Healthy Ground Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowl

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.

Table of Contents
  1. Ground Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowls
  2. Why We Love This Recipe
  3. How to Serve
  4. Expert Tips
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. More Ground Turkey Recipes
  7. Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl Recipe

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

Expert Tips

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!

bowl with lean ground turkey, rice and vegetables

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Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl

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 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 5 servings
Calories 380kcal

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, 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 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.
  • A note about SERVING SIZE: A serving is 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: 56gProtein: 27gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 925mgPotassium: 543mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 4260IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 2mg
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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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 ☺️

  9. 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

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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 👍🏼

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

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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 🙂

  19. 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!!!

  20. 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.

  21. 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 🇨🇦

  22. 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!

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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!!

  29. 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?

  30. This was so delicious and easy to prep. Great recipe to use up some veggies (I had carrots, cabbage and broccoli) and the only change I made was to use honey as my sweetener. This will go into the regular rotation.

    1. Hi Emily, as stated in the notes in the recipe card, the nutrition info includes the rice. Keep in mind that this site uses AI to estimate the nutritional values.

      1. Okay, thanks! I found the Teriyaki Turkey Yellow Bliss recipe as a meal in MyFitnessPal and it was showing that it was 570 calories with the rice, so I just wanted to double check!

  31. Say,, could I use honey or maple syrup instead of the white sugar or even the brown sugar? I would like to make this for supper tonight. Thank you.

      1. Thanks for your response. My husband & I really liked this recipe. Always like to hear “this is really good”

  32. Made this last night and lemme tell ya, this might be my new favorite recipe! I added in some red and green bell peppers and some siracha on the back end b/c i love that stuff but you don’t even need it. Great, healthy recipe. So glad we have resources like this!!

  33. Thank you so much for this recipe! We made it for dinner tonight and loved it. So flavorful. I’ve been looking for new ways to cook ground turkey. This is definitely on the make-again list. Just wanted to say thanks for the awesomeness.

  34. Made this for dinner tonight, was great. Added water chestnuts, 1/2 yellow pepper and red pepper flakes. Was a hit. Served over white rice. Will def make again. Thanks for recipe.

  35. Absolutely delicious! Very flavorful and easy for a weeknight meal. I cheated by using microwaved broccoli and pre-cooked stir fry noodles- but still so yum! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  36. Newlywed here, for someone new to cooking and new to marriage – this is a hit in our household. I have made this recipe now about 5 times, it’s in our recipe rotation and both my husband and I LOVE it! Left overs are delicious too. Thank you for sharing!!!

  37. I have been looking for heart healthy recipes and this one is excellent! I substituted low sodium soy sauce, splenda brown sugar (skipped the white sugar) and served over brown rice. This was so easy and had amazing flavor! Thank you, thank you for posting a recipe that I could serve my husband and know he will remain well.

  38. Omg just made this and its incredibly delicious and soooo easy !! I didn’t have all ingredients 100 percent but most of it and wow I’m definitely making this again. Thank you!!

      1. OMG!! Thank you SO much for this recipe! As a twelve year old, it was so easy and quick to make after school, and I still had time for homework! It’s flavourful but still a light dish! I cannot thank you enough!

  39. I was searching Pinterest for gluten-free dinner recipes so I can bring a meal to a GF friend. Is this gluten-free?
    I am going to make it for my family as it looks fantastic but I want to assure it is GF for them.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Lorna, I am not a nutritionist, so I don’t feel qualified to speak to whether or not this is safe for your friend. However, I do believe that if you use gluten free soy sauce it would be ok. But I would double check with your friend first.

  40. So delicious and easy! What a great way to get my entire family to eat their veggies. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  41. Ingredient list says rice is divided: “4 cups cooked white or brown rice divided”.

    However the only mention of rice in the instructions is;
    “Spoon meat over rice or noodles.”

    Am I missing something?

