Are you craving Chinese food and wondering if a keto egg roll is a thing? You can keep keto and satisfy your craving by making keto egg roll in a bowl.
The keto diet restricts carb consumption to about 20g or less per day. Recipes like this one, called “crack slaw” by some, are beloved by people who eat carbs and people who don’t.
So don’t worry if you’re not on a specific type of diet. You’ll love this keto egg roll in a bowl regardless.
When I filmed the video above, my youngest child was “helping” with the production. And it goes to show that this recipe is quick and easy.
In fact, I make keto egg roll in a bowl in just under 20 minutes. That’s less time than it would take for Chinese food to be delivered. And much more affordable, too.
A “kitchen hack” I love is buying pre-shredded cabbage. Some people like the coleslaw mix from the grocery store. If you’re non-keto, that works well.
But since most keto dieters avoid carrots, the coleslaw mix is sometimes an issue.
Luckily, Trader Joe’s sells this awesome shredded cabbage for less than $2 a bag.
And ground beef is always cheap at Costco. At $2.89 a pound, you can easily make a tasty family dinner for less than $5, provided you have the condiments and spices on hand.
For an even more substantial meal, you can add a fried egg to the mix. You’ll get more protein while still keeping it keto and affordable.
I love getting to spend time with my kids. While I would be sure to keep your little ones away from the hot stove, it’s fun to have your kid assist in handing you the spices and talking through ingredients.
These little – and free – moments lead to a lifelong love of learning. Take the opportunity to make a meal and some memories with your child this week.
Note that if you do not have kids, pets and plants are great substitutes. Our dog really enjoys being a part of the dinner-making festivities. (Hey, sometimes he even gets a snack out of it!)
Likewise, plants appreciate a soothing narration of their surroundings.
Keto Egg Roll Special Ingredients
Craving Chinese food? You won't miss the fried wanton wrapper with this delicious keto egg roll in a bowl recipe. It's super low carb, and once you try it, we know you'll be adding it to your keto meal rotation. Watch the video to see how we put this dish together. Spoiler alert: Our kids love to cook (and eat) this dish, too!
- 1 pound of the protein of your choice. Recommendations: ground beef, ground pork, or shrimp.
- 1 bag shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix,
- 1 tsp ginger (optional),
- 1 tbsp garlic powder (optional),
- 1 tsp sesame seeds (optional),
- 3 tbsp sesame oil,
- 1/4 cup soy sauce,
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- A few sprinkles of Japanese pepper blend
- Drizzle of Kewpie mayo
- In a large pan or wok over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.
- Add the protein of your choice to the hot pan with butter and sesame oil.
- Begin to add a portion of seasonings: Japanese pepper blend, garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds.
- Add additional sesame oil and half (1/8 cup) of the soy sauce
- Once the protein is cooked through, add the shredded cabbage on top.
- Sprinkle the additional portion of seasonings: Japanese pepper blend, garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds.
- Add the remaining sesame oil and soy sauce.
- Cover until the cabbage begins to wilt.
- Stir cabbage and protein together.
- Serve in a bowl and top with a drizzle of Kewpie mayo and a sprinkle of Japanese pepper.
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What the heck? How much am I supposed to use of everything?
If this is your reaction to the ingredients list above, we feel you. But, this dish is a lot about taste and preference.
If you’re a fan of serious salt and flavor, you’ll want to use a heavy hand. But if you prefer things on the milder side, opt for less ingredients.