Teriyaki Sauce

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 cup

Ingredients
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sweet rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
Directions
Sauce:

Combine ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.

Glaze:

To make glaze: Mix 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water. Heat sauce on medium high heat and add cornstarch water mixture. Simmer until thickened.


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I think it is awesome. My girls LOOVE Teriyaki chicken. When they tasted this recipe, they said, "In future, skip that bought stuff. We will just have this, OK?" Oh, dear. What have i done? LOL! - I didn't have rice wine, and since goal was to use what was in kitchen, I substituted good german Reisling. And I used ground ginger powder, and as we wanted a glaze, in addition to the cornstarch, I added 1/2 TBSP honey. Oh, also, I substituted Erythritol (good for you sugar alcohol) for white sugar, so it is not quite as sweet as with sugar and fewer calories. This is GOOD stuff. Thanks for sharing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great sauce. Didn't have rice wine, and didn't miss it. I think it would be a great basic sauce, and it you want to modify it (more or less garlic, something spicy) you could make it versatile. A keeper for sure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way too much sugar. The brown sugar alone is just fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best recipe for teriyaki sauce! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this in a pinch after realizing that I was completely out of my store-bought teriyaki sauce. This recipe was GREAT, easy to make, tasted even better than store bought and so much healthier and cheaper! I didn't have rice wine so used the boxed Moscato I had in my fridge. I also didn't use the glaze, didn't realize until after that you were supposed to add that part to the sauce! Oops. Even with those modifications this is a 5-star recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is just the recipe that I was looking for. For my personal preference, I used the low-sodium type of soy sauce, agave instead of sugar, grated the ginger (a li'l more than what was called for), and skipped the garlic. I also skipped the cornstarch as the sauce thickens after being reduced. This is a keeper! Definitely a great alternative to the store-bought ones that's loaded with preservatives and sodium. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sweeter than I would prefer but delicious and pretty spot on! I added a dash of seasame oil item not reviewed by moderator and published
hey could i use sherry for the rice wine item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rice wine is expensive. Almost $10 for 10 oz bottle. What's a cheaper alternative without sacrificing flavor? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Will make this tonight . Don't know the taste yet so will rate it a ? Yoshida is a great store brand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best! I didn't change a thing and the whole family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was just what I was looking for---enough flavor for my husband and low-calorie enough for me. I used low-sodium soy sauce and a small amount of Stevia in place of the white sugar and ramped up the grated ginger and garlic. I put this over scallops on top of a mixed greens & other veggies salad. Much less salt than any of the commercial teriyaki sauces I have tried. I will use this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was yummy. Used ground ginger instead as that was all I had. Allowing the heat to meld the ingredients together was a good call by Bobby! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too much sugar. Use only brown sugar, increased to 2 or 3 T. Add a few drops of sesame oil, even toasted sesame seeds. Stir in fresh green onion, chopped. Good for beef, chicken, & pork. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazing! I didn't have minced ginger so I used 1/2 tsp. of ground ginger in it's place. I love this and will NOT purchase teriyaki sauce again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did this as a marinade for a piece of salmon for me, and a couple of chicken thighs for the hubby, who hates fish. My modifications: I didn't use any sugar, but I used 2 tablespoons of agave nectar and a tablespoon of honey. Also I added a tablespoon of jarred minced garlic/ginger, and a teaapoon of garlic/chili sauce. I was going to oven bake the food, but hubby BBQ'd them instead and we were both well pleased! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! We used the sauce on scallops, pineapple, bacon and green onions as an appetizer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WAY too salty! Yes, I used Lea & Perrin's soy sauce, the gold standard. It still came out mouth-puckering salty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent sauce…my kids really enjoyed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent, fast, tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rather than fresh ginger, I used a little less than a 1/2t of powdered ginger & simply crushed 5 small cloves of garlic. I didn't have any rice wine either - so I added a splash of agave nectar. I think the agave nectar made it a little too sweet, next time I won't sub. BUT IT'S AWESOME!!! Super easy & fast!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added a little bit of honey, it tastes great, my family loves it, they can't wait to try on the chicken wings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great simple sauce to make for dipping, stir fry, etc. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! I've used this sauce as a dipping sauce, and it became a popular hit with the family with chicken burgers! I think this sauce would also be great to make a simple teriyaki chicken dish. This sauce is easy to make, has minimal ingredients and tastes wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I want to make a scrumptious dinner for the family, i go here, because this is the best teriyaki sauce (aside from restaurant-made I have ever tasted! Compliments to the maker! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Over the years I have been trying different teriyaki sauce recipe and this one is the best by far. This recipe is excellent. I make my own sweet rice wine (1/2 cup raw sugar + 1/2 sake wine So much better and no hight fructose corn syrup. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
