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Egg Roll in a Bowl

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

Easy Weeknight Meal

Egg Roll in a Bowl served over rice

This super flavourful meal can quickly be put together any night of the week! It's so fast and easy that even on your busy evenings, you can eat well.

Love the flavour of egg rolls but don't want to buy the frozen ones or fuss with making them yourself? This recipe tastes just like an egg roll without the hassle, and it's packed with nutrients.

It's a complete meal in one bowl. The recipe is full of protein and vegetables. Serve it on rice or noodles to round out your meal.

I used ground pork this time but this recipe is so versatile, you can make it with ground chicken or turkey and even swap out some of the veggies. NOTE: add a little vegetable oil when browning meat, if using chicken or turkey.

Egg Roll in a Bowl with rice, close up image

What makes this Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe so simple?

  • It calls for a bag of coleslaw mix and frozen peas. No prep involved in these veggies!

  • Ground meat cooks really fast!!

  • Also, this is a one-pan dinner (except for the rice or noodles)! You gotta love when clean-up is a cinch!

Want to make it even easier?

  • Use pre chopped matchstick carrots, frozen diced onions and minced garlic in a jar.

  • Serve it on instant noodles rather than rice.

Are you into meal prep to make weeknights easier? Here's what I would prep ahead.

  • Make sure your meat is thawed.

  • Pre-chop onion, garlic, carrots and celery. You can do this on the weekend and store in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last several days.

  • Pre-cook rice and store in airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

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Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe
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Serves 5-6


Ingredients to make Egg Roll in a Bowl

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup sweet chili sauce

1 tsp rice vinegar

1/2 tsp sesame oil

2 tbsp ground or minced fresh ginger

1 tbsp siracha sauce (optional)

1 lb. ground pork, turkey or chicken

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 large carrot, diced or shredded

1 celery rib, diced

1 bag tri-color coleslaw mix (about 397g)

1/2 cup frozen green peas


  1. Whisk together sauce: soy sauce, sweet chili, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and siracha (if using). Set aside.

  2. Heat a large skillet on medium-high and brown the meat.

  3. Once meat is partially cooked, add in the onion and garlic and saute until there is no pink left in the meat and the onions are translucent.

  4. Turn heat down to medium, then mix in 1/4 of the sauce, carrots and celery. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

  5. Dump the whole bag of coleslaw mix into the pan and mix all together.

  6. Turn heat down to medium-low and cook until cabbage is wilted and soft, stirring often (about 5 minutes).

  7. Add in the peas and the remaining sauce and mix well.

  8. Heat until peas are warm.

  9. Serve over rice or noodles and top with sesame seeds, green onion and siracha sauce.

Egg Roll in a Bowl over rice with sesame seeds and siracha sauce

You can ALWAYS add more vegetables!

For a veggie boost try adding chopped kale, bok choy, bell peppers or broccoli to make this Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe even more delicious and nutritious!

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Recipe by

Janine LaForte, RD


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