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The delicious, sweet teriyaki sauce and the (kind of) hidden veggies in this Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl makes this one of those healthy ground turkey recipes that your whole family will love!

We love quick and easy Asian inspired recipes, and have quite a few here on the site! Some of our favorites are included in our monthly dinner rotation, like Egg Fried Rice and Crockpot Orange Chicken.

light gray bowls with rice and healthy ground turkey teriyaki, chopsticks, sesame seeds, white napkin, green onions

I love Asian inspired dishes, and Teriyaki is a family favorite. The sweet and savory richness of the sauce really compliments the flavors of the turkey. Plus it’s loaded with veggies, which means my kids are eating them! You can pair this with steamed rice or noodles, or even wrap it up in a Lettuce Wrap.

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Ground Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowls

Ground turkey recipes are always a winner in our house, like Turkey, Kale and Rice SoupTurkey Taco Stuffed Shells and Spicy Turkey Meatloaf. These Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowls always top the list of favorites.

My kids are not fans of vegetables. Well, quite frankly that is an understatement. They hate them. So I have had to get clever with how I add veggies to our meals.

The ground turkey is juicy and the teriyaki sauce is sweet and flavorful. Add in all the wonderful veggies and you’ve got a perfectly complete meal that makes great leftovers.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • It’s a quick and easy, a healthy alternative to ground beef, and an easy substitution in tons of recipes like chili and spaghetti sauce.
  • We include lots of veggies and dice them up small so it’s very kid friendly and a great way to get kids to actually enjoy eating their vegetables.
  • You can easily customize this recipe to include your favorite veggies or add a different base like rice or noodles.
Cooked ground turkey recipe in a skillet with vegetables and teriyaki sauce. Cast iron skillet.

How to Cook Ground Turkey

Ground turkey is a light, bright pink color when it’s raw or uncooked. As it cooks the color will change from pink to a light brown color. Seasoning is important, since it has a very mild flavor that takes on whatever flavors you add. It’s delicious with just a little garlic, onion and salt added but you can also add it to chili, spaghetti, tacos and more by changing the seasoning.

How to Make Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowls

  1. Cook the ground turkey. After cooking the meat with some onions and garlic, grate few carrots and chop some broccoli very fine, and toss them in with the meat. This gave the illusion that there weren’t very many vegetables in there, but they couldn’t avoid what they couldn’t see! *Note – if you are serving this as a rice bowl, you’ll want to start cooking the rice before you start cooking the meat.
  2. Make the teriyaki sauce. The teriyaki sauce is made from scratch and is incredibly easy. Some readers have commented on the amount of sugar in the sauce, and you can see in the recipe notes that you can reduce to your liking. Teriyaki sauce is typically sweet on it’s own, but you can adjust the levels based on your needs. It will still taste great!
  3. Assemble the rice bowls. The teriyaki sauce is combined with the meat and veggies and simmered for a few minutes to let the flavors blend and get all happy. Then scoop it on top of white or brown rice, noodles, into lettuce cups or even flour tortillas for some Asian-Mexican fusion!

How to Serve

Sprinkle some sliced green onions and sesame seeds on top before serving. It’s a pretty garnish and add a little flavor, too.

My kids love to eat their rice bowl with chopsticks. If you don’t have any, you can find them here, or try these adorable training chopsticks for kids.

How to Store Leftovers

  • 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.
a hand with chopsticks, bowls with healthy ground turkey teriyaki, vegetables and rice

Recipe Variations

Feel free to customize this recipe to fit your own personal tastes. Use cut up veggies and sauté or steam them before adding them to the turkey and sauce.

Some other veggie options:

  • Bell peppers
  • Snow peas
  • Water chestnuts
  • Bok choy
  • Bean sprouts
  • Zucchini
  • Corn
  • Cauliflower
  • Water chestnuts

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 lo 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use ground beef instead of turkey?

Yes, you absolutely can! Ground turkey recipes can easily swap ground beef, pork or chicken. You will want to make sure to drain it really well since ground beef lets out a lot of liquid, but it will work just as well as the ground turkey.

How long does raw ground turkey last?

When you purchase lean 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 life, 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!