    1. That’s because the recipe calls for already cooked rice. You can cook it on the stovetop or in a rice cooker. Noodles are also an option but the recipe is for “rice bowls.”

  42. I made this using frozen mirepox and broccoli since those bags had a lot of the vegetables already included. I also read ahead and mixed everything in the sauce ahead of time and pour everything in once the vegetables and turkey were cooked. This came out amazing and would def add more mushrooms and water chestnuts next time. Def added to the cookbook.

  43. I randomly found this recipe when I needed to make dinner in a pinch. As my son said, every bite keeps getting better. It’s so delicious and easy to make, it has now become a staple in our house.

    1. Found this recipe on Pinterest. So far I have made this dish 2x this week!! The fam absolutely loves it. Thank you for sharing!

  44. I made this recipe and put all the ingredients into my fitness pal as I went just to get my calories exact and be able to put this in my phone. There is NO WAY this has 27 grams of protein, more like 10 grams!! major disappointment!!!!

    1. I just tried logging it into my fitness pal myself and it showed as 24 grams of protein in a serving. So, while my nutritional calculator may vary slightly, it’s not off like you suggest. My guess would be that you entered the information incorrectly.

  45. Oh my heavens, this was utterly delicious! Super easy to make and you can use whatever veggies you have on hand. I will definitely make this again. You should too!

      1. I am completely obsessed with this recipe! I add a ton of broccoli, carrots, red bell peppers, and onion. I love how fast, easy, and tasty this recipe is! Thanks!

  46. Made it last night for dinner – used white wine vinegar because I didn’t have red. It was so delicious. Left out the green onions but still good.

  47. This is in our regular rotation now. I usually add way more veggies than the recipe calls for, today I did a shredded zucchini and yellow squash in addition to the carrots. Instead of ground ginger I used fresh ginger paste (about 2tsp) and it was great. I’ve also skipped the homemade sauce and used jarred teriyaki when really pressed for time and that’s another good method as well.

    1. Hi Julia, If you followed the recipe exactly it shouldn’t be bitter. The amount of vinegar in the recipe wouldn’t cause a bitter taste.

  48. Absolutely delish and super easy to make!
    I followed the recipe as stated and of course I added Redd Pepper Flakes for a little heat! Deffently going in the rotation. Thank you so much

  49. Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE this recipe!! Here is the kicker though…I forgot the soy sauce and just added a little extra salt at the end and it was perfect! So for anyone who doesn’t want to use soy sauce just know that it does still taste good! I can’t believe I got my toddler to eat carrots and broccoli sooo easily! And I am very picky on which meals I make for my family so this was the perfect recipe! I doubled the recipe but didn’t double the brown sugar which I also replaced with coconut sugar. Great recipe! Thanks so much for helping me add another healthy meal to my family’s meal rotation!

  50. This is a family favorite! Easy, delicious and I can sneak in extra veggies by chopping them finely and the kids will eat it. I did try once with regular soy instead of reduced sodium and it was super salty but that’s my own fault! Just follow exactly and it is perfect every time.

      1. How thick is the teriyaki sauce supposed to be?? I’m making this for the first time and need to know I’m doing it correctly lol

        1. Hi Brianna, It should coat the back of a spoon. But as long as you are happy with the texture you’ll be fine.

  51. What a wonderful recipe. I was looking for something to do with some ground turkey, read the ingredients and comments of others who made it so I tried it with what I had on hand. I used chopped carrots, celery, shelled edamame, snap peas and added sriracha to the sauce for some zing! Superb

  52. This recipe is fantastic and so cheap to make, I halved it and it was still more than enough for 2 people! If you’re looking g for something quick, easy, and decides this is the recipe

  53. I was looking for a last minute meal with our ground turkey and found this. My husband and I love it!! Will be making again. Thanks!

  54. Our whole family needs to start eating healthier and this recipe absolutely fit the bill for day one. I followed it almost exactly and everyone ate it up! Even served on brown rice which is not anyone’s favorite. The only thing I changed was I used brown sugar swerve and some honey instead of the normal sugars. My 15 year old even told me this could be added to the rotation! Thank you!

