Egg Roll in a Bowl
Egg Roll in a Bowl

Quick joke … How do you make an egg roll?

You push it down a hill!

(rim shot)

There are dozens of bad egg roll puns we can make, but for Jessica Englerth of Killeen, Texas, making delicious, nutritious, and kidney-friendly food is no laughing matter.

Jessica shares with you this “Egg Roll in a Bowl” recipe.

Recipe Details:


  • 1 lb. ground turkey or beef


  • 5 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • 1 1/2 cup diced sweet onion

Canned Goods

  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

Baking & Spices

  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 sesame seeds, toasted

Oils & Vinegars

  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil, toasted
  • Nuts & seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos


  1. Sauté olive oil and ground turkey in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  2. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until turkey is almost cooked through.
  3. Push turkey to the side of the pan and add onion and the other tablespoon of oil.
  4. Sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add shredded carrots, garlic, and ginger and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir the vegetables and turkey together.
  6. Pour chicken broth in the pan and scrape the bottom of it to deglaze it.
  7. Add cabbage, coconut aminos or soy sauce, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir well and cover with a lid.
  8. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until cabbage is to your desired tenderness.
  9. Just before serving add toasted sesame oil and stir to combine.
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