Egg roll in a bowl is a deconstructed egg roll perfect to crunch down on with light Asian flavor and totally guilt-free. Grab this inside-out egg roll in a bowl recipe and be eating in under 20 minutes! Plus easy alternatives to fit varying diets make this a go-to main dish, side dish, or any time dish meal.
In a large skillet, add ground sausage, diced onion, and minced garlic. Heat on medium-high heat, stirring frequently until meat is browned. Drain any excess grease or fat once cooked.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add soy sauce, ground ginger, vegetable oil, shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms, and drained water chestnuts.
Stir ingredients well and continue to cook until cabbage is tender, which takes about 10 minutes. (If your cabbage is not wilting down, add the lid on your pot for the final 5 minutes!)
Stir and serve egg roll in a bowl while still hot. See notes for additional toppings and flavor variations.
RECIPE VARIATIONS & FLAVOR TIPSTry adding one of the following ingredient variations to mix up this healthy dinner. Remember that any change you make in addition could have a nutritional value change that may no longer be considered part of a low-carb meal plan.
Chopped Green Onions – Chopped green onions bring color and flavor.
Sriracha, Hot Sauce or Pepper flakes – Delicious sauces are not only pretty but can up the spice.
Scrambled Egg – Need some protein? Eggs are a perfect choice!
Wonton Strips – If you are like me and love a bit of crunchiness to your recipes, try pre-made crispy wonton strips or tortilla strips. To make homemade ones, simply strip down wonton wrappers and oil fry them.
Using a Coleslaw Mix or Broccoli slaw over just plain Cabbage and Carrots.
Sesame Seeds or toasted sesame oil
Mix up the spice: Try Five-Spice, a teaspoon of garlic powder, additional soy sauce, rice wine vinegar – there really are a ton of flavors that can help make it your own. Additionally, salt and black pepper are just a nice seasoning balance without changing up any Asian flavors in the beloved egg roll bowl.
Add noodles or rice – Use regular rice or sticky jasmine rice as a great filler. Noodles that work well are lo mein, ramen, or rice noodles.
Nuts: Nuts are often used in Asian inspired meals. We recommend cashews or peanuts.
Can this dish be pre-made? Yes! Egg roll in a bowl heats up fairly well as long as you do not add extras like rice (Which easily dry out). This recipe can be placed in an airtight container for up to 3 days.