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

More Ground Turkey Recipes

If you’ve made this recipe, please come back and leave us a star rating or a comment below. Or, tag us on social media @yellowblissroad or #yellowblissroad for a chance to be featured.
Social media image of Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowls

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


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


  • 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 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. 


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

Kristin Maxwell

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.

Free Email Series
5 Secrets to Dinnertime Sanity
Free email series with tested, tasted & terrific dinner recipes!

You Might Also Like

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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. 😊

  15. 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.

  16. 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!! 🙂

  17. 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!!!

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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.👍

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

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

  30. 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

  31. 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.

  32. 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

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

  34. 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!

  35. 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!!!

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

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

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

  39. 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!

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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!

  44. 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.

  45. 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!

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

  47. 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!

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

  49. 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!

  50. 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.

  51. 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!

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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!

  58. 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!!

  59. 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!!

  60. 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!

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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!

  65. 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?

  66. 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…

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

  68. 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!!

  69. 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.

  70. 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!!

  71. 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

  72. 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!!

  73. 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

  74. 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!

  75. 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. ☺️

  76. 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!

  77. 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.


  78. 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

  79. I made this for dinner! Only changes are that I added a swirl of sesame oil to finish, and I cooked the meat, first, took it off the heat, then cooked the veggies separately and then added the meat back in to heat through with the sauce. Turned out great! Thanks for the reminder to start the rice first btw, I always forget! 😉

  80. We love this! One of my husbands favorite dinners now. I use rice vinegar instead of red wine and usually end up just using whatever veggies I have on hand. Always delicious!

  81. We make this dish at least twice a month. I use fresh ginger instead of ground and rice vinegar instead of red wine vinegar in the sauce but that’s the only change I make. We all love it.

  82. This recipe was pretty good but not amazing. I would give a 7/10. My husband said the same. I didn’t taste the sauce by itself so I’m judging the final dish prepared.

  83. This is a delicious meal. I served it over jasmine rice (our favorite). I did cut back both sugars to half the amount listed and I was a little worried about the 2 tbsp. of red wine vinegar as that seemed like a lot. Well, it wasn’t a lot as it just blended in nicely with the other ingredients. My husband commented “This is really good.” I really don’t hear that too often. This is a delightful recipe.

  84. Hi Kristin, this is a very tasty meal that we all enjoyed making and eating. I used a bag of broccoli, carrots and cauliflower we had. I used white rice since we had not had any for months and we had quinoa the night before. I will try quinoa or farro next time. Thanks

  85. My family including very picky kids love this recipe!! I’m making it tonight going to try cutting the sugars in half ??

  86. I made the turkey teriyaki rice bowl for dinner tonight and I was concerned about the fact my husband is extremely picky. He had seconds!!

  87. Wow! Pleasantly surprised with this recipe. So very tasty! I too cut both sugars in half and thought it was great. No complaints. Added some red pepper as I had one I needed to use. Gave it great taste and great pop of color. Thank you!

  88. This was very very very good I couldn’t ask for a better dinner to eat than this, for some reason it better than the real teriyaki at the Chinese places.??

  89. I made this tonight and it was a huge success! Thank you. My daughter couldn’t believe there were vegetables in it and my son, who likes “plain” things, said it was perfect because it wasn’t too saucy! It is getting put into rotation.

  90. I made this recipe tonight and it my family loved it! The only modifications I made was to add mushroom and served it over cauliflower “rice.” YUM this recipe is a keeper. 🙂

  91. This recipe was super good! Only thing I would change is precooking my veggies before adding them into the stir fry, I like my veggies softer. Flavor wise though it was great, I will definitely be making again!

  92. This was a huge hit with my family! I highly recommend trying this recipe out.

    I did half the recommended sugar amount and my family said it was perfect.

  93. This recipe is super easy and yummy! I doubled the recipe and instead of carrots I added Zucchini and a yellow bell pepper plus some broccoli. I used one pound of ground chicken and one pound of ground Turkey. My husband and son had second helpings. This will be added to my list of yummy recipes.

  94. Made this and we loved it!!! We did cut down on the brown sugar and sugar. Thinking if there is a chicken version?

  95. Just cooked this on 1/11/21 it was the Trying not to eat that much pork and beef so ground turkey is my main meat. Needless to say it can get boring sometimes. This was a wonderful way to spice things up!

  96. My daughter, who does not eat broccoli, absolutely loves this dish, so you’re absolutely right about the ability to “hide” the veggies. It’s made it’s way into regular rotation in our house. I just said “I think tonight for dinner I’ll make…” to wish she immediately replied “turkey teriyaki rice bowls?” So yep, it’s dinner tonight. Thanks for a great recipe.

  97. My son and husband (who went for 3rds) gobbled this up! I used just the brown sugar and no granulated sugar. This will be a keeper!

      1. I’ve been wanting to try this for a while and finally got around to it, wish I had made it sooner! The sauce is amazing one of the best teriyaki sauces I’ve made thank you for sharing!! I usually don’t like brown rice but you can’t even taste it with the sauce it’s a win win.

  98. Excellent! And you can use up leftovers in this recipe! Used rice wine vinegar, 3 Tbsp brown sugar only, low sodium soy sauce, added some frozen stir-fry veggies and some leftover crushed pineapple in juice. Yummo!! Very forgiving recipe and you can make it to suit your family’s tastes

    1. Honestly you can use as much or as little as you like. Just cook the meat and saute the veggies, then mix in your desired amount of sauce.