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Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl

4.73 from 1157 votes
The delicious, sweet teriyaki sauce and the (kind of) hidden veggies in this Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl makes this a healthy ground turkey recipe that your whole family will love!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients
  

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Less 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, ¼ 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 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.
  • A note about SERVING SIZE: A serving is approximately ¾ cup of rice and one cup of the meat/veggies.
  • The serving sizes are approximate and will vary depending on a variety of factors, like how much you cook your veggies down and what size your cuts of vegetables are. As a meal, this recipe will make 4-6 servings. 

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 28gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 994mgPotassium: 606mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 4261IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg
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  1. Fantastic dish! Family loved it and I even doubled it. I’d cut back on the sugar but only to 2 1/2 TBS of the sugars.

  2. This recipe is a weekly staple in our house for me and my husband. I have even started to use the sauce recipe in chicken stir fry and it is perfection! Such a yummy, easy recipe that is nutritious and filling

  3. I made this last night and it was very good. The sweetness of the sugar doesn’t come out until you start cooking the sauce, so start with 1 tablespoon each of the white and brown sugar and taste as you go. Added eggplant and zucchini to give it more variety. Would keep this as a staple!

  4. Excellent recipe! Will add to my regular rotation. Blanched broccoli beforehand, halved sugar for sauce (as I looked at the reviews), added cabbage and put on top of brown rice. Will do on top of vermicelli noodles next time. Delicious 😋 recipe! Hubby super happy with it too! Thank you!

  5. Delish, I replaced the ground turkey with chicken breast that I cut into strips. Definitely a new favorite, my family said it tasted like I went to a Chinese restaurant and got it lol. Thank you so much for this recipe, love it!

  6. So good! I wanted to make something different with my turkey meat and it was a major hit for my kiddos. I diced additional veggies and even my 2 year old couldn’t get enough!

  7. I was surprised by how delicious these were! I had to supplement based on what I had on hand (I was out of brown sugar) and added a splash of chili oil for some heat. So good! They will definitely be in the weekly rotation.

  8. Absolutely delish! Used coconut aminos and coconut sugar in addition to arrowroot for the cornstarch. All healthier swaps and couldn’t have tasted better 🙂

  9. This is a family favorite in my house. It is SO good!!! Everything about it is perfect and it is an easy recipe!

  10. This recipe was delicious. I have never made homemade teriyaki sauce and it turned out perfect. I will be adding this to the dinner rotation for sure. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Very tasty recipe. I used a mixture of vegetables and we had them with lettuce wraps to keep it low carb. The flavor is great and I think next time I will add alittle spice to it. It will be on rotation!

  12. This recipe is one of my family’s favorite FAST dinners. It’s on rotation in my house. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  13. I have made this recipe now 4x and my whole family loves it. It’s a great, quick, weeknight dinner and I love the amount of veggies in it. I also add in shelled edamame.

  14. Looking forward to trying this! Do you think it’d easily adapt to making in crockpot? With two little kids I’m always trying to use my slow cooker 🙂

  15. Delicious! I used 1 tbsp of white sugar and 1 tbsp of brown sugar and it was perfect! Thank you for the recipe! I will definitely be making this again soon!

  16. Oh my dear sweet jeebus, this was FABULOUS. It honestly reminded me of the beef bowls I use to get when I lived in Japan. That teriyaki sauce is the perfect thickness and coats every grain of rice. And the flavor is next level. We added kimchi on top, and the acidity cut through the richness of the sauce perfectly. Thank you so much for posting this. It’s on permanent meal prep rotation for us now.

  17. This was DELICIOUS! My 8 year old adventurous eating daughter also really liked it! It wasn’t overly sweet or saucy either. Added extra broccoli and matchstick carrots right at the very end so they stayed crispy… and they were! So so good.

  18. Thanks, tried more by design. Looking for a turkey and rice dish I decided to make this. I like Teriyaki sauce. One day I will get a chance to make, maybe.

  19. Made this for the first time this evening. Not bad. I added chopped red bell pepper to the carrots and broccoli for more color and cut the sugars to 1T each. Tastes like something I would get from the frozen food section and microwave. Not sure I’ll make it again.

  20. This was SO GOOD. My best friend sent it to me and told me to make it immediately. She was right! Hubby asked me to double it next time so that we have more leftovers 😍 I ended up using thawed frozen veggies that we had in the freezer as opposed to the broccoli, but everything else was the same. Absolutely amazing recipe!

