Easy homemade Asian-inspired Teriyaki Sauce with garlic & ginger! Sticky, sweet, savory, and it also only takes about 10-15 minutes to make! (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)
This is one of my favorite sauces and it only takes about 10-15 minutes to make so let's get this flavor party started. This is not an authentic Teriyaki sauce, but merely my own adaption. It's sticky, sweet, savory, and all kinds of delicious.
Teriyaki is a great all-purpose Asian-style sauce because it can be used for marinating, stir fry, noodles, rice bowls, etc.
If using it for stir-fry, simply mix sauce ingredients together in a bowl, then add to the wok or skillet towards the end of your stir-frying to let thicken with the other ingredients.
Ingredients for Teriyaki Sauce
- Pure maple syrup (or brown sugar)
- Vegetable broth
- Rice vinegar
- Cornstarch (or other thickener)
Ways to Use This Sauce
- Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry (Oil-Free)
- Teriyaki Noodles with Vegetables
- Easy Teriyaki Baked Tofu (pictured above)
- 1/4 cup tamari (or soy sauce)
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar (or 3 Tbsp. maple syrup)
- 1/3 cup vegetable broth or water
- 2 tsp. rice vinegar
- 1-2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 tsp. ginger, freshly grated (I peel my ginger)
- 1 Tbsp. corn starch (or arrowroot or other thickener)
- Optional: sesame seeds
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well to combine.
- Add to a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Heat until lightly simmering, whisking frequently until thickened, about 5-10 minutes.
- Use immediately, or cool and store in a sealed container in the fridge for about 1 week.
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