This gluten free Korean ground turkey and rice bowl makes a crowd-pleasing dinner that is on the table in less than 20 minutes!
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!
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 gluten free Korean ground turkey for dinner 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 gluten free Korean ground turkey and rice bowl.
The cilantro was such a hit, that is how I’ve finished off my gluten free Korean ground turkey ever since.
Of course, you can garnish your gluten free Korean turkey and rice bowl with green onions if you prefer.
I really love the complexity that the sesame oil and ground ginger add to the gluten free Korean turkey and rice bowl. 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.
If you are a big fan of rice bowls, I think you’ll love this Sweet Chili Lime Rice Bowl with Edamame and Mango from my friend Kristen of A Mind “Full” Mom. It is next on my family’s dinner rotation!