  21. Family favorite!!!! Everyone will eat it! Absolutely love this recipe! I add other veggies and the kids don’t really notice them.

  22. This was sooo yummy and will become a staple in our house for sure! We did one cup broccoli and one cup cut green beans for veggies. We also did 1.5 tbls of each sugar- perfect sweetness!!

  23. Delicious!! I followed recipe except for subbing 1tbl rice vinegar + 1 tbl Mirin for red wine vinegar cuz its what I had. It came out so good & I ate so much. Thank you for this great recipe!!

  24. My husband has to be on low sodium diet. I would love to make this however it says this contains 994mg sodium. Is this with using the sodium soy sauce?

    1. Yes, it is. Soy sauce is basically salt. Even though the bottle says “less sodium” or “low sodium” and about 40% less sodium than regular, it still has quite a bit.

  25. This was delicious!!!!! I added a little less sugar as suggested in your notes. Thanks for sharing!

      1. Just started WW and thought this recipe sounded good and on the healthier side. I only made changes that I felt were beneficial for me, and I loved it. First time using ground turkey. I’ll definitely be making this again.

    1. Yes you can freeze it. The meat should be fine, however the veggies may experience a slight change in texture upon thawing.

  26. My entire family loved this recipe, plus the little cousins, which included a 2, 4, and 5yr old! Saving this one to add into our rotation – I substituted snap peas for the broccoli and carrots.

  27. We make this regularly and it’s so delicious. We try to avoid a lot of sugar, so I use 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of monk fruit. I also added chopped cauliflower because I had some on hand. This recipe is always a hit!

      1. Love this recipe! In my monthly rotation- I usually add chopped zucchini, shitake mushrooms and shallot in place of onion!. I like served in lettuce wraps or over modifies and my daughter and husband love with rice. You can really make it with whatever veggies you have etc.

  28. Can I use ground chicken instead of ground turkey? Or would it change the flavor too much. I’m excited to try this. Thank you.

  29. Made this at the recommendation of a friend – so yummy! Cut sugar in half and I think it’s perfect. Added some zucchini also just because I had it. Will definitely make again!

  30. Loved this recipe! I only had apple cider vinegar available and it still turned out great! A little tangy, but delicious

  31. Loved this! I added broccoli, shiitake mushrooms, zucchini and substituted the sugars for coconut sugar. It was delish!

    1. You’ll add it at the end after all your veggies and the turkey, so you can use however much you like.

  32. This has been in our dinner rotation for a couple years now so I had to leave a comment. It’s so easy, healthy and delicious! Will make for years to come.

  33. Great recipe, even my picky 3 y/o loved it. I used a frozen “riced” broccoli/cauliflower/carrot mix and it turned out great and no one could even tell there was veggies in it 😂

  34. This was such an easy meal and more importantly my children ate it without one complaint. This was super yummy and definitely going to be my go to meal when I’m tired and short on time. Thanks!

    1. It will – the veggies might get a little mushy when they defrost and you should freeze the rice separately but it will otherwise do well.

  35. Great recipe! Delicious flavor and super easy. Thank you for sharing it and thanks to those that made comments. I used monk fruit instead of sugar, but that was the only change. A couple additions I made to the onions, garlic, carrots and broccoli was adding some green cabbage and water chestnuts like some recommended. Lastly, I had it on palmini rice for lower carbs.

      1. This has been a family staple for years now! It’s quick, easy, and most importantly flavorful. When my daughters went off to college they asked that I send them the recipe so they could make it to impress their friends. I have found that I need to double the sauce recipe because I add a lot more veggies to it than the recipe calls for, and my girls like to spoon it on their rice.

  36. Yum! Made this last night and I loved it! I added half the amount of brown and white sugar and it was perfectly balanced for my taste. I don’t like broccoli so added red peppers and water chestnuts instead. Otherwise kept the recipe exactly as is. It was delicious! I’ll make this again.

  37. Absolutely delicious! I cut out the white sugar after reading the reviews. Husband and I ate ours over cauliflower rice. Kids thought it was great. Thank you!

  38. Way too salty. No need for white sugar either. 2tbsp of brown sugar is more than enough! I think chicken might make it more flavourful. I’ll try it again!

