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 egg rolls 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, which I find tastes better anyway.

I got this idea 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

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.


  1. Melt the coconut oil over medium high heat. Add the cabbage.
  2. Add the carrot.
  3. Sautee until soft. If it gets too dry, add a little water and let it evaporate and help soften the veggies.
  4. Add the coconut aminos and sesame oil.
  5. Sautee some more until softer and the sauce is absorbed.
  6. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  7. Add the green onions on top.
  8. Optional: cook chicken on the side, then toss it together!
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Paleo Egg Roll In a Bowl! All of the great egg roll taste without any of the bad ingredients!

31 responses on “Paleo Egg Roll In a Bowl

  1. Sarah

    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.

  2. Jennifer

    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!

  3. Jill

    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?

  4. Brandy

    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!

  5. Laura H.

    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.

  6. Hope Goodrich

    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!

  7. Nancy

    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.

  8. Logan

    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!

    1. Sam

      I did! It works great. I used matchstick carrots too for a timesaver. We addedmushrooms and shrimp to ours and it was sooooo good!

    1. Keith

      Eggrolls are a soy sauce based dish so substituting soy sauce with coconut aminos makes it paleo. It makes the dish.

  9. Susan

    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.

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