Spicy Korean Egg Roll Bowls with Kimchi

Bowls over rolls—everything you love in an egg roll, now in an easy-peasy bowl form! These satisfying egg roll bowls provide all the fantastic flavors of egg rolls without the hassle of wrapping and frying. Sautéed cabbage, carrot and ground pork with a punch of spicy kimchi, served over a bed of rice. For all […]

Bowls over rolls—everything you love in an egg roll, now in an easy-peasy bowl form!

These satisfying egg roll bowls provide all the fantastic flavors of egg rolls without the hassle of wrapping and frying. Sautéed cabbage, carrot and ground pork with a punch of spicy kimchi, served over a bed of rice.

Spicy Korean Egg Roll Bowls with a bowl of rice, pinch bowl of sesame seeds, and whole purple radishes on a dark background.

For all the chaos in the world right now, food is proving to be a safe haven for a lot of us. I’m trying to see a silver lining to all of this, and I have to say that seeing so many people staying at home for the good of their communities, and cooking food for their families is heartwarming. If we all come out of this with a little more confidence in the kitchen, and a more conscientious approach to food waste, I think we’ll all be better for it in the end.

In the coming weeks we’re going to try to keep sharing recipes as best as we can, focusing on practical recipes utilizing pantry ingredients and incorporating fresh produce whenever we can (because while one can feasibly live on dried beans and pasta, it’s certainly not satisfying).

In these bowls, for example, both cabbage and carrots will keep quite well in the fridge for weeks, as does kimchi. Paired with some steamed rice and frozen pork from the freezer (you could also use ground turkey or chicken), it’s a practical recipe that doesn’t sacrifice on flavor.

Closeup of Spicy Korean Egg Roll Bowls with rice and thinly sliced green onion

This particular recipe was inspired by our most recent CSA box from Caney Fork Farms, which arrived with a whole head of napa cabbage, beautiful fresh carrots, gigantic green onions and the most beautiful purple daikon radishes I’ve ever seen.

We sort of threw this together on a whim, stir frying that lovely produce with some ground pork and all the spicy condiments we happened to have in our fridge. The result was so good, so deliciously spicy, that we had to make it again to share with you. Served atop a bed of steamed rice it really makes for one heck of a meal.

(And, if you’re in the Nashville area and interested in getting your own CSA delivered right to your front door, check out Caney Fork Farms. And psst! Use coupon code LOVEANDOLIVEOIL to save $25 off your first share!)

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Turkey Taco Bowls with Cilantro Rice

Tacos have officially come out of their shells. These turkey taco rice bowls have all your favorite taco fixin’s served atop a bed of romaine lettuce and tangy cilantro rice. Everything you love about classic hard-shell tacos – without the shell. Instead, the flavorful seasoned ground turkey, black beans, fresh avocado and sour cream are […]

Tacos have officially come out of their shells. These turkey taco rice bowls have all your favorite taco fixin’s served atop a bed of romaine lettuce and tangy cilantro rice.

Everything you love about classic hard-shell tacos – without the shell. Instead, the flavorful seasoned ground turkey, black beans, fresh avocado and sour cream are piled high into a bowl along with cilantro rice and shredded romaine lettuce.

Turkey Taco Bowls with Cilantro Rice on a dark blue background with bowls of salsa and cheese and slices of lime scattered around.

I love a good taco. Preferably the classic Americanized version in a hard corn shell with seasoned ground beef, cheese, sour cream and romaine lettuce.

I could seriously devour 3 or 4 of them all by myself (and if you know me, you know I’m typically a light eater, so 3 whole tacos is a B.F.D.)

These taco bowls take everything you love about that classic hard-shell taco… without the hard shell. Instead, we’ve piled all your favorite fixin’s on a bed of tangy cilantro rice and shredded romaine lettuce.

It’s part taco salad, part rice bowl, and entirely delicious.

Closeup of Turkey Taco Bowls with Cilantro Rice, topped with cilantro microgreens

We’ve opted to swap out the classic ground beef for ground turkey (dark meat please; lean ground turkey is just too dry for this). With a generous amount of seasoning the turkey comes out just as flavorful as any beef version.

The addition of the chicken broth helps to make the meat extra saucy, and not at all dry like ground turkey can often be.

If you do use beef (and you certainly can if you prefer), you probably won’t need a full 3/4 cup of chicken broth (beef broth works too), since ground beef tends to be fattier and therefore juicer. Or you can cook the ground meat most of the way, then spoon off the excess fat, and then add enough broth to make it nice and saucy.

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