  39. This recipe doesn’t miss. The first attempt I followed the recipe exactly, but used 3 T of brown sugar & no white sugar at all. It was delicious. Tonight I substituted with carrots, brussel sprouts and red pepper that I put through the food processor. At the end, I hit it with a bit of sriracha to balance the sweet. I love that we’re getting all that veg in this dish.

  40. Mmmmm this was so delicious! I followed the suggestion to use half the sugar and was glad I did as the sweetness was perfect with a total of 2 tbsp of sugars. I finely chopped some cauliflower as well and mixed it all into rice. Will be on my regular rotation. Thank you!

    1. As stated in the notes of the recipe, yes the nutritional information includes the turkey and sauce served over rice.

        1. From the recipe notes – A note about SERVING SIZE: A serving is approximately ¾ cup of rice and one cup of the meat/veggies.

  41. This is one of my go-to recipes! I always seem to have the ingredients in the house, and I love knowing exactly what’s in my teriyaki sauce. Ever since I had to go gluten free, finding Asian foods I can eat safely has been hard, so this is an easy and delicious alternative! I sometimes add some Sriracha and/or red pepper flakes to add a hint of heat.

      1. SO good. Easy to do GF, nothing too complicated, and I almost always have everything on hand. Thanks for sharing this!

  42. Delicious! I made it tonight with ground chicken. I also food processed the carrots and broccoli because my partner won’t eat them otherwise! Topped with Sriracha and green onions. Everyone loved it! I loved how easy and fresh it was!

      1. I always come back to this recipe! It’s one of my favorites. It freezes and reheats super well, so I try to make a big batch every time. I also usually double the veggies 🙂 Yum! I’m doing this in a butter lettuce wrap tonight which I’m excited about.

  43. Made tonight and me, husband, and baby (no sauce) LOVED!! I did 3 tbsp light brown sugar and added a little siracha to the sauce and it is excellent! Also topped with avocado! Definitely adding to the dinner ideas list!

  44. This was delicious and a hit with the whole family. Each of my kids (11,10,8) asked for seconds. We will be adding this to the rotation! Thank you!!

  45. I made this for my bf and I tonight & let me just say this is a very good recipe. At first I hadn’t added enough brown sugar, but I added more and it came out delicious. I meal prepped it in containers for lunch, thank you so much for this recipe 🙂

  46. I just found your site tonight when looking for ground turkey recipes, and I’m so glad I did! I didn’t have carrots so I used diced red and yellow bell peppers, then served it over brown rice for my husband and riced cauliflower for me. The only other change I made was to use only 2 tbsp of coconut sugar for the sweetener. It was perfect and definitely will make again!

  47. Delicious! I added mushrooms, snap peas, and edamame and omitted the carrots. I used 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and no white sugar. Served over brown rice; it was amazing.

  48. Haven’t made this yet but I make rice bowls as meal prep for work. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I’m going to try this using chopped up leftover turkey. I would think if you sautéed the vegetables then toss with the turkey to warm them add the sauce it should work similar. Thanks for a great idea!

  49. This was so easy to make a super delicious. My partner is a bit picky about what he eats and just loved it. I had some basmati brown rice that I cooked in a pressure cooker with chicken broth. The combination was perfect. This will now be a “go-to” in my recipe repertoire. Thanks so much.

  50. Oh my gosh, so good!!! The teriyaki sauce is addictive – I cut the sugar by half and it was delicious. I used thinly sliced brussel sprouts instead of broccoli and added wide lo mein noodles at the end. So good, thank you!

  51. Can you say comfort food?? This dish was absolutely fantastic. The substitutions I made was using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and of course I didn’t have broccoli so I used cauliflower and holy smokes! I’ve never doubled a recipe I’ve never made before but something told me to do it on this one. So glad I did!

  52. This is definitely my go to, I double the recipe and family has as leftovers for a few days, it doesn’t last long! Thank you. Excellent instructions too!

  53. This recipe was FANTASTIC! My 3 1/2 year old (that is super picky) LOVED it and so did my 17-month-old. I would love to feature this recipe on my parenting E-Newsletter! <3 Thanks! – Kelli @ohbabyihadnoidea

  54. Great recipe. Super easy. Tasty. 5 Stars for the recipe but 2 stars for this webpage which is very cumbersome, really slowing down my computer. Thanks for the recipe.

