Friday Food Club: Egg roll bowl
The egg roll is an extremely popular starter in Chinese restaurants, particularly across the Atlantic.
They reckon the egg roll dates back to ancient times in Southern China, and the traditional recipe packs a filling of mainly pork, cabbage, and carrot inside a crispy wheat flour parcel.
Not this time, though. At Ludo’s Primal Wellness, we’re all about promoting healthy choices. That’s why we’ve swapped the deep-fried element for a tasty (and healthy) egg roll bowl.
Our egg roll bowl combines all the flavours of your favourite Chinese restaurant, but helps save you a few calories. Plus, it takes 25 minutes tops to make. Give it a go!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
From pantry to plate: 25 minutes
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 c. shredded carrot
- 1/4 green cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1/4 c. soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. hot sauce of choice
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
Step by step guide
- In a large skillet over medium heat, heat vegetable oil. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
- Add pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is golden in parts and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes, breaking meat into small pieces with a spoon or spatula.
- Push pork to the side and add sesame oil. Add onion, carrot, and cabbage. Stir to combine with meat and add soy sauce and hot sauce. Cook until cabbage is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt.
- Transfer mixture to a serving dish and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
3 health benefits of this dish
- Lean pork is a high source of protein which aids muscle growth, is rich in vitamins and minerals which support gradual energy release, and can even help your body battle tiredness and fatigue.
- Carrots are a weight-loss-friendly food that come with health benefits including lower cholesterol and better eye health.
- Inflammation associated with many serious diseases, from heart disease to arthritis, and eating cabbage may help to prevent it. Cruciferous vegetables (like cabbage) carry various antioxidants that have been shown to reduce chronic inflammation over time.
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