People all over the world! Join hands! Start a meal train! Meal Train Classic can certainly bring people together, as they just can’t get enough of that sweet, tangy, zesty sauce. Or of the nutty brown rice, the juicy ground turkey, or the tender cabbage. In fact, there’s a lot of stuff to love about Meal Train Classic, which is why it remains a classic to this day! Ready in under an hour, you may not want to join hands after all: you’ll need them both for your fork and knife as you dig in!

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For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

For the casserole:

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 Napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Lightly coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 3 –In a small saucepan set over medium heat, whisk together the rice vinegar, the water, the soy sauce, the brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of the canola oil, the flour, 2 teaspoons of the ginger, and 1 clove of the garlic.

Step 4 –Bring the flour mixture to a boil.

Step 5 –Reduce the heat and allow the flour mixture to simmer until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.

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Step 6 –Set the sauce aside.

Step 7 –Heat the remaining canola oil in a large, nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat.

Step 8 –Add the ground turkey and the onion to the oil and cook, breaking up the turkey with a spoon, until the turkey is cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Step 9 –Stir the remaining ginger and the remaining garlic into the turkey mixture and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 10 –Add the broccoli, the bell pepper, and the Napa cabbage to the turkey mixture and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 4-5 minutes.

Step 11 –Add the cooked rice and the sauce to the turkey mixture, stirring everything to combine.

Step 12 –Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.

Step 13 –Cover and bake until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Step 14 –Garnish with the parsley and the sesame seeds.

Step 15 –Serve.