Updated: Dec 8, 2019
I recently made this recipe with some leftover white rice and a frozen mix of corn, peas, and carrots! So good and super easy! Here's a photo of the batch I recently made:
A very long overdue blogpost for this Teriyaki Fried Rice! What I love about fried rice is how easy it is to make and you can really use any vegetables/proteins you can in stock. It's also a perfect bulk meal to prepare that doesn't require much time nor effort. I personally love a good sauce with my fried rice so I made some Teriyaki Sauce! But on days when I'm in a rush, I go for the trusty soy sauce to season my rice.
This teriyaki sauce can also be a glaze for some fried foods or as a dip! It's really versatile so you can have it in different ways!
Check out the full recipe below!
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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
Makes around 1 cup
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce*
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or other sugar of choice)
1/2 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp room temperature water
*Note: If you have regular soy sauce, feel free to lessen to 1/4 cup and taste as you go since it can get a little salty if using regular soy sauce.
In a bowl, mix the corn starch and water.
Add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix.
Pour the mixture into a saucepan and leave to boil, stirring occasionally.
Leave to simmer until the sauce thickens from the cornstarch, around 7 minutes.
Turn off heat and set aside to use for the fried rice or other dishes. I store mine in a bottle and store it in the refrigerator for future use.
Teriyaki Fried Rice
Good for 2-3 servings
3 cups leftover cooked rice or quinoa (I used a mix of black rice and quinoa)
1/2 cup firm tofu, sliced into small cubes
1/4 cup bell peppers, diced*
1/4 cup corn*
1/4 cup carrots, diced*
1/4 cup peas*
1/4 cup purple cabbage, shredded*
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3-1/2 cup teriyaki sauce (depends how flavorful you want it)
2 tbsp sesame oil
Sesame seeds, for topping
*Note: the vegetables are totally up to you!
Heat a large pan. Pour in 2 tbsp sesame oil.
Sauté the garlic until slightly golden brown. Add in the vegetables and tofu.
Cook until tender. Mix in the rice/quinoa.
Pour in the teriyaki sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Turn off heat and enjoy while hot! Feel free to add more teriyaki sauce before eating! That’s what I did and it was really good!
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