Quick Curried Turkey Rice Bowl – Ground Turkey Curry

Curried Turkey Rice Bowl is a spicy turkey curry using mince/ground turkey, peas and Indian spices. Served with brown rice/roti/quinoa/cauliflower rice for a perfect light meal. Great for Meal Prep as this can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. 

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What is Curried Turkey Rice Bowl?

It’s basically a bowl comprising of ground turkey curry with steamed rice.

Absolutely simple yet amazingly delicious. The recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and feeds 4 people.

Curried Turkey Rice Bowl recipe

What You Need to Make Curried Turkey Rice Bowl:

  1. Curry Powder:  homemade or storebought, both works great.
  2. Basic Curry Ingredients: you’ll need onion, tomato paste, ginger+garlic
  3. Yogurt or Sour Cream: this adds a creaminess to the dish.
  4. Ground Turkey: I used lean ground turkey meat to make it even lower in calories.
  5. Steamed Rice: I’m using brown rice, but goes great with white rice or even cauliflower rice (for keto).

Once you have all these things together, you can put together your Curried Turkey Rice Bowl in few minutes.

It tastes so good that you won’t be able to stop at one bowl (I can guarantee you that) and this totally screams #comfortfood (without the calories).

Ground Turkey Curry on a white plate

The First Step Make the Turkey Curry:

First thing first, you need to make the turkey curry using the listed ingredients. 

This can be made in a deep pan/ pressure cooker or even instant pot. The choice is yours and you cook it as per you cook any other curry dish.

Since turkey cooks really fast, I’m making it on a stovetop using a deep pan.

Also, since it’s a ‘Turkey Rice Bowl’, hence I’m not adding a lot of water in the Turkey Curry as I don’t want it that thin.

For ‘Bowl Recipes‘, I like to keep it thicker, saucy or absolutely less watery.

Turkey Curry Rice Bowl

Turkey Curry

Also, these Curried Turkey Rice Bowl are a twist on a popular Indian minced meat recipe called ‘Keema / Qeemah’ which means minced.

It’s traditionally made using red meat such as goat/lamb and some people even use chicken for it.

It’s mostly served as a weekend brunch or holds a place during special dinner as the recipe calls for a lot of spices and above all pure ghee / clarified butter.

Now when you cook with red meat + all these spices and ghee, the recipe tends to get heavy and definitely takes longer to prepare as red meat takes longer to cook.

But when I replaced the meat with turkey (which is lean meat), it cooks much faster and needs less oil and spices.

How to make curried turkey and ingredients like ground turkey, peas, onion, curry powder and seasoning

With so many benefits and on my quest to eat healthy yet delicious, I’m swapping turkey in many of my favorite meat recipes.

Did you know that turkey has 22 grams of protein in each serving?

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Now, coming back to the cooking part, if this is your first time cooking curry, you cannot find a recipe easier than this, as I’m using very basic spices like turmeric and curry powder.

And I’m also adding my secret ingredient ‘tomato paste’ which adds so much flavor along with this rich color.

So, chop some onion, get some peas and try making these Curried Turkey Rice Bowl for yourself or share with your entire family.

ground turkey curry recipe

Curried Turkey Rice Bowl is Perfect for Meal Prep:

Perfect for Meal Prep as this can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

You just NEED to store the Turkey curry separately and rice in a separate bowl.

This is one unique way of adding turkey to your everyday recipes and yet keep it absolutely delicious, healthy and easy to cook.

For more inspiration on Turkey recipes or more details, visit Serve Turkey

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curried turkey rice bowl

Curried Turkey Rice Bowl is a spicy turkey curry using mince/ground turkey, peas and Indian spices. Served with brown rice/roti/quinoa/cauliflower rice for a perfect light meal. Great for Meal Prep as this can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


  • 1 Cup Ground Turkey
  • 1 Large Onion - chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Peas - frozen or fresh
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Yogurt - use any plain variety or use 2 Tbsp Sour Cream
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups Cooked Rice


  • 1/8 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • Salt - as per taste


How to Make Ground Turkey Curry:

  1. Heat 3tbsp oil in a pan for a minute.
  2. Add onion and saute for 1/2 minute (till onion turns golden).
  3. Add all the spices and except curry powder and saute for a minute.
  4. Add peas and cook for another minute.
  5. Now, add minced/ground turkey and saute everything together.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat, till turkey, is slightly cooked (keep sautéing in-between).
  7. Now, add the tomato paste, curry powder, yogurt and mix everything together.
  8. Cover the pan with a lid and let turkey cook over low flames for 3-4 minutes. (saute every minute).
  9. Remove the lid after 4 minutes, give it a give stir and turn off the heat.

Assemble the Curried Turkey Rice Bowl:

  • Take two bowls and add rice on both.
    1. Top with freshly made curried turkey.
    2. Now, add toppings of choice like radish/chilies / onions or just sprinkle some lemon and enjoy.