  55. Loved it! It was a huge hit with all 4 of my boys! I did add heat with red pepper flakes & a few dashes of hot sauce! I substituted a bag of broccoli slaw (contains cabbage, carrots & broccoli) & a bag of snow peas! So yummy!!! Thank you!

  56. Too much sauce and too salty for my taste, however I like the ingredients – may need to adjust for next time!

    1. Recipes are definitely subjective. You can use as much or as little soy sauce as you like, or even reduce the sauce a bit. I hope you give it another try with those alterations!

  57. This is absolutely delicious. I followed the instructions exactly and then added a few tablespoons of crushed cashews for some crunch. This would be amazing as a lettuce wrap as well!. Thank you for sharing!

  58. So flip’n Delicious! This is a winner with my fam! Thank you for giving me another recipe to put in the weekly rotation!!!!

  59. This recipe is simple and tasty! It also reheats good! I did add the red pepper flakes to the sauce for a little kick and it was perfect! Can’t wait to try other recipes from your site!

    1. Hi Mayra, if you’re using bottled sauce, you can use as much or as little as you want. I’d say probably 1/4-1/2 cup would suffice.

  60. This was a delicious and flavorful dish. Definitely keeping it in my meal rotation, and sharing the site with family and friends. Thank you.

  61. My IBS kiddo FLIPPED over this. I made turkey meatballs to give a bit more protein and roasted them in the oven (so I wouldn’t mess up stove – I’m lazy) with some different spices, made your sauce, and he ate it at dinner for 3 days running!

  62. About how may cups would you say 2 grated carrots would be? I am looking forward to making this but want to buy the pre grated carrots cause I’m lazy, lol!

    1. I would say add about 1/2 cup of the pre grated carrots. You can always add more – this is a very forgiving recipe.

  63. Made this for the first time tonight and my husband and I loved it. Pretty easy to follow along. I will definitely be adding to our meal planning rotation. Thank you 🙂

  64. Hi there! I’m wondering if there is any substitutions you suggest for red wine vinegar? Thank you! Excited to try.

      1. Made this tonight for my family! It was so delicious!! Added red pepper to the veggie mixture. My 18 month old had two helpings, toddler and husband approved!!

  65. I just made it for the first time, and I am definitely going to keep this recipe in my book!! I didn’t have ground ginger but did have fresh ginger (oddly enough lol) and it was delicious!

  66. This is delicious and so easy to make! The second time I made it I added a 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper for a bit more colour and about an extra 1/2 cup broccoli as I needed to use up what I had. So good! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  67. Fantastic recipe! My entire family loved it, including my six-year-old and picky three-year-old. We’ll be making this again. Thank you!

  68. This was SO good, with a few additions. In the sauce, fresh grated ginger instead of powdered, and I added 1 T each of sesame oil and oyster sauce. In the stir fry itself, I used shredded cabbage and carrot (bagged coleslaw) instead of just the carrot. This turned out so good! Especially with scallions and sriracha on top. 🙂

  69. Super easy to make when you don’t want to fire up the oven. I subed the broccoli for peas. Turkey is usually half the price of ground beef in my area, so I appreciate alternatives.
    P.S. I enjoy this website, but the pop up ads are so out of control. Makes for a bad user experience

    1. Hi, Thanks for your nice comments about the food. Glad you enjoyed it. As for the ads, I only have two pop ups allowed on my site, one is the video that really isn’t a pop up and just moves to the bottom of the screen when you pass it on the post (and there’s an “x” so you can close it). And there is a pop up for my email list that only shows the first time you visit the site. Any other pop ups I would check your internet provider, because I hate them too and wouldn’t allow them on my site. Ads are the way we recipe creators make a living – I do my best to make sure they aren’t too intrusive.

  70. This was absolutely delicious! My 6 and 4 year old helped me make it and they kept on commenting “oh my gosh it smells so good!”
    Everything was simple and straightforward, dinner was on the table in 25 min. I have been trying to incorporate more ground turkey into the routine and this was the best way to do it. This will be a repeat offender in our household for sure. Thank you so much!

    1. I guess that depends on your definition of “healthy.” As written, and with the serving sizes used, it’s approximately 380 calories per serving.

