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Ground pork, cabbage, and carrots on white rice.

15-Minute Egg Roll in a Bowl

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Egg Roll in a Bowl! Ground pork browned with garlic and ginger, sautéed carrots and cabbage cooked down in some soy sauce and chili paste, a nice little heap of hot rice. YUM.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 knob of ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice 
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • chili paste to taste
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 56 cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
  • 3 large carrots, diagonally sliced
  • Rice and green onions for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and saute until fragrant.
  2. Add the five-spice, soy sauce, chili paste, and pork. Break apart until the meat is browned and cooked through.
  3. Add the coleslaw mix and carrots. Toss until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  4. Serve over rice, with green onions and Sriracha if you like that kinda thing. (I do.)



Five-Spice: You can make this recipe without it, but I LOVE the flavor that it adds. There’s a little bit of anise in there, and to me, this is what makes it taste like a real egg roll!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Keywords: egg roll in a bowl, egg roll, deconstructed egg roll