    Tomato Paste - you can use raw/diced tomatoes

    Rice - use any variety as per choice or replace with cauliflower rice for #ketodiet or any other grain/side

    **** This Recipe can be stored in the fridge for upto a week. You NEED to store the Turkey Curry in a separate box and rice separately.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 24g

    28 Replies to "Quick Curried Turkey Rice Bowl - Ground Turkey Curry"

    • Daniela Anderson February 22, 2017 (12:06 pm)

      Curries are amongst the favourite over here in the UK, people can’t have enough of them. I love the idea of a healthy one, plus turkey is such a nice lean meat that goes perfectly well with rice. The seasoning makes all the difference, such a beautiful dish.

    • Sandhya Ramakrishnan February 20, 2017 (11:37 pm)

      What a great dinner recipe and I can imagine myself getting all comfortable in the couch with a loaded bowl in my hand. Love the quick recipe!

    • Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery February 20, 2017 (8:09 pm)

      I am generally not a fan of turkey because I find it very bland, but this looks super flavorful! I’m always trying to eat more turkey as a lean protein, so I will give this a try.

      • Molly Kumar February 21, 2017 (4:51 pm)

        That sounds wonderful Julie. Turkey is such a great lean protein source and mixed with all these spices, its super yum.

    • Sara @ Modern Little Victories February 20, 2017 (5:44 pm)

      Can’t get over how easy and flavorful this looks and I love that I can easily swap out the turkey for lentils or something to make it veggie!

    • Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health February 20, 2017 (1:45 pm)

      Molly, this rice bowl looks absolutely delicious. Love the spices you used here. It’s a easy healthy dinner, perfect for busy weekdays. Saving this to try!

    • Byron Thomas February 20, 2017 (12:34 pm)

      That’s quite a beautiful dish, Molly. I’ve always been a fan of ground meats, but have turned to ground turkey and chicken in recent years just because they are more heart healthy. I’m loving this look of the turkey rice bowl and I’m so proud of you for using radish. Radish is so undervalued. I love it and eat them like candy. LOL

      • Molly Kumar February 21, 2017 (4:56 pm)

        Thanks Byron 🙂 We also love eating these mini radishes and they go so well as sides. I’, so glad you liked the ‘Curried Turkey Bowl’recipe as its so easy to make n flavorful too.

    • Hanady | Recipe Nomad February 20, 2017 (6:04 am)

      Oh I love a good Indian recipe and I like that you used turkey! Looks absolutely delicious with the rice and radishes! Can’t wait to make it!

    • valmg @ From Val's Kitchen February 20, 2017 (12:03 am)

      I am a big fan of rice based dishes, they can be so tasty. Using the ketchup to help form the flavor was a great idea.

    • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way February 19, 2017 (8:17 pm)

      Yes, Molly, I am hesitant about making curries at home. I’m not familiar with Indian cuisine so I really don’t know what a “good” finished product should taste like. I’ll have to try your curried turkey rice bowl. It does look delicious — wish I could come over and have a taste *sigh*. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Leah February 19, 2017 (3:08 pm)

      15 minutes? I am so there, I love quick meal like this, and it sounds so tasty! Curries are our go to for dinner, s o I can’t wait to try this one!

      • Molly Kumar February 21, 2017 (5:07 pm)

        Thanks Leah. It’s just such an easy peasy meal recipe.

    • Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago February 19, 2017 (1:46 pm)

      This looks like a good option for lunch or a quick weeknight dinner. I love recipes for two!

    • Jessica (Swanky Recipes) February 19, 2017 (9:09 am)

      Loving all the herbs and veggies in this recipe. Can’t wait to make this for an easy dinner meal and have leftovers for lunch the next day!

    • Kathy McDaniel February 19, 2017 (12:53 am)

      This dish looks so delicious! I am always looking for ground turkey recipes as we eat them quite a lot at home. I love the Indian inspired flavors and the fact that is a healthy option!

    • Kylee from Kylee Cooks February 18, 2017 (3:16 pm)

      I love curry flavors, and know that this quick and healthy turkey rice bowl would also fit my lifestyle (in that I like good food, but don’t have a lot of time to wait for it!). You nailed it, Molly…

      • Molly Kumar February 21, 2017 (5:16 pm)

        Thanks Kylee. They sure are so easy, quick n yummy to make.

    • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy February 18, 2017 (2:27 pm)

      I love the ease of this dish. Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Love the spices too. Curries are fun to experiment with, and this sounds like one anyone can make.

    • Veena Azmanov February 18, 2017 (12:52 pm)

      I love quick and healthy and I love curry – this is so awesome.. I bet it was delicious.

      • Molly Kumar February 21, 2017 (5:19 pm)

        It sure was so yummy n easy – Thanks Veena n glad you liked the recipe.

    • Sarah @ Champagne Tastes February 18, 2017 (3:09 am)

      I love curry and make it all the time! I’m always looking for new recipes– it’s my favorite!

    • Stephanie@ApplesforCJ February 17, 2017 (7:55 pm)

      Love that this dish is quick and healthy. Always need great recipes like this for busy weeknights 🙂

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