  55. I made this last week for my family, and it was delicious! I followed the recipe almost exactly – I did not add carrots or green onions, but lots of broccoli! Next time, the only change I will make is maybe reducing the sugar by a bit, but the teriyaki sauce did come out great.
    3 out of my 4 kiddos loved it (which is truly amazing)! Thank you so much. This will definitely be in our rotation!

  56. This is a yummy recipe!!! I’ll be cooking it again!! I doubled the recipe and made a huge pan full. Im having leftovers for lunch today. 😊

  57. This is my go to recipe for an easy, healthy, and forgiving weeknight meal. I say forgiving because you can use, or add, any veggie that you have on hand. I like adding red bell pepper and sliced water chestnuts to the mix and garnish with chopped cilantro. I cut back on the sugar like others have suggested. Tonight I’m going to try it with diced chicken breast instead of the turkey since it’s what I have available. All this said, it is perfect as written and I’ve made it many times this way.

  58. This recipe is sooo good! It’s on our weekly meal rotation! I add water chestnuts to mine when I make it for my family. Thank you for posting this!! 🙂

  59. My new favorite dinner! Even my husband who doesn’t like ground turkey really liked it. Changed it a little. Didn’t have low sodium soy sauce so doubled water. Halfed sugar, diced twice the amount of carrots and cooked them and onions before adding turkey seasoned with pepper, onion powder, garlic and cayenne pepper to frying pan. Absolutely delicious. Thank you!!!

  60. My family & I love this recipe. I can pack it so full of veggies that my adult child never knows that he’s eating kale. I reversed the amount of soya sauce & water & cut the sugar in half, double garlic & ginger because I’ve doubled the veggies. It’s a good clean out the crisper recipe. They love it every time & take it for lunch the next day. Thank you

  61. Used a little less sugar but the carrots added some too. My whole family loved it over jasmine rice. I was so sick of my ground turkey recipes, glad to have a new one! thanks

  62. Great recipe, easy and really delicious. I only put in 1 tablespoon of sugar and the sauce still tasted great. I served it with quinoa. Next time I’ll add some heat with chilli flakes or chilli powder and add salt and pepper to the turkey mixture as it cooks.

  63. This was delicious and a great new use of ground turkey for us. I had corn, bok choy, and red bell peppers on hand and they paired well with the rest of the ingredients in the recipe. Will try it with broccoli and carrots next time. Thank you!

  64. Literally a new staple in our house! This has to be one of my favorite recipes ever and I love that most of the things I need are already in my cupboard! Thank you!

  65. I loved this recipe! I have been focused on eating healthy and have gotten so bored with ground turkey. This is a fresh take! I like that you can use any vegetables that sound good to you or that you have on hand. I added red bell pepper and zucchini to the recipe and they went nicely. I’d like to try water chestnuts as well.

  66. Super easy and super yummy! I didn’t have fresh veggies on hand so I thawed some frozen mixed veggies (broccoli, carrots and parsnips), chopped them up and threw them in. Delicious!

  67. This recipe was very easy to make and I really liked it. I cut the white sugar in half and it was just the right amount of sweet. I didn’t
    have the vinegar on hand, so I didn’t use it and it was still delicious. I plan on making again with the red wine vinegar to see the difference. A great change of pace for my turkey meat.👍

  68. I’ve made this this dish twice now and it was a hit with the family both times! I love how adaptable this recipe is. We used orzo instead of rice and the texture and flavor combination is spot on. I did experiment and made some cauliflower rice to try it with….it wasn’t bad, but it definitely changed the flavor profile. This is a great easy weeknight dinner! If you like it as much as we do, there won’t be leftovers.

