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 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!
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.
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.