Curry Pineapple Turkey Rice Bowl Recipe

This clean eating curry pineapple turkey rice bowl offers a lovely sweet and savory flavor to your dinner table!

A wonderful source of protein, manganese, and niacin, this delicious dish is the perfect way to get your family around the dinner table.

An up close view of this Clean Eating Curry Pineapple Turkey Rice Bowl served in a white bowl. Chunks of pineapple sit sprinkled over the top of the rice and meat.

This was a recipe that was cut from my second cookbook. We just ran out of room! But it’s delicious and clean. My favorite combination!

It’s filling too, and because it involves pineapple, most younger family members will enjoy it too. Give it a try!

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Curry Pineapple Turkey Rice Bowl

This delicious dish has a sweet/savory flavor you’ll enjoy again and again!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 251kcal


  • lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • 20 oz. can pineapple (packed in juice, no sugar added – do not drain, use the juice)
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice (best if cooked in chicken broth instead of water)
  • 1 cup raw, shredded carrots
  • 1 cups raw, shredded zucchini
  • salt and pepper to taste after cooking


  • Place the turkey in a large skillet with olive oil and cook with spices and pineapple juice (not the pineapple. Strain off the juice for cooking).
  • While the meat cooks, mix the cooked rice, carrots and zucchini in a large mixing bowl. When the meat is done mix that in along with the pineapple and serve.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2775IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.8mg

This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 8/29/12.

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  1. graciouspantry says:

    Fantastic! Glad you liked it!

  2. graciouspantry says:

    Awesome! 🙂

  3. graciouspantry says:

    Yup, exactly. Just portion it out into whatever individual portions you want and stick it in the freezer, pineapple and all.

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  5. graciouspantry says:

    Try mixing 1/2 white and 1/2 brown rice. It’s a good middle ground and gives you a little extra nutrition. Enjoy!

  6. graciouspantry says:

    About that much, yes. And about 1/2 – 3/4 cups juice, depending on the can.

  7. graciouspantry says:

    Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it!

  8. graciouspantry says:

    Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it!

  9. do yo think I could use whole turkey (thanksgiving leftovers) instead of ground turkey?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      You can try it. It would definitely come out different, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be good.

  10. graciouspantry says:

    In a pot or in the microwave. However you usually heat things up.

  11. graciouspantry says:

    If you are new to clean eating, it will take a while for your taste buds to adjust. I’d be willing to bet that if you eat clean for about 2 months and then try this recipe again, you’ll enjoy it far more. As our palate adjusts, we start to notice more subtle flavors and we don’t need as much spice or salt. Give it time. And welcome to my blog!

  12. I made this and my turkey looked really mushy. It still tasted good but the juice didn’t cook into my turkey. Next time I will probably just leave out the juice from the ground turkey

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jamie – what do you mean by “juice from the ground turkey”?

  13. How would you recommend freezing and reheating this? I would like to make this as a freezer meal for when baby arrives but I’m not sure how.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lauren – You can just make it and freeze it in portioned sizes. It should freeze pretty well.

  14. We loved this recipe! I doubled it but was a bit uncertain about the cooking time. How long do you cook the turkey with the spices and juice? Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Niessa – I just cooked it until the meat was cooked through. If you double the recipe, it will take longer. I’m going to guess between 20 and 30 minutes, but it could be a little longer too.

  15. So the carrots and zucchini are never cooked? Just checking to make sure I didn’t miss something.

  16. 2 stars
    It really was my favorite at all. I had to use salt to try to make it more eatable and I usually don’t use salt. Maybe these flavors just aren’t for me but I wasn’t a fan. It seems like it needs a bit of some sauce or something.

  17. Delicious! I used a bag of cauliflower rice instead of the brown rice. Once the turkey was done, I poured the liquid from the pan over the cauliflower rice so that it could soak up the flavor, then I mixed everything together. This is a keeper! Thank you!