Japanese-Inspired Turkey Stir-Fry

Japanese-Inspired Turkey Stir-Fry
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Ground turkey, Onion, nuts (almonds, walnuts), frying pan

Looking for a quick, delicious, and healthy meal? This Japanese-inspired turkey stir-fry with ground turkey, onion, and nuts is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Ready in just 30 minutes, it's sure to become a family favorite!


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Cooked rice (optional, for serving)


  1. Prep the Ingredients: Thinly slice the onion, chop the almonds and walnuts, mince the garlic and ginger, and chop the green onions for garnish.
  2. Heat the Pan: In a large frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook the Onion: Add the sliced onion to the pan and sauté until softened and slightly caramelized, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add Garlic and Ginger: Stir in the minced garlic and ginger, cooking until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Cook the Turkey: Push the onion mixture to the side of the pan and add the ground turkey. Cook, breaking it apart with a spatula, until browned and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Combine Ingredients: Mix the onion mixture with the ground turkey, then add the soy sauce, mirin, and sesame oil. Stir to combine and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add Nuts: Stir in the chopped almonds and walnuts, cooking for an additional 2 minutes until they are lightly toasted and incorporated.
  8. Serve: Garnish with chopped green onions and serve hot over cooked rice if desired.

There you go! A delicious, quick, and easy Japanese-inspired turkey stir-fry that's sure to delight. Perfect for those busy weeknights when you need something tasty on the table fast. Enjoy!

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