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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.
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 Soup, Turkey 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.
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
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
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
- 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
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.
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!
More Ground Turkey Recipes
- Creamy Cheesy Turkey Taco Pasta
- Turkey Taco Soup
- Spicy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
- Smoked Sausage and Zucchini Skillet
Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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 information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
It was amazing! I loved it! I added double the veggies. Thanks for an amazing recipe
You are so welcome Mandy! Thanks for stopping by to share.
If using store bought teriyaki sauce how much should be used?
You’ll add it at the end after all your veggies and the turkey, so you can use however much you like.
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.
Nice! Thanks for the awesome feedback Krista!
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 😂
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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!
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This recipe is better than take out and healthier. Truly 5 Stars you won’t be disappointed. Yummy.
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you think this would this freeze well?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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Delicious! I am definitely going to add this into our meal rotation. Thank you!
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Great recipe! In my husbands words, “This is delicious.”
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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!
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This was very good! Will definitely make it again!
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Instant family favorite!
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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!
Thank you for your feedback Katherine!
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.
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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!
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Found the recipe somewhat tasteless. Don’t think I will make again
Is the nutrition facts including the calories of the rice?
As stated in the notes of the recipe, yes the nutritional information includes the turkey and sauce served over rice.
For the nutrition facts.. what’s the portion size for those facts?
From the recipe notes – A note about SERVING SIZE: A serving is approximately ¾ cup of rice and one cup of the meat/veggies.
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.
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I have a question about the nutritional values—is that including the rice?
Yes, it includes the rice.
SO good. Easy to do GF, nothing too complicated, and I almost always have everything on hand. Thanks for sharing this!
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!
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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.
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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!
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Delish! Used 3 tbs of brown sugar and 1 tbs of granulated sugar. We loved it!
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I love this recipe. It’ easy, versatile and always delicious. I never get tired of eating this.
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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!!
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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 🙂
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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!
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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.
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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!
I think that would be great!
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.
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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!
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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!
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This is a bomb recipe! So tasty 😋 A family favorite!
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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!
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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
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.
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Followed the recipe except used San-J Teriyaki sauce to taste and it turned out great!
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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!
Too much sauce and too salty for my taste, however I like the ingredients – may need to adjust for next time!
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!
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!
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So flip’n Delicious! This is a winner with my fam! Thank you for giving me another recipe to put in the weekly rotation!!!!
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Made this last Night, Used zucchini, sriracha and wrapped in lettuce leaves. Delish! Thank you!
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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!
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How much Teriyaki sauce already bought would be?
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.
We all loved this recipe…do you think I could use frozen broccoli?
Sure, just steam it first.
Delish! I substituted cauliflower instead of broccoli. Definitely will make again.
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This was a delicious and flavorful dish. Definitely keeping it in my meal rotation, and sharing the site with family and friends. Thank you.
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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!
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One of the best ground Turkey recipes I’ve ever made, or ate. Thanks!!
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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!
I would say add about 1/2 cup of the pre grated carrots. You can always add more – this is a very forgiving recipe.
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 🙂
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Hi there! I’m wondering if there is any substitutions you suggest for red wine vinegar? Thank you! Excited to try.
Hi, you could use rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
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!!
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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!
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This was very good. I’d like a little more spice/heat. What would you suggest adding?
Red chile flakes or some sriracha.
This is so delicious!!! Second time making it.
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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.
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Very good we served it in lettuce cups, the flavour is fantastic.
Thanks for the idea
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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!
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Delicious!!!! My husband and I both loved this meal
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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. 🙂
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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.
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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!
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Would this be considered “healthy”?
I guess that depends on your definition of “healthy.” As written, and with the serving sizes used, it’s approximately 380 calories per serving.
My husband loved it! It was a hit!
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I keep coming back to this teriyaki recipe over & over. I actually use it for many different things. So good!
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Excellent and easy recipe. My husband actually liked it and he never likes anything I make.
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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.
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Do you think this would work with ground turkey sausage?
Sausage will be greasier but you could give it a try.
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!!
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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!
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!!
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!
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!
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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!
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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.
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.
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.
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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!
