There is no need for store-bought teriyaki sauce ever again! This restaurant-style teriyaki sauce is so easy to make, requires just 7-ingredients that are most likely already in your pantry and is ready in about 10 minutes.
- 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar*
- 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar or sweetener of choice
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup cold water (optional)*
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)*
- In a small pot over medium heat, add in and mix together all of the ingredients except for cornstarch and the cold water.
- In a separate bowl or cup, whisk together the cornstarch and cold water until dissolved. Add this mixture to the sauce in the pan and whisk everything together until uniform.
- Heat until sauce thickens, about 3-4 minutes, adding water if needed to thin.
- Remove from heat and cool.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.
- Light brown sugar works as well!
- The cornstarch and water slurry is optional, depending on whether or not you want thin or thick teriyaki sauce. We went for thick but it is up to you. Traditional Japanese teriyaki sauce is thin in texture in contrast to the westernized recipes that are thicker.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes