Honestly, the best part of any egg roll is the filling, which is why egg roll in a bowl recipes are so popular.
So, I figured I would try it for myself, and I was glad I did!
It’s a delicious and filling meal that will give you lots of protein and healthy vegetables, and you just have one pan to clean.
Plus, it’s really inexpensive to make and faster than most takeout meals. And much healthier, too, since you know exactly what’s in it.
Grab a pan as well as a few easy-to-find ingredients and try this recipe tonight!
Recipe Cooking Tips and Modifications
This recipe is absolutely delicious as is. However, here are a few recipe modifications to suit your tastes as well as your budget.
Sesame oil gives this recipe an added flavor boost. However, a little goes a long way. So, if you want to use it, I suggest using just about 1 teaspoon (5 ml) along with the avocado oil.
And speaking of cooling oil, coconut oil is a great substitute for avocado oil. However, I would not recommend using olive oil since the dish would lose its Asian flavor.
You can use ground beef instead of ground pork or even a combination of both. If you just have ground chicken in your freezer, you can use that.
However, you’ll likely need to increase the amount of spices you use since ground chicken has a much more mild flavor than ground pork or ground beef.
Personally, I adore using coleslaw mix because I just have to open the package and dump it into the skillet. (And if you are unfamiliar with coleslaw mix, it is simply a mix of shredded green cabbage, red cabbage and carrots.)
However, you can absolutely shred your own cabbage to use in the recipe. And feel free to throw in a shredded carrot to add a little color to the dish.
For this recipe, I prefer to use coconut aminos because it adds a bit of sweetness to this dish. However, if you use gluten-free tamari sauce, I suggest starting with 1/4 cup (60 ml) and increasing the amount to suit your taste because it can be quite salty.
Also, since coconut aminos are naturally sweet, you’ll likely not need to use any added sweetener. However, if you use gluten-free tamari sauce, you’ll likely need to use honey (or another sweetener of choice) to balance out the saltiness.
And if you or a family member is following an AIP diet or any other diet that doesn’t include nightshades, you can omit the pepper as well as the optional red pepper flakes and use coconut aminos instead of gluten-free tamari sauce.
Other Asian Paleo Recipes To Try
And if this egg roll in a bowl recipe has you hungry for more Asian Paleo recipes, then you are in luck.
From one-pan beef and broccoli to sweet and sour chicken, I have Paleo versions of many popular Asian dishes.
And for sushi-style recipes, you need to check out my spicy nori wraps as well as my deconstructed sushi “noodle” bowls.
There are even vegetarian options like my vegetable chow mein and eggplant curry.