These Ground Turkey and Rice Taco bowls are perfect for an easy dinner option or a great meal prep idea. Everyone can build their own, which is always a favorite in my house!
These taco bowls are my last minute dinner idea that everyone goes wild over. I love it because my kids can't complain about what they're getting because they can make their own!
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Substitutions & Variations for The Recipe:
There are so many ways to make delicious bowls. Looking for extra protein? Add beans as a topping! Can’t have rice? How about lettuce or spinach for a base instead? You can totally go with whatever you have in the fridge or pantry for these.
Have a few extra minutes to make your own spice blend? Try my homemade taco seasoning.
Want to add corn and cilantro? Go for it! I love recipes like this.
For an extra topping idea, try my chili lime sautéed chickpea recipe! Make sure to make enough to snack on the next day too!
How to make Ground Turkey and Rice Taco Bowls:
Cook the rice according to the package instructions. I used a rice cooker for mine..Gotta love those things to save on time.
Prepare the avocado/guac, pico, cheese, sour cream and lime wedges. Do this ahead of time, so I don’t have to rush at the end. Put in fridge until serving.
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet or dutch oven on medium heat. Add the yellow onion and red pepper and cook for 2 minutes, then add your zucchini. Sprinkle in the salt. Stir, and allow this to cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the heat down if the zucchini and onions start to brown.
Remove all veggies from the skillet and place in a bowl and cover with foil to keep in the heat.
Return skillet to medium heat and add the ground turkey. Break up the turkey and cook until no longer pink. Add in taco seasoning and stir to incorporate. *Cooking tip: Add a few tablespoons of water if it looks really dry. Ground turkey is lean and it sometimes needs a little water with the taco seasoning* Cook another 3 to 5 minutes until fully cooked (a few minutes past no pink in sight)
Have everyone build their own taco bowls and enjoy a delicious, quick and healthy meal. I love using these wooden bowls for serving. Enjoy!
According to Healthline, in an article titled Ground Turkey vs Ground Beef, they determined both are healthy, but ground turkey is generally lower in saturated fat.
Yes, ground turkey is high in protein and keeps you full longer. Plus, it is also low in calories.