  71. I keep coming back to this teriyaki recipe over & over. I actually use it for many different things. So good!

      1. Made this for lunches this week and it is amazing. I made two changes. The first was to use Lakanto for the sweeteners because that’s what I had on hand. The second was to use a rice and cauliflower rice mixture to cut the carbs a bit. Delicious! Will be adding this to our rotation.

  72. Oh my, this was fantastic! I did not have the ingredients for the sauce so used a teriyaki that I had in the fridge and even then it was so good. I cannot wait to try it with the homemade teriyaki. Another thing that I absolutely loved was how quickly this can be made.

    I am going to share this, and your website, with my daughter. Thank you!!

  73. This was so good! I do think next time I will cut back on the sugar just a bit, but we all loved it! I’m always trying to find recipes with ground turkey that aren’t bland and this does not disappoint! I added water chestnuts and a red pepper. Served it with some mini wontons. Delicious dinner!

  74. This was delicious! My husband and I loved it. I cut the carrots in 1/8 slices and cooked them with the onion. I left the broccoli chunky, tossing it in near the end just after I added the sauce. I did add some cumin to the ground turkey while it was cooking and also pinch of cayenne pepper. I’m definitely making this again and may try it with finely sliced chicken. I did not alter the sauce and found it excellent as is, not too sweet at all. Thanks!!

    1. This was delicious! I added pickled peppers with Serrano peppers and garlic that I had canned, Sriracha sauce, jalapeños diced, and fresh tomatoes with everything else for the ground turkey, and I added fish sauce and honey to the sauce with fresh ginger! I used jasmine rice! The best thing about cooking is there is no rules to flavor! So yummy!

  75. This was so good. It surprised me as a budget friendly recipe. I used shredded squash instead of broccoli and added some Asian staples I had on hand such as sweet chili sauce and toasted sesame oil. Thanks for the inspiration!

  76. This was awesome! I googled ground turkey with rice and this recipe popped up! Very tasty. I added green peas to it and less sugar and it was amazingly good! Thanks for sharing! This will definitely become a favorite in my house!

  77. Made this recipe and, despite the addition of Sriracha, I found it to be quite bland. I toned down the amount of sweet to half of what was suggested. I used an orange bell pepper and baby bellas along with the carrots. Maybe it needs to be served with/over something other than rice. Might try it again, not too sure.

    1. Hi Deb, Anytime you cut down or alter the ingredients it’s going to change the taste. Sorry you didn’t like it – I guess everyone’s taste is different.

  78. This was so amazing. The flavors were a perfect blend with the ginger and garlic. I had a pound of ground Turkey and usually make a meat loaf, googled this and it’s now my go to for ground turkey. Loved Loved Loved it.

  79. First time I made it was too salty due to the fact I didn’t use low sodium soy sauce.
    Tonight I did use low sodium and it was perfect. Hubby ate two servings!

  80. Delicious! Didn’t follow recipe exactly but it doesn’t matter. The star of the recipe is the teriyaki sauce. Yum! This could go with so many dishes. I added some cole slaw shredded cabbage mix and it was terrific. This will be on repeat

  81. Made this recipe for dinner tonight. It was a huge hit. The homemade teriyaki sauce was delicious.

  82. I am making this for probably the 10th or 11th time today. This is the perfect meal prep for me, and everyone at work always says it smells so good. I love how easy it is to make, and it’s so filling! Great way to get my veggies in, and I always add a red bell pepper to it.

  83. Super recipe and a home run in our house! Added red pepper, mushrooms and zucchini and cut back a bit on the sugar. Thanks for sharing.

  84. Eating as I leave a comment as well. Absolutely DELICIOUS. My hubby loved it too. Definitely will be making this again. The flavors are so so good!

  85. All three of my picky eaters loved this recipe. There were no left overs to be had. Definitely a keeper.

  86. Thank you so much for this incredible recipe. It is so good, healthy and easy that I have made it numerous times. It’s definitely one of my go to’s! I add red pepper flakes for sure ☺️

  87. Trying to use more ground turkey and less beef this was very good and easy to make my husband loved it will be making again and trying a few different veggies

  88. Eating this as I leave a comment. I normally don’t leave comments, but I have to say this is the best Teriyaki ground turkey recipe I’ve ever tried and I’ve tried lot! Followed the recipe exactly as written, adding a little less sugar and throwing in a red pepper that needed to be used. Not only is the finished recipe beautiful to look at but also beautiful to eat! I love that it feels healthy and that it’s so versatile, thanks for a great recipe!

