Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl Recipe

Brianna Hobbs | Flippin' Delicious

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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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. 

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Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 pound Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Fresh Cilantro, To serve
  • Cooked Rice, To serve


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


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Author: Brianna Hobbs
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 100
Calories 316

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 1097mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 26g
Protein 22g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Brianna Hobbs

About Brianna

Brianna is the blogger behind Flippin' Delicious, which we think is a perfectly apt name for everything you'll find on her site. Here on Food Fanatic, you'll find her helping to make gluten free dinners everyone can enjoy.

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