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Takeout gets a healthy makeover with this easy Egg Roll in a Bowl. Instead of a fried wrapper, the tasty, savory egg roll filling ingredients are served over rice for a lighter twist on traditional egg rolls that you can totally feel good eating as a meal!

two bowls of easy egg roll in a bowl ground turkey and rice

Why You’ll Love This Deconstructed Egg Roll

  • Tastes Like an Egg Roll. Imagine your favorite Asian takeout egg roll, but instead of limiting yourself to one or two to save room for the main event, this delish egg roll in a bowl is the main event. This recipe takes all the star players in a classic egg roll filling and turns them into a fast, healthy meal that’s the perfect easy weeknight dinner (it’s phenomenal leftover too).
  • It’s Fast and Made in ONE BOWL. This is the BEST egg roll in a bowl recipe! It takes all the best parts of an egg roll and sautés them together in less than 30 minutes in a single pan (hello, easy cleanup!). It’s faster than delivery and so much better for you, too (like my low-carb Cauliflower Fried Rice).
  • The Ingredients are Nutritious and Delicious. This recipe is made of simple, wholesome ingredients that will nourish you and taste scrumptious! It features ground meat (key for these Korean Beef Bowls too), zippy fresh ginger and minced garlic, umami-rich soy sauce (or coconut aminos), and an array of colorful veggies.
a wok of easy egg roll in a bowl with ground turkey filling

5 Star Review

“Love this dish, I have continued to make it multiple times and it never disappoints. My whole family loves it, even my young children. Simple, easy, healthy, and fast to put together.”

— Carissa —

How to Make Egg Roll in a Bowl

The Ingredients

  • Ground Turkey. Traditionally egg rolls are made with ground pork. Since I wanted to make my version healthier, I made this egg roll in a bowl with ground turkey instead.

Substitution Tip

You can also make your egg roll in a bowl with ground chicken or lean ground beef if you like. See “Recipe Variations” below for vegan and vegetarian options with tofu.

  • Broccoli Slaw. Aside from being nutritious, broccoli slaw (similar to regular cabbage coleslaw mix but with shredded broccoli added) brings a nice crunch that replaces the traditional crispy, fried egg roll wrapper. (See it in action in this Asian Noodle Salad.)
  • Carrots. Yes, you can use the ones that come pre-shredded in those cute little bags.
  • Mushrooms. Mushrooms add important flavor to this bowl and boost the overall nutrition. Mushrooms are an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber, and protein.
  • Green Onions. For a little zip and added bite.
  • Chili Paste. Garlic chili paste or sambal oelek gives this easy egg roll in a bowl recipe just the right amount of kick.

Substitution Tip

Sriracha sauce or crushed red pepper flakes are also suitable alternatives for chili paste. No matter the ingredient you choose, feel free to adjust the amount to suit your table’s preferences.

  • Garlic, Ginger, Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar. The fantastic four. Once you have these on hand, you’ll be ready to garnish any of these healthy stir fry recipes.
  • Sesame Oil. GAME CHANGER right here. A drizzle of this golden nectar from sesame seeds adds an intense, nutty flavor to any Asian-inspired recipe.

The Directions

a glass bowl of uncooked ground turkey marinating in soy sauce
  1. Marinate the Turkey. Start prepping the vegetables.
a wok of ground turkey being stirred by a wooden spoon
  1. Brown the Turkey. A wok or deep pan works well for this.
a wok of ground turkey and finely chopped mushrooms and green onions
  1. Cook. Add the onions and mushrooms.
a wok of an asian-spiced filling of ground trukey and vegetables to make easy egg roll in a bowl
  1. Cook. Allow the mushrooms to soften.
adding grated carrots and broccoli slaw to a wok of seasoned ground turkey and vegetables
  1. Add the Remaining Ingredients. Pile everything over rice (or quinoa) and ENJOY!

Recipe Variations

  • To Make Whole30, Paleo, or Keto. For a keto, paleo, and Whole30 egg roll in a bowl, swap coconut aminos for the soy sauce and arrowroot starch for the cornstarch.
  • To Make Keto. Follow the above directions for Whole30.
  • To Make Vegetarian. For a vegetarian or vegan egg roll in a bowl, swap the meat for crumbled extra-firm tofu. Press the water out of the tofu first, then crumble it right into the mixing bowl with the soy sauce and cornstarch. (Be sure to check out this General Tso’s Tofu too.)
  • To Make Gluten Free. Use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
two servings of low carb egg roll in a bowl keto

Storage Tips

  • To Store. The filling for egg roll in a bowl lasts in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container. You can store the rice on its own or portion everything together into individual serving containers for meal prep throughout the week.
  • To Reheat. Rewarm leftover egg roll in a bowl in the microwave or in a wok over medium-low heat. I find the leftovers lose some of their zip, so I like to top mine with a few shakes of extra soy sauce.
  • To Freeze. Place leftovers in an airtight, freezer-safe storage container and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating as directed above.


