Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Egg Roll Stir Fry

I consider egg rolls a treat.  I will sometimes indulge in Chinese cuisine but won't often go for the egg roll.  Delicious might they be, they just have too many calories. 

I was intrigued when I found this recipe.  I loved the idea of eating my beloved egg roll without all the calories of an egg roll, ya know?

This was really good. Super healthy and filling.  I ate it plain and I did eat some with gluten free crackers the next day.  Does it taste like an egg roll?  Hmm...Maybe not exactly, but it is tasty, healthier alternative. 

Egg Roll Stir Fry
Adapted from Once a Mom, Always a Cook

1 lb. ground turkey, beef or chicken (I used ground turkey)
1 head of cabbage
Bok choy, optional (I didn't use it)
3 - 4 medium carrots
1/2 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 heaping tsp. ginger (I used the jarred)
1 tbsp. sesame oil
4 - 5 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 tsp. fresh pepper

First, shred cabbage with a serrated knife.  Next, chop the bok choy if using.  Shred carrots.  Set veggies aside. 

Brown ground turkey with the diced onions and garlic.  Then add the cabbage and carrots.  Add the ginger, oil, soy sauce, vinegar and pepper.  Toss as best you can and cover and cook over medium heat until cabbage has wilted, stirring occasionally.  Cook for about 15 - 20 minutes until it's desired consistency. 


  1. Oh what a treat egg roll dinner! Who would have thought :)

  2. Debbi - it needs some hot sauce or sriracha! :D I actually have some spring roll wrappers I am going to work with next week - I think each one is only like 20 calories, but you have to be careful not to wet it too much otherwise it just falls apart.

    I'll let you know how it works out! Something similar to this:

  3. I love egg rolls. Looks like I will be picking up some sesame oil so that I can make this tomorrow.

  4. Be still my beating heart!!
    I'm a huge, huge eggroll fan! This is terrific, I'm definitely going to play around with it and see ifI can find the sesame oil in my little podunk grocery store :)

  5. I love egg rolls, but more for what is inside of them! i love the crunchy cabbage and bok choy! I will make this eventually, I am just glad I found it!