GROUND TURKEY TERIYAKI RICE BOWL

I have received lots of comments over the years on how much people love this recipe, but also how they change it up and make it their own for something truly unique and delicious.

  • Ground turkey recipes are the tastiest when the meat is seasoned properly. Add some heat to this dish with some Sriracha or red pepper flakes.
  • Not fans  of rice? Use noodles instead. You can even use spaghetti noodles to mimic a low mein and toss in some cabbage to saute it with.
  • Feel free to cut the amount of sugar in this recipe. It won’t affect the flavor but it will swing more towards the savory side.

teriyaki turkey rice bowls

HOW TO STORE TERIYAKI GROUND TURKEY

  • Refrigerating leftovers: This dish will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge if properly stored in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.
  • To freeze, allow to cool completely, then pour into a freezer bag or airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge and reheat as described above. Freeze rice or noodles separately from the meat.

HOW LONG DOES RAW GROUND TURKEY LAST?

When you purchase ground turkey at the store, it has a “sell-by” date. Your meat will likely last 1-2 days past this date if properly stored in it’s original packaging in your refrigerator. To further extend the shelf like of your ground turkey, freeze it within 1 day past the sell by date. To maximize freshness, wrap the packaged turkey in foil and place in a freezer bag. Follow these steps to ensure you always have fresh meat on hand for all of your favorite ground turkey recipes!

Close up image of a teriyaki turkey rice bowl (ground turkey recipes)

TERIYAKI TURKEY RICE BOWL

INGREDIENTS

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or less as desired
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or less as desired
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons warm water

Ground Turkey

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli
  • 2 large carrots peeled and grated
  • 2 green onions diced, for garnish
  • 4 cups cooked white or brown rice divided

INSTRUCTIONS

    • Mix soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, red wine vinegar, sugars, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir with a whisk until sugar is dissolved.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons warm water and cornstarch until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
    • Heat sauce over medium high heat. Slowly whisk in cornstarch mixture and simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
    • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and cook until soft.
    • Crumble ground turkey and garlic into the pan and cook until turkey is about half cooked. Add grated carrots and chopped broccoli and continue to cook until turkey is no longer pink.
    • Pour teriyaki sauce over cooked turkey and vegetable mixture and stir. Simmer for about five minutes to combine the flavors.
  • Spoon meat over rice or noodles. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.

NOTES

  • Teriyaki Sauce is generally pretty sweet. However, feel free to cut back on the amount of sugar in the sauce. 1 tablespoon of each would suffice if you prefer a more savory than sweet flavor.
  • The nutritional information is based on serving this teriyaki turkey over white rice. Use brown rice or just less rice to reduce calories and carbs.
  • Feel free to customize this recipe with your favorite vegetables.

NUTRITION

Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 27gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 925mgPotassium: 543mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 4260IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 2mg