Dinner Tonight: Super Easy Pork and Cabbage Egg Roll in a Bowl

Homemade egg rolls can be time consuming. Plus, if you’re trying to eat healthier, they’re definitely off the table.

So, if you’re trying to satisfy those egg roll cravings without breaking your diet or spending a ton of time in the kitchen, egg roll bowls are the way to go!

Essentially, you take all the delicious ingredients that make a savory pork egg roll, and stir-fry them up. This dish includes ground pork, cabbage, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil. You can even add a little sriracha to kick it up a notch if you like spicy food.

It saves you the trouble of making the actual rolls, but still packs the same flavorful punch. And let’s be honest, if you’re anything like me, you’re not exactly stellar at rolling up egg rolls. They’ve either got too much or too little filling, they’re wrapped wrong, or they just fall apart. This recipe saves me a lot of frustration in the kitchen!

Now, I know you might be thinking that you’ll miss the satisfying crunch of that deep fried egg roll wrapper. But never fear — the cabbage in the recipe adds that much needed crunch.

Plus, if you’re trying to eat healthier, you don’t want the fried wrapper, anyway. Served on its own, this recipe makes a diet-friendly dish that you can make any night of the week.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground pork
  • 5-6 cups of shredded cabbage
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 cup of shredded or matchstick carrots (about 2 whole carrots)
  • ⅓ cup of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar (apple cider vinegar works, too)
  • 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Sriracha (optional)
  • Sliced green onion for garnish
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground pork to the skillet. Cook while breaking it apart until the meat starts to brown and is almost cooked through.
  2. Add in the diced onion, minced garlic, grated ginger, and shredded carrots to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onion softens and the pork is cooked through.
  3. Pour the chicken or vegetable broth into the skillet. Add in the cabbage, soy sauce, and vinegar. Stir well, cover with a lid, and reduce heat to medium-low. Allow the mixture to cook for 13 to 15 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender.
  4. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, sliced green onion, and a little sriracha. Serve over rice if desired.