Teriyaki turkey rice bowl is a healthy stir fry recipe made with ground turkey, vegetables and teriyaki sauce. All served on a bed of rice. You’ll have this recipe on your dinner table in under 30 minutes.
Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl
Teriyaki turkey rice bowl is a delicious combination of sweet and savory. It’s quick and fast, making it the perfect meal to eat on busy weeknights (or lazy ones when you don’t feel like cooking).
Ground turkey is a lean and healthier substitute to ground beef, and great to add to stir fry recipes like this one. It’s combined with fresh vegetables and a keto-friendly teriyaki sauce that contains no refined sugar.
Everything is cooked together in a frying pan and served with rice.
I love this recipe because it’s budget-friendly, fast and convenient. Pre-made sauces are an excellent way to save time and keep things simple. Save this “dump and cook” recipe for those nights when you’re hungry and want something to be fuss-free.
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Ingredients Shopping List
Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious healthy stir fry:
- 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey – This recipe uses 1 package of lean ground turkey. You could replace it with lean ground beef or ground chicken if needed.
- 1 cup Teriyaki Sauce – I used a keto teriyaki sauce that’s sugar free. You can use any kind of teriyaki sauce you’d like here. > Buy Keto Teriyaki Sauce Here.
- 4 Cups Cooked Rice – I used organic short grain brown rice. You could also use white rice or a wild rice blend. > Buy Organic Brown Rice Here.
- Vegetables – This recipe uses ½ white onion, 3 garlic cloves, 2 cups shredded carrots, 2 cups broccoli florets, and 1 cup frozen peas.
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Recipe Cost = $21
The ground turkey cost me $11, and other ingredients about $4. I used an organic, keto-friendly teriyaki sauce which cost $6 for the quantity used. So this meal cost me about $5.25 per serving (these prices will vary depending on where you live).
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Kitchen Equipment I Used
Here’s the equipment I used to make this stir fry recipe:
- Cast Iron Frying Pan – The perfect pan to use for even heat and cooking. > Buy Cast Iron Frying Pan Here.
- Rice Cooker – A simple rice cooker in the kitchen makes life easier. You can set it and forget it, while working on other parts of the recipe. > Buy Rice Cooker Here.
- Wood Spatula – A flat tipped wood spatula is great for breaking apart ground turkey, and mixing ingredients without scratching the pan. > Buy Wood Spatula Here.
- Cutting Knives – To cut the vegetables. > Buy Cutting Knives Here.
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How To Make Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl
Here’s an overview of how to make it with the full recipe instructions at the bottom of this post.
- Prep For The Recipe – Cook the rice according to package instructions. Chop and shred the vegetables.
- Cook – Add onions and garlic to frying pan, cook until onion turns translucent. Add the ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Add the vegetables: broccoli, carrots and peas. Cook until broccoli is slightly soft. Stir in the teriyaki sauce and cook 1-2 more minutes to heat through.
- Serve – Scoop the rice on to plates then add teriyaki ground turkey on top. Serve and enjoy!
How To Store Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl
Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or frozen for up to 3 months. To thaw, defrost the recipe in the fridge overnight, then reheat in the oven or microwave to serve.
Note: Rice tends to lose a bit of moisture when frozen and is best when served fresh. I recommend only freezing the teriyaki ground turkey mixture (not the rice) for that reason.
Tips and Tricks
Rice Substitutes – It’s easy to use any kind of cooked rice you want in this stir fry dish. I’m a big fan of Lundberg wild rice for my recipes, but using white rice will also work great. You can also substitute rice for pasta. I love brown rice pasta. > Buy Organic Brown Rice Pasta Here.
Slice Raw Ground Turkey – Ground meat comes in packages in long strips. Run a knife vertically to cut strips the opposite way. This will break up the pieces, making the cooking process easier.
Use Keto Teriyaki Stir Fry – If you want to make this recipe healthier, use a keto-friendly sauce that will contain no refined sugar or unwanted additives. > Buy Keto Stir Fry Sauce Here.
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More Turkey Recipes
- Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet – An easy weeknight dinner recipe cooked in one frying pan.
- Ground Turkey Soup With Kale and Beans – You can make this recipe in an instant pot or on the stove. It’s easy and healthy.
- Turkey Carcass Soup with Tomatoes, Carrots and Wild Rice – A delicious way to use the leftover turkey bones from holiday dinner.
- Turkey Quinoa Chili – With chickpeas, black beans, corn, zucchini this turkey quinoa chili is so good!
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Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl
- Cook 1½ cups of uncooked rice according to package instructions. I used a rice cooker. You can also cook on the stove.
- Prep the vegetables: shred the carrots, dice the onion, mince the garlic and chop the broccoli into bite-size pieces.
- Tip: To make ground turkey easier to cook, run a knife vertically to create several slices. This will cut the long strips making it easier to break apart while cooking.
Make The Recipe:
- Heat a frying pan with a bit of cooking oil. Add in the chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook until the onion turns translucent, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the ground turkey. Cook until it is no longer pink.
- Add the broccoli, carrots and peas and stir together. Cook until the broccoli is slightly soft when poked with a fork, about 3-4 minutes.
- Pour the teriyaki sauce overtop of everything and mix together. Cook another 1-2 minutes, until sauce is heated through.
- Scoop rice into bowls then pour teriyaki ground turkey on top. Serve and enjoy!
Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.