O M G. How have I missed out on the whole egg roll in a bowl thing for such a long time? You know, sometimes I think being a rebel without an actual cause isn’t doing me any favor. This egg roll thingy is sooo good. Seriously I had to make my own version, so I made a healthy egg roll in a bowl with chicken and it’s really delicious. Whether you’re doing low carb or no low carb like myself, you’ll like this too.
Not too many ingredients, but a lot of cabbage and I like it. Plus I’m pretty sure this is very close to chicken fried rice without the rice.
It’s one of those recipes that you just can’t stop eating. And it happens to be healthy! I am seriously envisioning myself making this for everyone in my family right now and eating it with them. That will be a fun week.
What Is An Egg Roll?
Putting on my glasses (even though I only have sunglasses) and looking for the Wikipedia result. Ha, there it is, and I quote:
Egg rolls are a variety of deep-fried appetizers served in American Chinese restaurants. An egg roll is a cylindrical, savory roll with shredded cabbage, chopped pork, and other fillings inside a thickly-wrapped wheat flour skin, which is fried in hot oil.Wikipedia.org
See? It’s healthy!
Well, when you remove the thickly wrapped wheat flour skin and the deep drying thing. And the pork.
What Is An Egg Roll In A Bowl?
I have no idea who came up with this concept, but I actually love it. Basically you’re taking the inside of this deep-fried appetizer, so the cabbage, carrot and meat, and turn it into a healthy one-pan dinner that has a lot of fiber, antioxidants and protein and is low in carbs. You then serve it in a bowl and eat it with chopsticks or, like me, with a fork.
Also as you can see, that fork couldn’t wait to start digging into the pan. And I know I shouldn’t be digging into a pan with a fork, because I will damage it.
How Is This Better Than An Actual Egg Roll?
So here, we’re celebrating the filling, not the crispy wrapping that isn’t super good for you (although if I’m eating out and there’s an actual egg roll, I wouldn’t say no. Live a little, okay?).
But this, I actually prefer the egg roll in a bowl to regular egg rolls because:
- it tastes better
- I feel more satiated after eating it
- and I feel lighter
Having all of the healthy nutrients is just really a bonus here.