Healthy Egg Roll Noodle Bowl (Gluten-Free)




This noodle bowl has all the fabulous flavors of an egg roll, stir-fried in a pan, then loaded up with noodles. Actually brown rice noodles. This is the first time I’ve tried them and they taste great in this recipe. Each serving has 322 calories, 8 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints. I’m in love with this dish and hope you enjoy it too!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes


Ingredients

6 ounces brown rice noodles or rice noodles, see shopping tips

4 cups cabbage, shredded 

2 cups carrots, shredded

1 cup celery, diced

1 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil

½ pound ground turkey breast (99% fat-free)

1 cup onions, minced

1 tablespoon ginger, from a jar, see shopping tips

1 teaspoon garlic cloves, minced

⅓ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or water

¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

¼ cup rice vinegar

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon sesame oil

¼ cup thinly sliced green onions, optional for garnish


Instructions

1. Cook rice noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside. Note: Brown rice noodles take about 15 minutes to cook.

2. In the meantime, in a large bowl combine cabbage, carrots and celery. Set aside.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onions, ginger and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes until turkey is browned. Stir in cabbage mixture, chicken broth or water, soy sauce, rice vinegar and pepper. Continue to stir-fry until cabbage mixture is soft. Mix in cooked rice noodles and sesame oil. Continue to stir-fry until completely combined and hot.

4. Divide among 4 bowls. Top each bowl with chopped scallions, if desired.

Makes 4 servings. Each serving, 2 cups.


Shopping Tips
Ground turkey breast, 99% fat-free, can be found in most supermarkets. It’s made completely from the turkey breast unlike other ground turkey which is a blend of white and dark meat.

Brown rice noodles or rice noodles are gluten-free and can be found in most supermarkets in the pasta aisle. I found brown rice noodles at Vons/Safeway. Whole Foods sells them too. If  your not gluten-free, you can use your favorite pasta such as whole grain spaghetti. Note: Brown rice noodles take about 15 minutes to cook.

Ginger, in a jar, can be found in the produce section where garlic, in a jar, is sold.


Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints
6
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 6
Weight Watchers Points Plus 8

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 noodle bowl (2 cups)
322 calories, 8g fat, 1g sat. fat, 35mg chol, 21g protein, 47g carbs, 8g fiber, 635mg sodium, 8g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
185 calories, 1g sat fat, 1g sugar, 3g protein