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Asian Ground Turkey and Rice Bowls Recipe

Have a super delicious dinner on the table in 15 minutes with this Asian ground turkey and rice bowl recipe!
4.46 from 213 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 bowls


  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1.25 lbs lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar dark or light ok
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or Tamari if gluten free
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste (gochujang)

For serving

  • 2 cups cooked white rice (I use 5 minute instant white rice)
  • Asian pickled vegetables or you could use finely chopped, raw vegetables: carrots, cucumbers, jalapenos)
  • Cilantro about a handful, chopped for topping
  • Optional: sauce to serve over the finished dish:
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce or Tamari if gluten free
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili paste


  • In a large nonstick pan over high heat cook sesame oil and garlic cloves for 30 seconds, then add in the ground turkey and sprinkle with salt. Break up the turkey as it cooks for 5 minutes, then when there's only a little bit of pink showing still, add in the fresh ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and chili paste and continue cooking, stirring and breaking up the turkey as it cooks, for another 4-5 minutes. Then turn off the heat.
  • Cook rice according to package instructions and set aside.
  • Chop cilantro and get your vegetables ready (drain the liquid from the pickled vegetables or chop the raw vegetables.)
  • If making the sauce to go over the finished dish, stir the ingredients together and set aside.
  • To assemble: divide rice between 4 bowls, top each bowl with 1/4 of the turkey, add pickled veggies and top with a pinch of cilantro and enjoy


The nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.  


Serving: 1g | Calories: 691kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g