Brown Rice and Ground Turkey Stir Fry

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Turkey & Broccoli

Running out of ideas for ground turkey breast? I was, too. Fortunately, I was inspired by a recent visit to my cousin Tanya’s house around dinner time. To my delight, she was knee-deep in various Asian ingredients as she was getting ready to prepare a Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry for her family. As we all know, stir-fry is the perfect busy weeknight dinner. Quick and easy to prepare, you can use any combination of whatever protein or vegetables you have sitting in your refrigerator. On this particular evening, I happened to have ground turkey breast and broccoli. You could just as easily use this method with chicken breast, ground pork or even tofu. No broccoli? No problem. Simply swap green beans, asparagus or any other vegetable that your healthy little heart desires.

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Brown Rice and Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Brown Rice and Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Yay or Nay?
Quick and easy to prepare, you can use any combination of whatever protein or vegetables you have sitting in your refrigerator.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 15 mins
TOTAL: 25 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
  • 1 tbs ginger (grated)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 c chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 2 tbs soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1 tbs sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp chili garlic paste
  • 1 tbs corn starch
  • 1 tbs hoisin sauce
  • 4 c broccoli florets
  • ½ c scallions (chopped)

Instructions
 

  • Spray a large, deep pan with non-stick spray and heat over medium high.
  • Add onions and saute until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together broth, soy sauce, sherry vinegar, chili garlic paste, corn starch and hoisin sauce. Set aside.
  • Add ground turkey breast, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper to pan with onions and cook for 5-7 minutes until turkey is browned.
  • Use a wooden spoon to break up turkey breast.
  • When turkey is browned, add broccoli florets and chicken broth mixture. Bring to a boil then simmer with lid on for 5-6 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Garnish with scallions just before serving alongside brown rice prepared with green peas, sesame oil and scallions.

Notes

Prepare brown rice according to package directions and add ⅓ c frozen green peas and 1 tsp sesame oil towards end of cooking time. Garnish with scallions. *Nutritional information does not include rice*

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 17.1gProtein: 31.8gFat: 4.9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 627mgFiber: 3.3g
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2 thoughts on “Brown Rice and Ground Turkey Stir Fry”

  1. HI this looks good I want to make it very soon I have all the ingredients but 2 of them and all honestly I dont even know what they are or where I can find them. What is chili garlic paste and hoisin sauce? Are they spicy at all bc I can not do spicy>? Are they necessary and where can I fin them? Thanks a lot!!!

    1. Hi Viviana – chili paste is spicy and you can definitely omit that. As for the hoisin sauce, it’s a sweet BBQ sauce but not necessary. You can add a little brown sugar in leui of it. Let me know how it turns out!

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