If you forget to thaw your frozen leftovers, you can reheat them slowly in the microwave or on the stove with a splash of water (I did this, and it was fine!).

Leftover Ideas

For a delicious meal low in carbs, wrap the filling inside lettuce cups. You could also top the leftovers with a fried egg or Baked Tofu for a tasty meal.

two bowls of healthy egg roll in a bowl with coleslaw mix and egg

What to Serve With Egg Roll in a Bowl

  • Small Whisk. No more splashing your ingredients all over the counter with this small whisk.
  • Wok. A wok is not necessary to make this recipe, but it’s a great investment. You also can make this recipe in any large skillet.
  • Chopsticks. If you regularly make Asian recipes at home, investing in a gorgeous pair of washable, reusable chopsticks is well worth it.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Go with the Seasons. Feel free to add or swap alternative in-season veggies to your egg roll bowls. Thinly sliced red bell peppers, zucchini ribbons, or edamame would all be tasty additions to consider.
  • Don’t Skip the Mushrooms. Even if you don’t love mushrooms, I highly recommend adding them to this recipe. Like my Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps, the mushrooms’ taste is not prominent. Because they are finely chopped into small pieces, their texture isn’t noticeable either. Their rich, unique savoriness deepens the flavor of this dish.
  • Add Some Crunch. Miss the crunch of a true egg roll? Add some to this recipe! Top your bowl with chopped peanuts, crispy chow mein noodles (the dry kind), wonton strips, or sesame sticks.

Egg Roll in a Bowl

4.80 from 95 votes
The BEST egg roll in a bowl recipe! This deconstructed egg roll turns the traditional savory ground meat filling into a fast, healthy meal!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Servings: 4 servings, about 6 1/2 cups


  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce* divided (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (use arrowroot starch to make Paleo, Whole30, or Keto)
  • 16 ounces 90% or 93% lean ground turkey (to make vegetarian, swap crumbled extra-firm tofu; press it dry first)
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 small bunch green onions divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, grapeseed oil, or similar neutrally flavored high-temperature cooking oil (olive oil will smoke, so I suggest one of these other oils instead)
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag broccoli coleslaw
  • 1 cup grated carrots freshly grated from peeled carrots or store-bought
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced (or one teaspoon ground ginger, though the flavor will be less bright)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chili paste (sambal oelek) or hot sauce of choice plus additional to taste
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For Serving:


  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and cornstarch with a fork. Add the turkey, breaking apart the meat and stirring to coat with the sauce. Let marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop the mushrooms very finely and mince the garlic. Thinly slice the green onions. If any of your other ingredients are not yet prepped, do it now.
  • Heat a wok or large, deep sauté pan over high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat. Add the marinated turkey and cook, breaking the meat into small bits with a heatproof spatula, until it's no longer pink and fully cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the green onions (reserve a small handful for serving) and mushrooms.
  • Cook until the mushrooms soften, about 2 additional minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the broccoli coleslaw, carrots, ginger, and garlic to the mixture. Stir-fry for 2 minutes, until the vegetables are softened.
  • Add the rice vinegar, chili paste, sesame oil, black pepper, and remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, then stir to combine. Continue to cook for 1 additional minute. Taste and add additional soy sauce, hot sauce, or black pepper as desired. Scoop into serving bowls (over brown rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice if desired). Serve hot, sprinkled with additional green onions.



  • *INGREDIENT NOTE: Use coconut aminos to make this egg roll in a bowl Keto, Paleo, Whole30, or gluten free. Tamari is another suitable alternative for those needing a gluten-free egg roll in a bowl without soy sauce.
  • TO STORE: Store the egg roll filling in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can store the rice on its own or portion everything together into individual serving containers for a meal-prep approach.
  • TO REHEAT: Rewarm leftovers in the microwave or in a wok over medium-low heat. I find the leftovers lose some of their zip, so I like to top mine with a few shakes of extra soy sauce.
  • TO FREEZE: Place leftovers in an airtight, freezer-safe storage container and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat as directed above. 


Serving: 1(of 4), about 1 1/2 cups without riceCalories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 24gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 84mgPotassium: 664mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5495IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Serve with Noodles Instead of Rice?

Sure! While I usually go for brown rice or cauliflower rice, you could also serve the egg roll filling over cooked rice noodles or soba noodles.

What Can I Use Instead of Rice Vinegar?

