Jan 12, 2019
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It doesn’t get much better than a delicious stir-fry that tastes like the center of an egg roll. This Deconstructed Egg Roll recipe is a low-carb meal the whole family will love and won’t leave you with that sluggish/brain fog.
By far, eating egg rolls when they are fresh and hot is my favorite, but by the 2nd or 3rd one, I have regrets. However, now that I have this yummy, flavor-packed recipe, it’s become a household favorite that we can’t get enough of because every bite is oh.so.good!
So What are Deconstructed Egg Rolls
Also called inside-out egg rolls or egg roll in a bowl, this dish is composed of everything you’d find in an egg roll minus the crunchy shell. This recipe is made with shredded carrots, cabbage, lean ground meat, seasonings, and minimal sesame oil. It’s just enough to give this dish that savory aroma and toasty sesame flavor. One bite and you can’t stop, but this time, there’s no guilt involved.
It’s comforting and satisfying at the same time, and much better for you than the take-out version.
How to Make these Deconstructed Egg Rolls
Unlike regular egg rolls, you won’t be rolling or frying. This is a simple stir-fry that comes together in less than 15 minutes. You can keep it low-carb by serving with cauliflower rice, or use regular rice, it’s completely up to you.
Alright, let’s get on with the recipe, here’s how to make an egg roll in a bowl!
In a large skillet, sauté the onions, meat, seasonings, and Sriracha with sesame oil. Your kitchen is going to smell SO good.
- Add the coleslaw mix
Add the coleslaw mix, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar. Sauté until the cabbage is tender.
- Cook the rice
Prepare the cauliflower rice or regular rice according to package directions.
- Serve & enjoy!
Serve over the egg roll mixture over the rice, top with additional Sriracha and enjoy!
Check out this healthy dinner comes together in the video below:
Deconstructed Egg Roll Ingredients
All you need is a large skillet, fresh veggies, and your choice of ground meat. I often use pork for the flavor but you could use ground turkey, chicken, or beef, whatever you have on hand.
- Sesame oil
- Ground beef, chicken, or pork
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder
- Coleslaw mix
- Coconut aminos
- Rice wine vinegar
- Cauliflower rice or regular rice
Oh yes, this is the easiest way to enjoy Asian take-out without going anywhere or straying from any low-carb or clean eating goals.
Are Egg Rolls In A Bowl Whole30 approved?
You better believe it! This recipe for egg rolls in a bowl is paleo and whole-30 friendly. I often make this while doing the Family Kickstart Program or when I need a healthy dinner- fast.
Family KickStart is like Whole30 but created for busy families to eliminate processed foods and sugars in just 30 days.
Even if you aren’t eating paleo, Whole30, or any type of way, this dish is delicious, and don’t be surprised when you get requests for second helpings.
Is this Recipe Keto-Friendly?
This recipe is relatively low-carb, with 12 grams of net carbs, but it’s still a little high on the keto spectrum which usually sets carbs at a 30-gram daily maximum. So it’s not the most keto-friendly option.
Where there are no added sugars to this recipe, they do show up in the carbs naturally occurring in cauliflower and cabbage. Mind you, the recipe also calls for 4 large servings, making it a meal, not a side.
However, if keto is something you want to look into but you aren’t sure where to start, I have a keto meal plan included in my Intermittent Fasting Guide for Women. The recipes are optimal in flavor and nutritional balance so you can feel your best while meeting those personal goals.
Plus, the additional insight on intermittent fasting also comes in handy if you are interested in keto.
Learn more about the Intermittent Fasting for Women eBook here.
What to Serve with Inside Out Egg Rolls?
Aside from cauliflower rice or regular rice, there are many delicious options to serve alongside this egg roll in a bowl. Just remember to keep it simple, like the ideas below:
- Steamed edamame
- Steamed gyoza dumplings
- Supergreens Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing
- Sliced fruit
Deconstructed Egg Roll Recipe
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 1 pound ground beef chicken, or pork (or finely chopped chicken).
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha
- 16 ounce bag coleslaw mix
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 16 ounce bag cauliflower rice or 4 cups riced cauliflower
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the sesame oil.
- Add the onion and sauté until the onions are translucent. Add the meat, black pepper, garlic powder, salt, and Sriracha, cook until the meat is cooked through.
- Add the coleslaw mix, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar. Sauté until the cabbage is tender.
- Before serving, prepare the cauliflower rice according to package instructions or if using your own, steam in the microwave or stove-top.
- Serve over the Egg Roll mixture over the cauliflower.
My family liked this! I did brown the ground beef first (80% lean) with a little of the onion, because it would have had too much grease for our comfort. I used a non-stick skillet and less oil. I also got a request to cut back on the ground beef. I want to try it with shredded or minced cooked chicken, leftover fish, maybe even eggs!
Eggroll in a bowl was a HUGE hit in our house! And so easy for a quick weeknight meal.
Thank you for sharing you and your family enjoyed it!
We made this last night as part of of the 30-day family kickstart. It was yummy!! One question on the rice…when you say “regular” does this mean just white or brown rice? So, can I just use instant rice? I am still trying to figure out the grains portion of clean eating… 🙂
I am glad your family enjoyed these! Yes, regular rice means traditional rice and instant rice will work too!
My family all loved this meal. How many carbs is this meal per serving?
Hi Sheri, this recipe has 36 grams of carbs per serving. You can find the remaining nutritional information below the recipe.
So easy and so good love this recipe
Thank you for coming back and sharing you enjoyed this eggroll in a bowl!