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Asian Ground Turkey Rice Bowls

This Asian Ground Turkey Rice Bowl recipe is a quick, healthy, and convenient weeknight dinner that comes together in only 20 minutes!  You can prep this on the weekend for healthy and delicious lunches throughout the week.

Course main
Cuisine Asian, Clean Eating, Gluten-free
Keyword Asian rice bowl, ground turkey rice bowl, rice bowl with turkey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 244 kcal
Author Marie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 lb / 500 g ground turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 red bell pepper finely chopped (see notes)
  • 4 scallions green and white parts
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds to serve
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves roughly chopped, to serve
  • Sriracha and lime to serve - optional

Sauce

  • 1/3 cup reduced salt soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, rice wine and fish sauce. Stir in cornstarch and whisk thoroughly so it's not clumpy. Set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Cook onion for a minute or until softened and fragrant.
  4. Add ground turkey, and break into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Stir in garlic and bell pepper and continue to break down the turkey. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until almost cooked (almost no longer pink), stirring often.
  5. Give the sauce a stir and pour on the meat. Mix until sauce has thickened and coats the mixture well. Turn off heat. Stir in scallions, saving about one third for serving.

  6. Serve over a bed of rice or cauliflower rice. Top with remaining scallions, sesame seeds and cilantro. Serve with sriracha and lime, if using.

Recipe Notes

Switch up the veggies:

Feel free to use any veggies you have in your fridge. My favorite is bell pepper but you can also use broccoli, carrots, snap peas, zucchini, chopped green beans…

Just make sure to cut them in small pieces so they cook quickly.

You can also use more veggies and double the amount of bell peppers.

Serve this with:

Freezing:

You can freeze the meat mixture or the whole meal right in your meal prep containers for up to 2 months! Simply let the whole thing defrost overnight in the fridge, then heat in the microwave until steaming hot. 

 

Nutrition Facts
Asian Ground Turkey Rice Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl without rice)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 1340mg 56%
Potassium 428mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 25.4%
Vitamin C 52.5%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.