili sauce.
Egg rolls were first introduced in the United States after the first world war. They resemble spring rolls in their shape, but are distinctly different because they are filled with ground meat and use a thicker flour shell that's dipped in egg wash and fried.
As tasty as egg rolls are, I feel like all I get is a fried wonton wrapper with a tiny bit of filling inside. Not to hate on fried foods, because they're delicious, but imagine if you got to eat just the filling of egg rolls by the spoonful...
This Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe takes the best part of an egg roll and lets you enjoy it as a main dish without the calorie-dense fried shell. It also saves you a ton of time in the kitchen! To make this easy dinner, you'll need:
It's easy: no joke, this dinner is ready in 30 minutes start to finish! It's also make entirely in a skillet, so there's minimal cleanup afterwards. Click here for more easy 30-minute recipes!
It's cheap: this Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe uses pantry staples, fresh vegetables, and a pound of meat. Simple and affordable, nutritious and delicious - the best combinations!
It's full of flavor: what makes this dish so irresistible is the homemade sauce the "egg roll" is tossed in. It's a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, and incredibly savory. To keep this meal refined-sugar-free, I use G Hughes Sugar-Free Sweet Chili Sauce.
It's healthy: I've chosen lean ground turkey, eggs, and plenty of fresh vegetables to make sure you're nourished and satiated! I also used cauliflower rice to keep things light and fresh. If you love low carb or keto recipes, this one is for you!
It's meal-prep friendly: this recipe easily doubles to make lots of leftovers for subsequent meals! My husband and I love making a double batch to enjoy for the week. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze in a large ziploc bag for up to 3 months.
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If you try my Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe, I'd love to hear about it! Be sure to leave a star rating and review below so others know to try it too! You can also tag me on Instagram so I can see how you liked it. Enjoy!
This healthy Egg Roll in a Bowl is made with ground turkey, fresh broccoli slaw, shredded carrots, and steamed cauliflower rice, then tossed in a savory homemade sauce. No frying required. It's the easiest weeknight meal the whole family will love!
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