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Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl Recipe

Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl Photo

As a mom of little kids, I am a big fan of quick and easy dinners like this gluten free Korean ground turkey rice bowl recipe. It is simple, and easy to make and it is always a big hit with my kiddos and my husband.

It is sweet, salty, with just a hint of heat. It isn’t “spicy”, just full of flavor. Even my toddlers will eat it!

Some of my other favorite quick and easy meals are my gluten free 10-minute enchilada recipe and gluten free one pot no drain Mac n Cheese. I love having easy dinner recipes in my back pocket. It is the only way I can survive the week!

Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl Picture

You may have seen recipes for Korean Beef on Pinterest, and this is my version of that recipe. I used ground turkey because it is less expensive. I know some people pick ground turkey for health reasons, but I picked it only because it doesn’t make a big dent in my wallet. Because of the caramelized brown sugar and tamari sauce on the meat, you really can’t tell that it is turkey and not ground beef.

I also like to use fresh cilantro to garnish instead of sliced green onions. Once, when making this easy meal, I discovered that I didn’t have sliced green onions when I went to serve it. I needed to add something fresh and green, so I used cilantro because I did have that (and I love cilantro).

My hubby is NOT a fan of green onions, and always pushes them to the side. However, he liked cilantro on his rice bowl! Success!

Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl Image

The cilantro was such a hit, that is how I’ve finished off my Korean ground turkey ever since. Of course, you can garnish your rice bowl with green onions if you prefer.

If you love Korean food, why not try this Ssambap Recipe or this Beef Bulgogi Recipe too?

I really love the complexity that the sesame oil and ground ginger add to this dinner. I have made it before without sesame oil when I have been out, so if you don’t have it in your pantry you can skip the sesame oil and still enjoy this meal.

If you use quick-cooking (or leftover) rice you can have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes, which is a lifesaver for me. 

Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl Photo

Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl Recipe

Brianna Hobbs
Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl is a delicious quick-cooking dinner that can be used with your leftover rice. A lifesaver!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Gluten Free
Servings 4
Calories 315.69 kcal


  • 1 Lean Ground Turkey
  • 0.5 Brown Sugar
  • 0.25 Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 1 Sesame Oil
  • 2 Minced Garlic
  • 0.5 Ground Ginger
  • 0.25 Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Fresh Cilantro To serve
  • Cooked Rice To serve


  • In a skillet over medium heat, break up the ground turkey and brown.
  • Once the turkey is browned and cooked through, add the brown sugar, tamari, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro.


Calories: 315.69kcalCarbohydrates: 27.94gProtein: 21.75gFat: 12.5gSaturated Fat: 2.75gTrans Fat: 0.25gSodium: 1097.38mgSugar: 26.38g
Keyword Asian, Easy, Easy Dinners, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Dinners, Rice, Sauteed, Turkey
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