  69. This was not complicated or hard, it just took a lot longer to make than advertised. Maybe all the chopping and the fact that I doubled the recipe. It was “delicious,” according to my vegetable-averse daughter. I used two thirds of the sugar. If you want to cut back on sugar even more, you would have to cut back on the vinegar because I started with just a bit of sugar but the vinegar was overpowering. Start with a quarter at a time and keep tasting. This is a keeper of a recipe in that I could make it all in advance before my guests arrived and just warm things up quickly once we were ready to have dinner. And it does pack a lot of veggies in and my daughter still gobbled it up. You could also add or swap out different vegetables depending on what you have on hand.

  70. So delicious! A healthy meal my while family will eat. I’ve even subbed in shredded zucchini for the broccoli over the summer and it’s still been so good!

  71. I thought the proportions of veggies and the amount of spices were just right! I will be making this again for sure!

  72. This was so great. I loved it especially because it tasted very fresh and not salty like teriyaki can be. It was done a lot faster than I anticipated and such minimal ingredients. Adding this in the weeknight dinner rotation

  73. Turned out great! Will be making this again I’m sure.

    I didn’t have the red wine vinegar and used apple cider vinegar instead. Next time will try to get the red wine.
    Looking forward to trying some of your other recipes.
    Thanks for sharing.

  74. This recipe was delicious…better than I thought it would be. All three of my children LOVED it too. This will be added to our most popular dinner recipe rotations

  75. Made this tonight, and the entire family loved. I added some chopped cilantro, and chopped peanuts, omitted the white sugar.

  76. Tried this tonight, and it was really delicious! I subbed Worcestershire sauce because I didn’t have any soy sauce, and used onion, carrots, and red pepper as my veggies. I cooked the carrots with the onion. I cut back a little bit on the sugar. Definitely will be making again!

  77. Fantastic!! Ok… I did not have broccoli but I did have sautéed spinach that I never used from the night before. Anyway.. I chopped it in pieces and added when it was all cooked. Heated it through then added the teriyaki sauce. BTW I doubled the sauce as my ingredients were also quite a lot and I’m served it to teenagers for dinner. THEY LOVED IT!!!

  78. Excellent!! I threw in some mushrooms that I needed to use. This recipe will definitely be on repeat!

  79. Delicious! It took me a while to get all the steps accomplished but we’ll worth it. It will be quicker next time!

  80. Hey there! When is says that the serving size is approx 380 calories, what would you say that serving size would actually be? Thanks!!

  81. Very tasty! Added more vegetables and increased the sauce. My husband wanted to add a little spice to it so he added sweet chili sauce. It worked well! Thinking I might add Siracha next time!

  82. Easy and delicious! I added an extra carrot and a red pepper, and there was still plenty of sauce. We had it over brown rice.

  83. I made this exactly to the recipe. It was terrific! I always tweak the recipes. This one doesn’t need a thing. Of course, you can add vegetables you like but the regular recipe is great.

  84. Have you ever frozen the leftovers? I love this recipe but I’m cooking for 1 and looking for ways to store leftovers!

    1. 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.

  85. Just made this recipe. We used a little less sugar and juice from half an orange. We also used Xanthian gum to thicken as we don’t use corn starch.
    It’s great we will use again!

  86. We loved this dish! The flavor reminded me of lettuce wraps. I think we will use it to make lettuce wraps next time! I reduced the sugar, used rice wine vinegar instead of red wine vinegar, and less than half a cup of soy sauce because I ran out but it was delicious. YUM. Thanks for the recipe.

  87. This is delicious! I was afraid since I didn’t have any cornstarch and took a chance with chickpea flour. I also subbed all the sugar for organic cane and used white wine vinegar since I didn’t have any red. I also eyeballed the tamari sauce and just tasted it along the way. Worked beautifully and tasted divine!! Will be a go-to recipe from now on. ? Thank you!

