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White bowl of vegan teriyaki broccoli and carrots with brown rice

Teriyaki Broccoli and Carrots

A quick and easy Teriyaki Broccoli recipe that's deliciously flavorful. Simple to assemble, and a great side dish served plain or with cooked rice or quinoa.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:25 mins
CourseSide Dish
CuisineAsian-Inspired, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings4

Ingredients

  • 7-8 cups broccoli florets (about 2 large bunches)
  • 3 medium carrots (about 1-1.5 cups sliced)

For the teriyaki sauce:

  • 1/4 cup tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 2 tsp. rice vinegar (I use unseasoned)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp. ginger, freshly grated
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch (or arrowroot or other thickener)

Optional (for serving):

  • Cooked rice or quinoa, sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  • Make the teriyaki sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Cut broccoli into bite-sized florets. Slice carrots on a diagonal.
  • In a large pan over medium-high heat, add broccoli, carrots, and 1/3 cup water. Cover and let steam/sauté for about 6-7 minutes or until veggies are crisp-tender. (Stir occasionally and add a splash more liquid if needed.)
  • Then re-stir teriyaki sauce and add to pan.* Stir to combine. Heat for about 2-3 minutes or until sauce has slightly thickened.
  • Serve with cooked rice/quinoa and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

Notes

*Sauce: This recipe is fairly heavy on the sauce, so slightly reduce if desired.
For gluten-free, use tamari.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 125 kcal | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Potassium: 710 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 11 g | Vitamin A: 8635 IU | Vitamin C: 145 mg | Calcium: 106 mg | Iron: 2 mg