  99. Loved it! I only did two tablespoons of the brown sugar and didn’t add the white and I added siracha at the end and added zucchini. Soooo good!

  100. I wanted a new recipe for ground turkey and found this one. It was easy to make and very good tasting! All ingredients were in my pantry. My husband and I had it over rice, our boys ate it with noodles. Everyone liked it.

  101. Made this for my family and it was LOVED by all. I did add a can of baby corn, drained, as well and it was perfect. Thank you!

  102. This was good, but I thought the sauce got really liquidity. I wish I doubled the sauce and saved some to add directly into the bowl at the end.

  103. This was easy and delicious! I needed a new way to use up the ground turkey I had and this was perfect because I already had all the ingredients on hand. My family all loved it!

  104. It was very good! We enjoyed this recipe. It was a little salty, but I don’t know if I used low sodium soy sauce or not. (It was the last of the bottle and I threw it in the recycling bin right afterward). I’ll definitely use it next time or cut it down a little.

  105. Tried this recently and the whole family loved it – a rarity!
    I’m also really impressed with all of the super helpful information you give in addition to the recipe, and with how nicely the recipe printed out. The layout is one of the best I’ve encountered! A well functioning website is a joy to use. I’ll be back! Thank you!

  106. This is a “once a week” meal at our house! everyone looooves it and i can sneak in vegetables to a crowd that’s not big on them… I actually doubled it the second time I made it, and then eventually tripled it so we’d have leftovers! Thank you Kristen…

  107. I love it! I used rice wine vinegar and Mirin because they were what I have on hand. Mirin is sweet so I didn’t add any sugar at all. It worked!! I added extra ginger (because I like ginger) into both the teriyaki and the turkey stir fry. This also worked 🙂 Thank you for the recipe. I am not a good cook and it still turned out yummy!

  108. Hello! Loving this recipe! Third time making it ❤️ Are those nutritional facts based on one cup? If not, based on what serving size?

  109. My whole family loved this recipe! It was so easy and the sauce was amazing. I added some more veg such as zucchini and purple cabbage and it was amazing. I did less brown sugar and added honey instead. Definitely will save this one for the future. Delicious!!

  110. This recipe is definitely a keeper. I used Pomegranate red wine vinegar in place of the red wine vinegar and it was great. Will definitely be making again

  111. I’ve been trying to find good uses for ground turkey! I feel it needs a lot of flavor added so this seems perfect with the teriyaki!

  112. Really tasty and easy! I love that you can customize the veggies! I did onion, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, baby corn, water chestnuts and bean sprouts. I used Jasmine rice. It’s amazing!!! I think we will use the leftover meat mixture to do lettuce wraps tomorrow. Thanks so much!

  113. This looks delicious – making it tonight. I have all of the ingredients besides ginger. Is ginger a must have? Any recommended replacements? Can’t wait to try this 🙂

  114. This recipe is so good and very easy to make. My whole family loves it! I serve it over jasmine rice for them but I use cauliflower rice for myself.

  115. This was so yummy. I used 1 less tablespoon of sugar & had my broccoli on the side with brown rice. Whole family loved it.

  116. Love this recipe! I use riced broccoli and matchstick carrots to help cut down prep. This is a great way to get my husband and toddler to eat veggies! It is hard to make unless my husband is available to watch our toddler, though. Is there any way this could be adjusted to be made in the crockpot?

  117. Hi, so I’m super lazy (??‍♀️) and plan on just buying teriyaki sauce … how much should I use? It looks like about a cup? Thanks in advance! I’m making this this week. 🙂

  118. Great recipe! My husband and I loved it and we had left overs for lunch AND dinner the following day. Cut back some on the sugar which worked for our tastes. Also added some Sriracha to heat it up, as we love spicy food!

  119. YUM!! Family LOVED it. Cooked it exactly as directed, except used up the rest of my coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. Also set out lettuce cups to make lettuce wraps. Great recipe

  120. This was fab!! Whole family really liked it. So tasty!! We found this comparable to a restaurant quality taste. Terrific!
    After reading the reviews we omitted the sugars except for 1 tablespoon brown sugar And put In just 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar.
    I had a feeling I should have double this recipe to have more leftovers, it was that good! Or 23-year-old who is home because of Covid is loving this recipe also!
    Thank you!!

  121. I really enjoyed this! I made it with a couple of adjustments. I didn’t have red wine vinegar so I used balsamic (2 tablespoons) and I added a tiny bit of siracha for heat. I also used Truvia instead of white sugar. Annnnd I steamed a bag of riced cauliflower. Thanks for the great recipe! Will definitely be in my rotation!

  122. My entire family loves this!!! I cut the sugars in half and it was so perfect! Total points came out to 3 for WW purple! My daughter even ate it and she eats literally 3 food items so that’s saying a lot!

    1. Hi Lynzi, the soy sauce is the only thing that adds salt to the sauce, so I guess you could cut back on that. I don’t find it overly salty at all, but it is a personal preference.

  123. Love this recipe! My kids did not even realize there were veggies in it! The whole family loved it even my husband who doesn’t usually like ground turkey!