When I was younger, my friend Jennifer’s parents would regularly order us Chinese food. I was obsessed with egg rolls. Sometimes I would just eat an egg roll (or a few!) for dinner. Jennifer and I had this really weird way of eating them in which we completely disassembled them. You ate the outside, then the inside.
Always dipped in that weird orange duck sauce.
At this point in my life, it’s been a solid four years since I’ve had Chinese food. So I have to settle for making my own Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl, which I find tastes better anyway.
I got the idea for this Paleo Egg Roll recipe from a restaurant recently. They had an unstuffed egg roll option with rice and shrimp – I thought it was a great idea. You can add any protein you like, I used chicken.
Paleo Egg Roll In A Bowl
- 1 small head of cabbage chopped into slices
- 2 large carrots cut into long strips (using THIS)
- 1 tbsp unflavored coconut oil found HERE
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos found HERE
- 1 tbsp sesame oil found HERE
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 4 green onions diced for garnish
- Optional: protein of choice - chicken and shrimp are best. I used chicken. see notes
- Melt the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the cabbage.
- Add the carrot.
- Sautee until soft. If it gets too dry, add a little water and let it evaporate and help soften the veggies.
- Add the coconut aminos and sesame oil.
- Sautee some more until softer and the sauce is absorbed.
- Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Add the green onions on top.
I need this in my life. My husband and I are working REALLY hard to exclude processed foods and chemicals from our life, but, MAN do we love some egg rolls!!! Thanks for the recipe.
I made this tonight and it was SOO good. The sesame oil took it to the next level. It is definitely going into the rotation. Thanks!
So happy you like it!
Did you put chicken in this? I didn’t see it in the ingredients but it looks like it in the picture. Also, could you put ground beef instead of chicken?
You can add whatever you like!
What is the net carbs for this recipe?
What is coconut aminos ?
I linked to it in the article, you can check it out by clicking on it.
Just made this for dinner; I did not add any meat and it was AMAZING!!
So happy you liked it!!
Made with ground chicken……delicious! Can see adding ground pork or shrimp. So on point for my Chinese cravings. This is going into the rotation. Thank you!
This looks amazing.
I’m just curious as to how you cooked the chicken. That’s way I plan on using, but I don’t want to ruin the dish by preparing the chicken wrong.
I just sautéed it in olive oil until cooked through.
GREAT Just GREAT
Can’t wait to try this recipe since we like eggrolls and love stir fried cabbage. Hopefully our granddaughters will like it. Thanks for sharing!
Hope you all like it!
I devoured it! It was so good. I added some shrimp and sautéed them in the same pan I used to cook everything in. Perfection.
Just cooked this recipe for dinner tonight. It was fabulous! The two of us ate it all up. This recipe gets added to our regular dishes.
I just made this for the first time tonight. It was amazing! My husband and 19 month old daughter both loved it! It will definitely be a regular meal around here. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!
So glad you liked it!
This was a great meal!!! I added some chicken that I seasoned with Chinese 5 spice and a little siracha as I like the heat! Great recipe! Thanks for adding some great flavor to my 24 Day Challenge!
How many servings does this recipe make?
2-4, depending on appetite.
I’m not usually a fan of cooked cabbage, but I had to try this recipe and I’m glad I did! It was delicious!
It looks so scrumptious. Can I use “unrefined” coconut oil that I have in handy instead of “refined” one? Does it make a difference.
It’s your choice to use either one. Generally unrefined/extra virgin has a coconut flavor where refined doesn’t.
I’ve read recipes upon recipes that use aminos and stumbled on your nonwrap egg roll again using aminos so decided to buy a bottle and test it out. I’m a fan! It wasn’t as salty as regular soy sauce. Flavor was outstanding when sesame oil was added and married with the cabbage and carrots. I added turkey thigh meat I baked the day before. Yumm. Next time I’m going to add bean spouts and chopped celery. Thanks for the inspiration.
Has anyone ever used a bag of slaw mix as a time saver?
That’s a great idea!
I did! It works great. I used matchstick carrots too for a timesaver. We addedmushrooms and shrimp to ours and it was sooooo good!
So happy you liked it!
These lunch options look great, but they don’t state what the portion size should be per person. Can you advise?
I do two large servings.
Made this last night and it was excellent! I added shrimp and extra green onions-sooo good!
Can it be made without the coconut aminos?
It adds flavor so you could use your favorite soy sauce or tamari sauce if you don’t have the aminos.
Sounds delicious – putting this on our menu!
can the coconut amino be excluded in this?
It won’t taste the same without it.
Eggrolls are a soy sauce based dish so substituting soy sauce with coconut aminos makes it paleo. It makes the dish.
If you can’t find coconut aminos or can’t do coconut, here’s a homemade sub you can use: http://meljoulwan.com/2014/03/01/substitute-soy-sauce-coconut-aminos/#comment-203029
Because I suffer with IBS, I was wondering if I could substitute the cabbage with bok choy? If so, can you please give me the measurement. This sounds divine as I too loved “cabbage” rolls.
Maybe 6 loosely packed cups? Think of it as your “salad base” for the other ingredients.
I’ve been making a similar recipe for several years! We love it. My version uses either ground meat or ground sausage, and either Chinese 5 spice or some cinnamon and nutmeg. I found the spice added to the real egg roll flavor.
Love your recipes!
This looks fantastic! I *cannot* wait to try it! A couple questions though:
1) How many people does this recipe serve? I would like to try this for my family of four, so I’m wondering if I should double the recipe.
2) Is there an ideal protein amount? As in, should I use one or maybe two chicken breasts per recipe?
Thanks in advance for your help!
I’d double it for dinner for a family of four, and maybe 3 chicken breasts? Never hurts to have leftovers!
Making this soon! Finally found coconut amino! Just need the green onions. Thanks to Facebook I saw your post.
Yum!! I made this with chopped cooked shrimp and I added chopped snow peas. So yummy!
I love all the variations!
I just made this to go with our steamed bok choy and egg drop soup and it was amazing! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
So glad you liked it!
Delicious! I added some grilled chicken thighs that I had marinated in coconut aminos, garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Definitely a keeper.
Grilling your protein adds a ton of flavor.
This looks absolutely delicious!!! Coconut aminos is great stuff, but I’d never thought of making egg “rolls” with it. ?
I’ll definitely try this!
One question though, is there anything I can sub for the sesame oil? I’m allergic to sesame.
Feel free to use any cooking oil you normally use, maybe peanut? Sesame gives it that Asian flavor, but is easily subbed out.
This was REALLY good!!! I added chicken and also a small amount of toasted sesame oil. Superb!! Thank you!!
Awesome recipe!!!!! Anyone can cook this. O have not had any egg rolls since i started paleo amd this recipe os a keeper. Eat at least once a week.
Going to try this recipe this week and I will also cook an egg on the side and chopped up an egg like the Chinese restaurants do in their fried rice!
That’s a great addition!
Do you think you could substitute red cabbage?
I adore this recipe. I add extra soy sauce and use a box of premade shredded cabbage and carrots (intended for cole slaw) from Whole Foods’s veggie section. This is a lifesaver to make on the weekend and have for lunch all week when I’m in the big writing phases of my dissertation. Thank you thank you for this recipe!!!
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I’m struggling to see where the egg roll comes in as recipe does not include egg?
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