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Deconstructed Egg Roll Noodle Bowls

Deconstructed Egg Roll Noodle Bowls
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4
Everything you love about an egg roll, tossed into a bowl with swirly rice noodles, DIY sweet-and-sour dressing and crispy fried wontons. Perfection!
Updated March 23, 2017

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6.75 oz) Maifun Rice Stick Noodles
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 1/4 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (or 2 teaspoons garlic puree)
  • 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger root, grated (or 1 teaspoon ginger puree)
  • 2 egg roll or wonton wrappers, cut into small triangles or strips
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 purple cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (or liquid coconut oil)
  • 4 tablespoons prepared sweet and sour sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons diced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons crushed peanuts or cashews (optional)

Steps

  • 1
    Cook rice noodles using the instructions for hot water preparation as directed on package. (You can also boil to speed up the process slightly.) Drain. Drizzle noodles with 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil, toss to coat and set aside.
  • 2
    Mix together turkey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Brown in a skillet until cooked through, then set aside.
  • 3
    Melt 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in skillet and fry egg roll wrapper strips just until golden. Set strips aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • 4
    Divide noodles between four bowls and arrange with cabbage, turkey and carrots.
  • 5
    Whisk together vinegar, sesame oil and sweet and sour sauce to make dressing and drizzle over bowls. Garnish with cilantro, green onions and nuts (if desired).

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
210
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
13g
67%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
690mg
29%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
62g
21%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
9g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

  • If I could eat egg rolls every day for the rest of my life, I would. Except for that pesky part about life where I am attempting to eat more of the stuff my body needs (veggies and protein) and less of the stuff it doesn’t (all-fried everything). It’s that whole “being well balanced” goal I keep setting for myself. So, imagine my delight to discover the concept of a “deconstructed” egg roll bowl. All of the best parts of an egg roll, tossed with all the best parts of a salad, served with just a sprinkling of crunchy fried egg roll strips. Because, balance. This dish comes together quick. A quick cook of ground turkey, sautéed with garlic, ginger and soy. Fresh carrots, purple cabbage and cilantro on top. A drizzle of sweet and sour dressing. A crumble of crushed peanuts. This dinner is perfection. Everything you’re craving, from noodles to greens, topped with crispy fried wontons and served with a fork (or chopsticks, if you please). Delicious!
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