  88. This turned out really salty tasting for me, and I even used reduced sodium soy sauce. Not sure what happened.

  89. This was delicious!! The whole family loved it, and my pickiest eater asked for seconds!
    My only swap was arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch, It worked great!
    Also, my name is Kristin and I have a son named Maxwell 😀
    Thanks so much for the recipe!

  90. Does the nutritional information include the rice or is it for the turkey only. Looks delicious, plan on making it tonight!

  91. Made this tonight for the first time. Followed other posts and doubled the sauce with all the ingredients except the sugar. Added shredded red cabbage (because I had some) and fresh ginger (again because I had some). This recipe is really good. Most ground turkey recipes end up so dry. Very good. Into the rotation!

  92. Hello I just wanted to share that I substituted coco aminos for soy sauce and it came out great. I left out the white sugar,( I’m sure it would have been even more delicious but I’m watching my sugar intake.) I had a frozen bag of black rice with edamame and mango so I served it over that. Thank you for this recipe, I’m always looking for ways to use turkey or chicken and less red meat.

  93. I love this recipe. We have cut beef out and making this for my family they fell in love and didn’t notice the difference and so easy to make! Thank you!

  94. Excellent! I wish I had made more of the teriyaki sauce, it is so good. We served this with rice and chutney. I used frozen Asian vegetables in place of the fresh broccoli.

  95. Made this today. Had no red wine vinegar, substituted white wine and balsamic vinegar. Ooops! It was a bit too much and made the ginger overpowering so I added about 1/3 cup of cream cheese and it came out DELICIOUS. Thanks for this great recipe. Next time I’ll be prepared for the orginal ingredients.

      1. I had all sorts of issues tonight trying to make this, but I persevered and it turned out great! I started up and realized I was out of cornstarch, I had no onions (what?), I couldn’t find an extra pot to do the sauce in anyway. Finally I said forget it and I used teriyaki sauce I had in the fridge. I did everything else as directed and we all loved it.

        You may think the entire point of the recipe is making the teriyaki sauce, but for me, I needed to make dinner and it was accomplished thanks to this recipe so yay! Also I have never chopped broccoli very small, but I followed the directions to do so, and we all ate more broccoli because it was small and manageable and cooked just right and in the perfect combo. So thank you Kristen! It was a near fail, but pulled out a win.

  96. Made this last evening for dinner. Wanted something light before the big Easter dinner today. OMG….delicious! A keeper and I will definitely make again.

  97. Made it tonight for the first time and it was deicious. I was low on Soy Sauce so I haved the sauce recipe and it was still totally delicious. Seved over brown rice.

  98. If I wanted to be even more lazy and just use the bottled teriyaki sauce, what is your recommendation for the amount?

    1. Hi Suzanne – it’s totally not lazy! If you’re using a bottled teriyaki you can really add as much or as little as you want.

  99. I don’t normally comment on recipes but this one was just too yummy not to. It tastes exactly like the Beijing beef from Panda Express, if not better! I did leave out steps #3 and #4 as I did not have cornstarch but I didn’t encounter any issues in doing so. I also really liked the fact that most of the ingredients are those which you can use time and time again as opposed to once and done. For a recipe that is so simple and relatively cheap, I look forward to making it again!

  100. This is a great recipe! The teriyaki sauce is so delicious! I’ve made the full recipe several times but tonight for dinner I had left over cabbage from St. Patrick’s day and left over rice and veggies from dinner last night. So I cooked a chicken breast, warmed up the cabbage and rice with veggies, and halved the teriyaki recipe for a lovely left over dinner. I’m so happy I found this while searching for ground Turkey recipes! If I could give it 10 stars, I would!

    1. Wow!! I don’t usually leave reviews but tbjs recipe was sooo good. I wasn’t expecting much but the sauce is great and it’s such a quick and easy week night meal. Thank you!!

  101. This is my go to ground turkey recipe. I’ve made it so many times during Covid. I use whatever produce I have on hand and have never been disappointed. I added unsalted peanuts and water chestnuts for a texture. I use it for lettuce wraps. So good!!