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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
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Made this recipe for dinner tonight. It was a huge hit. The homemade teriyaki sauce was delicious.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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All three of my picky eaters loved this recipe. There were no left overs to be had. Definitely a keeper.
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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 ☺️
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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
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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!
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This was a delicious recipe, tysm! I added various produce from my garden, including hot peppers and oh-so-good!
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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 👍🏼
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Made recipes written except used green beans instead of broccoli. Delish! I might reduce sugar next time.
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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!
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Just made this. Great! Only tweak from me was tripling the garlic, but that’s cuz I’m a garlicoholic. Thanks for sharing!
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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!
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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!!
Hi Lauren, I’m so glad you enjoy the recipe and yes you can use frozen vegetables. I would steam them first.
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 🙂
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!!!
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.
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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 🇨🇦
Love to hear it! Thanks Carol!
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!
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
Well, you did leave a comment so not sure what the problem is.
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.
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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!
Nice! Thank you Lauren for sharing your feedback.
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
Nice! Thank you for awesome feedback Michaela.
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.
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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.
hi Danielle, I’ve never used Aminos, but my understanding is that it should work as a substitute.
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!!
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We made this for dinner and really enjoyed it.
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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?
If you’re using a premade sauce, you can add as much or as little as you like.
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.
Nice! Thanks for the awesome feedback Marnie.
Incredible looking please share
Just made this, and it’s amazing!!!
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Does the 380 kcal include the cup of white rice?
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.
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!
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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.
Yes, you could make that substitution.
Thanks for your response. My husband & I really liked this recipe. Always like to hear “this is really good”
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!!
Thank you so much Jon for stopping by and for dropping some awesome feedback.
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.
You are so welcome McCall! Love the feedback and kind words. THANK YOU!
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.
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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 🙂
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My family loved it! We served it as lettuce wraps instead of over rice and it was a hit!
Oh this would be great in lettuce wraps.
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!!!
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This was so easy and delicious! Thank you!!
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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.
You are so welcome Mary! Thank you for stopping by to share some feedback.
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!!
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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!
You are so welcome Remington! “Love the feedback” Thank you for stopping by to share.
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.
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.
So delicious and easy! What a great way to get my entire family to eat their veggies. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
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So good! Thank you!
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?
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.”
Can you sub premade teriyaki sauce for this recipe? Sounds delicious!
Sure, just use the amount you like.
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.
Nice! Fantastic feedback Bernie! Thanks for stopping by to share.
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.
That’s fantastic Tara! Thanks for stopping by.
Found this recipe on Pinterest. So far I have made this dish 2x this week!! The fam absolutely loves it. Thank you for sharing!
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!!!!
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.
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!
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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!
You are so welcome Bonnie!
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.
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Made as written and it is so delicious! Thank you for the amazing recipe!!
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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.
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I doubled the recipe for the sauce and followed it exactly, why is my sauce so bitter still?
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.
An absolute favorite!!!
Nice! Thanks for stopping by Katie.
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
You are so welcome Kimberly! Love the feedback.
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!
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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.
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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
Hi Brianna, It should coat the back of a spoon. But as long as you are happy with the texture you’ll be fine.
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
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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
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Is there anything else that I can substitute the brown sugar and sugar with?
You are welcome to leave it out. But a natural sweetener like honey or agave would work too.
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!
You are so welcome Laura! Thank you for the awesome feedback.
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!
You are so welcome Jeanette! Thank you for sharing your feedback.
This was so amazing!!! I made this for my family and they loved it. 100/10 recommend
Hi Natty, thank you so much for the awesome feedback and for stopping by.
What can I use to replace the red wine vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar would work, even white vinegar would be fine since its a small amount.
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!
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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. 😊
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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.
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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!! 🙂
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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!!!
You are so welcome Robin! Love the feedback.
This is one of the best recipes I’ve had in a long time.
Thank you Lori!
This was so good, so simple and my entire family loved it! From the 20 month old to my husband.
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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
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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
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I made this recipe and it’s so delicious. Thank you for sharing with us. Will be making again soon.
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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.
Awesome feedback Camille! Thanks for stopping by.
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!
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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!
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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.
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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!
That does sound delicious! Thanks for stopping by Kathy.