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Egg Roll Bowls

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Photo: Rachel Vanni; Food Styling: Barrett Washburne

When we’re craving crispy egg rolls but need a more filling lunch option, we turn to these egg roll bowls. These unwrapped bowls are the perfect solution when you want all the flavors of the take-out snack, but are in need of something to keep you full for hours to come. Whether you’re low-carb, are looking for a creative lunch, or simply want to spice up your weeknight with an easy, budget-friendly dinner, these egg roll bowls are the way to go. Here’s how to make them, exactly as you like them:

The meat.
We went with ground pork in this recipe, but you can really use any ground meat your heart desires. Ground turkey, ground beef, or ground chicken are all options here! Wanna make it vegetarian? Swap in chopped mushrooms or a plant-based ground beef for the pork.

Variations & toppings.
Along with our protein of choice, we load these bowls up with onion, carrot, and cabbage before topping with green onion, toasted sesame seeds, and plenty of sriracha. That being said, feel free to get creative and make these bowls completely your own. Add in more veggies like celery or sliced mushrooms, drizzle on some duck sauce or sweet chili sauce, add in a scrambled egg, top with some chopped peanuts, or kick up the heat with some chili oil. This is your bowl—make it how you please. 

If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for around 3 days. 


  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 c. shredded carrot
  • 1/4 green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
  • Kosher salt

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds


Step 1

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat vegetable oil. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is golden in parts and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes, breaking meat into small pieces with spoon or spatula.

Step 2

Push pork to the side and add sesame oil. Add onion, carrot, and cabbage. Stir to combine with meat and add soy sauce and sriracha. Cook until cabbage is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt.

Step 3

Transfer mixture to a serving dish and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

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Photo: Rachel Vanni; Food Styling: Barrett Washburne

Lena Abraham is a freelance contributor with Delish, and was formerly Senior Food Editor, where she developed and styled recipes for video and photo, and also stayed on top of current food trends. She’s been working in the food industry for over 10 years, and will argue that the best fish tacos in the world are made in New York. Don’t @ her.

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This post originally appeared on Delish and was published October 3, 2023. This article is republished here with permission.

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