You may have seen the recipe for Keto Egg Roll In A Bowl floating around a lot on the internet. It’s one of my favorite meals, so I had to make my own take on it! It’s super simple to make, taking less than 30 minutes to prepare, and using only one pan. Clean up is easy! We gave it an Asian flare since that is our favorite flavor profile, but you can go Italian, Greek or Indian!
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Make Egg Roll in a Bowl Keto Friendly!
Follow these tips to make one of our all time favorite keto dinner recipes perfectly.
Use Garlic and Ginger
These are the components that give this dish its Asian flavor. If possible we always recommend using fresh garlic and fresh ginger, but powdered versions will work as well.
Pro Tip: Store ginger root in the freezer. That way it lasts for 3-6 months and you can grate it into your dishes straight out of the freezer.
Cole Slaw Mix Works Best
Most stores sell pre-made cole slaw mix that is perfect for this dish. These usually have a mix of different types of cabbage as well as a few other vegetables (usually carrots). If you can’t find this then get a full head of cabbage and a couple of carrots instead.
Gluten Free AND Soy Free!?
As you probably already know soy sauce is made from soybeans, which many people on a ketogenic diet try to avoid. Did you know soy sauce also contains gluten? The perfect way to make this recipe gluten and soy free is to switch out the soy sauce for coconut aminos. Coconut aminos are made by fermenting the sap of the coconut blossom. It does contain some sugar, but the flavor is strong so you only need a few tablespoons worth.
Add Some Spice
Egg roll in a bowl is all about the contrast between spicy and sweet. To add spice to this recipe you can use whatever your preferred hot sauce or spicy seasoning mix is. We like sriracha. Another way to add some heat to this recipe is with fresh jalapenos!
Use A Hot Skillet
It’s important to use high heat to get some browning on the meat, otherwise you will not have much texture in the finished dish. Adding the vegetables will make it hard to get any color on the meat, so make sure you get the meat cooked to your liking before adding the vegetables.
Use Meat With A High Fat Content
Or add extra fat if you are using a leaner type of ground meat. The beauty of this recipe is that the vegetables soak up all the fat and flavor. If you decide to go with ground turkey or ground chicken you may want to add a couple tablespoons of additional fat. I would recommend coconut oil or ghee.
Don’t Play By The Rules
Have some fun in the kitchen. This is the perfect recipe to get experimental because you really can’t mess it up. Add some of your favorite ingredients and try out new flavors!
Sesame Oil Makes a Difference
If there is a single ingredient in this recipe that you probably shouldn’t leave out it is the sesame oil. This is an oil you add at the end which brings the dish together. It has an unmistakable flavor that you’ve come to expect from classic Asian recipes.
Need Low Carb Asian Recipes?
Since being on a keto diet, the food that we miss the most is Asian foods, from Chinese to Indian. So, of course, we have no choice but to create low-carb versions of our favorite dishes. This recipe is the remake of egg rolls. Who doesn’t love a crispy egg roll any time of day? We also have a low carb cashew chicken, chicken saag and keto butter chicken that hits the spot every time we are thinking of take-out!
Easy Egg Roll In A Bowl
If there is any recipe on our site I can guarantee you will love, it has to be this one. It’s seriously addicting and will quickly become a staple due to the flavor profiles, and convenience of whipping it up in under 15 minutes in one pan. You can also go wild with flavors and up the spice, ginger or soy sauce levels. I’ve provided my perfect ratio of all the ingredients below, but honestly, any way you make this egg roll in a bowl recipe will be delicious!
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Keto Egg Roll In A Bowl
- Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Once hot add in the ground pork. Using a spatula break up the chunks of meat and cook all the way through.
- Add in the liquid aminos, and chicken broth and stir to combine.
- Add in the minced garlic, ground ginger and sriracha and combine. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes as the liquid reduces.
- Add in 12 ounces of cabbage (we buy plain cole slaw mix) and stir to combine coating all the cabbage in the liquid and seasonings. Once the cabbage has wilted to your liking remove from heat. For more crunch combine and immediately remove from heat, for less crunch cook down for 2-3 minutes.
- Drizzle with sesame oil and garnish with minced scallions and sesame seeds, if desired. Enjoy!