Teriyaki Turkey, Veggie and Rice Bowls are an all-in-one, gluten free dinner that will leave you with leftovers for days.
What do I mean by all-in-one? This recipe checks all of the nutritional boxes, their is no need to make any extra side dishes. Protein? Check! Fat? Check! Carbs? Check! Added bonus? Veggies!
- Makes a large portion
- Excellent for meal prep
- Reheats well
- Gluten free
- All-in-one meal
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As you can see in the photo below, you have a little bit of chopping and dicing to do before you get started. Chop your broccoli florets and stems into small pieces. Peel your carrots and then shred them using a box grater, like this one here. Dice the onions and mince the garlic.
***Time saving tip: purchase minced garlic in a jar!
Take your frozen peas out of the fridge and let them thaw on the counter. You can speed up the thawing process by popping them into the microwave for a minute or two with a little bit of water.
Cooking the brown rice is step #1 in this recipe. Get it started ASAP! Some types of brown rice can take up to 45 minutes to cook.
- Ground turkey
- Brown Rice
- Ground ginger
- Sriracha sauce
Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients
I make the teriyaki sauce from scratch in this recipe. It is very easy to make teriyaki sauce. It can be whipped up in a few minutes and tastes delicious! However, you can definitely substitute in your favorite bottled teriyaki sauce if you want to save yourself some time. My favorite bottled teriyaki sauce is Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade.
- Soy Sauce
- Rice vinegar
- Brown sugar
- Corn starch
- Ground ginger
- Garlic powder
- Sesame seeds
Kitchen Tools Needed
- Large frying pan or wok
- Small sauce pan – You will use this to cook the teriyaki sauce.
- Medium sized sauce pan – This is needed to cook the brown rice.
- Cutting board & chopping knife
- Measuring cups & measuring spoons
How to make a Teriyaki Turkey, Veggie and Rice Bowl
- Cook – Cook the brown rice according to package instructions.
- Sauté – Sauté the diced onion and minced garlic in a large frying pan or wok.
- Add – Add the ground turkey to the large frying pan and fully cook. Add the ground ginger and the sriracha sauce to the ground turkey, onion and garlic. Mix to combine.
- Add – Add the chopped broccoli, shredded carrot and peas into the ground turkey. Mix to combine and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until the veggies have slightly softened.
- Add – Add the brown rice and stir into the turkey and veggie mixture. Remove from heat.
- Combine – In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with warm water. Mix until the cornstarch has dissolved and the mixture has turned into a white paste. Set aside.
- Simmer – Add the rest of the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce into a small sauce pan. Bring to a light simmer. Whisk the corn starch and water mixture into the teriyaki sauce. Continue whisking until the sauce has thickened and slightly reduced. Remove from heat.
- Pour – Pour the teriyaki sauce over top of the turkey, veggies and rice and mix until combined throughout.
Teriyaki Turkey, Rice & Veggie Bowls are a complete meal all on their own! The meal contains protein (ground turkey), carbohydrates (brown rice), a small amount of fat and plenty of high-fiber filling veggies. For that reason, I have never served this meal with any other sides. I love that it is an all-in-one meal!
However, if you really wanted to serve it with some side dishes, I would stick with an Asian food theme. Spring rolls, egg rolls, dumplings, miso soup or a green salad with sesame ginger dressing would all be excellent side dishes for this meal. Steamed edamame and seaweed salad would also be delicious!
Time saving tips
I love a time-saving swap! Here are my top tips to save time when making Teriyaki Turkey.
- Purchase pre-made rice instead of making your own. I have tried a variety of different ready-to-eat rice products and they are all delicious. They usually come in a pouch and are reheated in the microwave. You’ll need about 3 cups of cooked rice for this recipe.
- Use a bottled teriyaki sauce instead of taking the time to make your own. Even though teriyaki sauce is incredibly easy to make, there are some nights I just want dinner to be EVEN EASIER. So on those nights, bottled sauce comes to my rescue!
- Instead of chopping up fresh broccoli, use frozen! Most frozen broccoli is already chopped into small pieces, making it an excellent swap for this recipe.
Is soy sauce gluten free?
Not all soy sauce is gluten free. If you need gluten free soy sauce, then you need to check the label on the bottle. Regular soy sauce is made with wheat. However, tamari soy sauce is gluten free. You can also find gluten free soy sauce that is made with rice instead of wheat. I used gluten free soy sauce for this recipe so that it would be a gluten free meal.
Is teriyaki sauce keto?
No, most teriyaki sauces are not keto friendly. If you are following the ketogenic diet, then you are advised to avoid sugar in all of it’s forms. My recipe for Teriyaki sauce, along with most other teriyaki sauce recipes, contain either white sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup or a combination of any of those options. You can find an excellent recipe for keto teriyaki sauce here.
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How long can I keep Teriyaki Turkey leftovers for?
This recipe will keep well in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
You can also freeze it in small portions for up to 4 months.
How can I make Teriyaki Turkey & Rice Bowls low carb?
To make this recipe low carb, swap the regular brown rice out for cauliflower rice. You could also skip the brown rice and serve it over zucchini noodles AKA zoodles! Another way to make this recipe low-carb would be to eliminate the rice and serve the turkey and veggie mixture in lettuce wraps.
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