If you don’t have rice vinegar in your pantry, you could try swapping for apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar. The flavor will be a little different but still delicious! Use less of the other kinds of vinegar, as they are stronger.

Do You Put Eggs in Egg Roll in a Bowl?

Despite the name, an egg roll in a bowl doesn’t contain an egg! Traditional egg roll recipes call for an egg in the dough, but most modern recipes use rice paper for simplicity.

This egg roll in a bowl eliminates the wrapper completely. If you like, you can mix a scrambled egg into the filling, however. See Homemade Fried Rice for egg cooking tips.

What’s the Difference Between Spring Rolls and Egg Rolls?

While egg rolls and spring rolls are similar, egg rolls typically contain a cooked protein and cabbage. Spring rolls generally contain only veggies.

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  1. I’d give this 6 stars if I could!!! We just finished eating this for Saturday’s lunch, a late lunch because of plumbing “issues” ( my husband’s re-plumbing our 100 yr old house 😳). I still am stunned by how lightening fast this came together; but the most fun was hearing my husband’s comments between bites. Normally he will thank me if he enjoys his meal and will say “this is good, honey ” if he really likes it. Today I Iost count after he told me SIX TIMES , ” this is REALLY good, honey”. When I told him I couldn’t take credit he asked whose recipe it was. Nine times out of ten, just as today ,I say, ” our little girl” and he knows just who I mean. That’s what we call you ever since we saw you on GMA. ☺

    This recipe is FAST, EASY & flavored to perfection. I made as written, served it over rice with an extra drizzle of soy sauce and sprinkling of fried won ton strips because why not? I have never heard my husband rave this much about a recipe so you can be sure it will go into frequent rotation at our house! Thnx, Erin5 stars

  2. Difficult on prep, but so worth it!!! Only added some bean sprouts, stayed with the recipe. Husband made yum yum noises the entire time! Oh!! I also fried some won to skins for crunch. It’s a keeper!5 stars

  3. Absolutely delicious! First time making it and we all devoured it. Will definitely make it again5 stars

  4. I’ve tried a few other ‘Egg roll in a bowl’ recipes, but this is my new go to! Equally good out of the pan as it is warmed up the next delicious! My coworkers kept asking whose lunch smelled so good…🙋🏻‍♀️.5 stars

  5. Erin, thanks so much for this healthy, easy, and absolutely delicious recipe!

    Rarely can I achieve the prep times that most recipe show. But with this one I came pretty close and one of the tricks is, I have an old Braun hand blender/chopper. I peel the garlic cloves and leave them whole, peel some ginger and cut them into chunky slices and throw both in the mini processing bowl and that makes quick work of it. Then I put the mushrooms in there and do the same thing because the recipe calls for them being finally chopped. That way the mushrooms get a bit of the garlic/ginger flavor, and I think being so finely chopped, you actually get a bit more mushroom flavor.

    I got both the broccoli slaw and shredded carrots from Trader Joe’s and just ran a knife through once or twice because they’re always a bit long for me.

    It makes this recipe come together so quickly! This recipe will be a great staple in my kitchen!5 stars

  6. This was absolutely delicious! I made just a couple of changes (not because I’m one of those people who HAS to change the entire recipe, but due to personal taste/health/ingredient availability): coconut aminos in place of soy sauce, since unfortunately even low-sodium soy sauce has too much sodium for me and my doctor to be comfortable with; ground pork because I had it in the freezer and thought it would provide an even more authentic egg-roll flavor, and instead of serving over rice (because I’d already had rice at lunch) I topped it with a handful of wonton strips. It had a negligible effect on the nutrition content and gave it a nice, egg-rolly crunch. I imagine that even with these changes it still tasted very close to the recipe as written, and was very filling with all the veggies. It’s definitely added to my regular recipe rotation!5 stars

  7. Very nice, and adaptable with what have on hand, and I like a “bowl” style egg roll. I doubled carrots, cut them up in small sticks ourselves, I had just sprouted mung beans I was eperimenting with, so added those too. Added mushrooms etc like in recipe. Did not have broccoli slaw handy, so served over lots of chopped romaine. We liked it a lot. Next time we have it will use some cauliflower rice. I made a “dipping sauce” of sorts optional to drizzel on top if desired with hoisin, orange juice and lite soy cooked down a bit.5 stars

  8. I’ve made this several times and it’s like eating a take-out meal that’s easier on the budget. Plus, it tastes better! I don’t find the prep hard at all, and with just a little practice you can chop up ginger and garlic very quickly. I’m not exactly a veggie lover but I sure like them this way. It’s on the menu a lot now these days and I feel less guilty about neglecting my vegetables at other times!5 stars

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