  102. Absolutely superb! I was looking for a new recipe for ground turkey and came across yours. Delicious and my family loved it! Will definitely be making again and again. Thank you!

  103. This recipe is a definite keeper! I’ve made it twice in 2 weeks and will certainly make it again soon. I must admit to being greedy and splitting the teriyaki between 3 with 1 serving of rice (2oz) as it was still low calorie enough. I then had a portion to freeze for a rainy day! I love recipes that sneak in lots of veggies for an unsuspecting husband! Thanks so much.

  104. This was absolutely delicious! The whole family enjoyed and asked for it to be added into the dinner rotation. Didn’t take long to make either. Definitely a winner.

  105. I have made this many times, as my kids often request it, and it always turns out great. I add edamame beans to it and it is a hit with the entire fam.

  106. Super tasty and easy dish! I used liquid aminos instead of soy sauce, 3 tablespoons coconut sugar instead of regular sugar, and added extra proportions of all the veggies and it turned out great. Could easily adapt to be paleo-friendly. Yum!

  107. Made it as stated, with the exception of omitting the white sugar and I didn’t have green onions to garnish. Quick delicious meal. My son and I had it with super green salad on the side dressed with oil and vinegar and in the same dish. My daughter had it with brown rice. Great recipe?

  108. My husband and I gobbled it up! I only used brown sugar and did a total of 3 Tbsps as we don’t like our sauce too sweet… this qas just the right amount.

    Our toddler refused to even try it, but that’s not a reflection of the recipe – she’s just picky to the extreme…

  109. Fantastic!!!! Do NOT skip making the sauce homemade. So easy and delicious!! I added lots of extra veggies. Will make often!

  110. Fabulous recipe! I made substitutes too because I didn’t have broccoli or red wine vinegar. I used white wine vinegar and green bell peppers (diced). I also used less garlic in the turkey portion of the recipe (2tsp). I served it over rice noodles. My picky 3 year old even tried it!!

  111. Delicious! I like to make double the sauce recipe, because my family loves the teriyaki so much! It’s also a great way to incorporate vegetables.

  112. I made this tonight and it was out of this world!! Instead of making the teriyaki sauce I used our gluten free teriyaki and just tweaked a little. So glad I found this recipe. Thank you!!

  113. Delicious, perfect quick meal to make in the week when you don’t have much time, very nutritional and filling and the family loved it, thanks for sharing

  114. Absolutely love this recipe!! Definitely adding to the regular rotation. I made a few seasoning changes to the meat but that was only personal preference. Sauce is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  115. Oops, i too forgot to give a 5 star review! I also forgot to mention the only thing i did different was doubled the sauce ingredients as my boys love saucy things lol

  116. Sorry will have to post this again; I was so excited to leave a comment I forgot to click on the stars. Wow – this recipe is a must make for anyone wondering! Thank you!

  117. Thank you so much for this recipe. I have made this twice within a week. First time to test it out for dinner which my boys really loved. 2nd time was today. But i made it to be portioned out into quick heat up lunches for the boys during the school week. One boy doesn’t care too much for rice so will make a few portions with ramen noodles. ☺️

  118. Wow – this really turned out awesome! I was looking for another recipe, other than my usual turkey meatloaf or spaghetti with turkey meatballs, and decided to try your recipe – this is the one! I didn’t have broccoli so I couldn’t add that, and it was delicious anyway. The sauce is very flavorful. Easy, quick recipe with extraordinary results! Thank you!

  119. Though my kids and husband loved the turkey version – I’m a vegetarian and this teriyaki sauce and treatment also pairs well with a can of navy beans (drained and patted dry) in place of the ground turkey. I doubled the sauce recipe and made both. Loved the vegan version with beans too.

    Thanks!

  120. Even my toddler, the picky eater, loved this! So good. We didn’t use all the sauce, maybe only 2/3 of it. But supper yummy