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Turkey Fried Rice

December 22, 2017 (Last updated January 7, 2022) · Nicole Triebe

Christmas is just a little under a week away! Can you believe it? My in-laws love to go out to Chinese on Christmas Eve, which is one of my new favorite traditions since getting married.  I LOVE Chinese food, and have always wanted to recreate those delicious dishes they make in the restaurant.  Recently I put a healthier twist on one of my favorites, pork fried rice, with turkey! It’s lower in fat, and just as much flavor.

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Turkey Fried Rice

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  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x



1 lb lean ground turkey

1 tbsp ginger, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 small onion, diced

2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

2 tsp sesame oil

1 tbl olive oil

4 eggs, lightly beaten

4 cups steamed rice

2/3 cup sliced scallions

2 tbl hoisin sauce

1 red bell pepper, diced


In a large skillet, add sesame oil and olive oil and cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.  Add garlic, ginger, salt, soy sauce, hoisin, and 3/4 cup water and bell pepper, cover and let simmer until liquid reduces and peppers become soft. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add egg to hot pan and cook eggs until slightly wet.  Add turkey mixture back into the pan.

Toss in rice and using a spatula to break up the egg into smaller pieces, for 1 minute. Lastly, add spring onions and stir-fry for a further 30 seconds or until well combined and rice is heated through.

Garnish with sliced scallions and sriracha if desired.  

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