  89. This was a delicious recipe, tysm! I added various produce from my garden, including hot peppers and oh-so-good!

  90. Made this tonight and was not disappointed !! Added cauliflower and red pepper and a little Thai Red Curry as someone suggested and halved the sugar….. It was quick, easy and delicious, even my picky husband loved it 👍🏼

  91. Made recipes written except used green beans instead of broccoli. Delish! I might reduce sugar next time.

  92. This recipe is amazingly tasty and so easy to follow! The sauce is incredible and I want to use it on everything. I halved the sugar and added some cauliflower that I had on hand. Definitely adding this to our dinner rotation!

  93. Just made this. Great! Only tweak from me was tripling the garlic, but that’s cuz I’m a garlicoholic. Thanks for sharing!

  94. This is a regular go-to weeknight recipe for my family. I use any and all veggies in the fridge (zukes, cauliflower, peppers, mushrooms, etc.) and use bottled teriyaki sauce if I’m short on time. Always add extra fresh ginger as we’re big ginger fans. Easy, delicious, healthy recipe!

  95. I have made this recipe so many times and it is honestly my favorite ground turkey recipe! Thank you so much for sharing it! Also, I was wondering if you think maybe frozen vegetables would work if you don’t have any fresh veggies on hand? Thanks so much!!

    1. Hi Lauren, I’m so glad you enjoy the recipe and yes you can use frozen vegetables. I would steam them first.

  96. It was very good! I doubled the recipe and only used half the sugar. Probably will use even less sugar next time. Also added some Thai red curry paste to add some extra flavor
    The family loved it 🙂

  97. This is a wonderful recipe! I have switched to ground turkey in place of ground beef for most all of my cooking and this recipe proves that ground turkey can be flavorful and enjoyable in Asian cuisine. I love the incorporation of the veggies that enhance the flavor in the recipe also. I am definitely going to try some of the other ground turkey recipes on Yellow Bliss Road as well! Thank you so much!!!

  98. Have made this many times. I have used turkey and chicken and other veggies, such as squashes and peppers. It is always excellent. I agree with the reviewer that says it takes longer than recipe says.

  99. Hey Kristin. I can’t count the times I have made this easy delicious dish. My son does not like turkey so I make it with ground chicken. We all love this so much.
    Thank you for posting. Love from Canada 🇨🇦

  100. So so so delicious! My whole family eats it and that’s a win in my book! Making it for the 4th time and it’s a double recipe for leftovers, I hope!

  101. I haven’t tried it yet because I’m trying to get to the recipe but all these things keep on popping up. I would be happy to leave a comment once I get to try it

  102. Made it to exactly as directed except I used fresh minced ginger and I skipped the broccoli. Turned out great! I will say that the prep took longer than stated but otherwise it was straightforward.

  103. This one is a keeper! We’re a busy family, so I appreciate a quick and easy meal. I made this along with some coconut rice and it was a hit! Next time, I’m definately adding some more veggies!

  104. I make this recipe a lot. I’ve increased the vegetables & sometimes the ground meat to chicken or pork. My son likes it. I love it cause he eats all kinds of vegetables including mushrooms, Brussels sprouts & cabbage

  105. This turned out great. I made it with brown rice, fresh grated ginger, made only a 1/2 recipe of sauce and found that adequate, and as well added a larger quantity of vegetables. Great lunch in a Thermos for my youngest.

  106. Can I use amino seasoning to substitute soy sauce for the terriyaki sauce? I can’t have any soy sauce do to my condition. Even low sodium soy sauce.

    1. hi Danielle, I’ve never used Aminos, but my understanding is that it should work as a substitute.

    2. I just made this recipe and used Liquid Aminos – it turned out great! I also cut back the sugar and added an orange pepper. I may slightly cut back on the aminos next time, as it was a little strong but overall it was great! Thanks for the recipe Kristin!!

  107. I have some low sodium teriyaki sauce in my fridge. How much of premade sauce would be about the same as the sauce in the recipe?