homemade egg roll in a bowl

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb ground pork or chicken
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or alternative sweetener (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Green onions, chopped, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Optional: cooked rice or cauliflower rice for serving


  1. Cook the Ground Meat:
    • In a large skillet or wok, heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat.
    • Add the ground pork or chicken to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, breaking it up into crumbles as it cooks. Remove excess fat if needed.
  2. Add Aromatics and Vegetables:
    • Push the cooked meat to the side of the skillet and add the chopped onion, garlic, and ginger to the center. Cook until aromatic, about 1-2 minutes.
    • Stir in the shredded carrots and cabbage, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  3. Make the Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce (or tamari), rice vinegar, Sriracha sauce, sugar (if using), salt, and black pepper.
    • Pour the sauce over the meat and vegetables in the skillet. Stir well to coat everything evenly.
  4. Simmer and Finish:
    • Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
    • Taste and adjust seasoning if needed, adding more soy sauce, Sriracha, or salt and pepper according to your preference.
  5. Serve:
    • Spoon the homemade egg roll filling into bowls.
    • Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
    • Serve hot as is or over cooked rice or cauliflower rice for a complete meal.

Nutritional Information (per serving without rice):

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Total Fat: 22g
    • Saturated Fat: 7g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 960mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 8g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2g
    • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 24g

This homemade egg roll in a bowl captures all the flavors of a traditional egg roll without the wrapper, making it a low-carb and delicious meal option that’s quick and easy to prepare!

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