sooo much better than the store bought stuff....starting with a quality soy sauce and fresh spices. I didn't have rice wine/used sherry item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is great! Great basic recipe and very tasty. It's so basic that it's very easy to adjust according to what you are cooking. Tonight I made salmon fillets but I think this can easily be adapted to beef, such as a London Broil by adding some onions, more garlic and couple dashes of sesame oil then using about a 1/4 of the mixture before reducing as a marinade. For the salmon tonight, I added a few dashes Worcestershire, dash of red pepper flakes then served it topped with a little toasted sesame seeds. Side dish was lightly steamed string beans with a little drizzle of the sauce and seeds with rice. Wonderful. Everyone enjoyed it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Okay recipe. The sauce was a little thin for chicken wings, which is what I used it for. My suggestion would be to eliminate the water and go slightly heavier on the ginger, and a little more brown sugar or regular sugar to get a nice thick and sweet teriyaki sauce for chicken wings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoy this recipe a lot. I'm not a fan of ginger, but I used everything else. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used this recipe on my chicken wings last night and it turned out GREAT. The best part of the recipe is that it contains most things you will already have on hand. I did not have the rice wine, but I read the comments and found that apple cider vinegar was a good substitute, and it was. I can also see where you can add ingredients to make it more personal, like adding honey, crushed red pepper flakes, tabasco, or even molasses. It's a really good recipe and all my wings were gone in 5 minutes. Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used grounded ginger spice and it overpowered it haha......be careful!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was exactly what I was looking for. A Teriyaki Sauce recipe I could make using things I already have at home! Very tasty!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect! Used powdered ginger and garlic and it was still awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious! Thank you!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such an easy recipe! Good results and quick! I only had rice wine vinegar, so I used that and added just a little more sugar. That worked just fine. I also used Gluten free soy sauce for a Gluten free Teriyaki! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the reviews for this sauce and figured that it was just what I was looking for. I followed the recipe EXACTLY how it was. This was the WORST thing I've ever put in my mouth ! I ended up flushing it down the toilet, And wasted my ingredients and my time. I use Food Network recipe's all the time and I love them all. I was so dissapointed with this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
EASY AND DOESN'T REQUIRE A TRIP TO THE GROCERY STORE.... OH AND DELICIOUS : This recipe was super easy and utilized things that I always have on hand : Perfect for impromptu dinners! I did use apple cider vinegar instead of rice wine vinegar, I don't know what the difference would've been but the flavor was great. Also, I made it into the glaze and put it on burgers with grilled pineapple, delish! Only thing I'd recommend is letting it sit for about 10 min off the heat after simmering.. because it finally thickened in the middle of our meal, lol. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made some pretty good teriyaki sauce on my own but could never quite "nail it" Well, I just did with this one! I did add some crushed red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, a little honey and Wow! Very easy to make and the ingredients are simple. We are having it on chicken with Yakisoba noodles tonight but look forward to grilling season with this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes wonderful. The sweetness of this sauce combined with the saltiness of the noodles in my chicken teriyaki really made the dish! Its a keeper!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I marinated a pork tenderloin in this sauce and grilled it. The flavor was wonderful and better than store bought sauce- plus, I always have the ingredients on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definitely restaraunt quality. Classic teriyaki flavor and consistency! Definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a splash of regular white wine instead of the rice wine, garlic powder instead of crushed garlic and added the juice of an orange. It was soooo good. I've been craving teriyaki chicken and haven't been able to find a decent teriyaki sauce here in Scotland. This is WAY better than what you'd find at a store or restaurant! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am really trying to not purchase bottled items such as teriyaki sauce and other sauces that can be made instead of purchased. I am trying to avoid perservatives. This sauce was a hit. I followed the recipe then I spiced it up with a little sugar in the raw. I marinated some salmon in it. I saved a little sauce to brush while grilling. As soon as you walk into the you could smell the house it has a very pleasing aromic sent when being prepared. I got rave reviews from my King. It was wonderful. Not only was it simple but it was also tasty Q. Evol item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sweet and delicious, with just enough of a ginger flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I put it in a stir fry and marinated tofu in it. My 5 year old LOVED the tofu marinated in this sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added some toasted sesame seeds and pineapple juice to the recipe and it turned out well. I made a double batch and used half as a marinade for some chicken breasts and made the rest into a glaze. We had some people over for a 4th of July barbecue and the glaze was a huge hit. It was great on burgers and the chicken and, though I didn't try it, I was told that it was really good on hot dogs too. This was easy to make and tasted great. Deffinately a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is one of those must make. You will be glad you did. Add a little honey to put it over the top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a really good sauce, the only thing i did was add a little more sugar so the sauce would be more caramelized. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was hungry for a good teriyaki sauce, and whated to experiement with a homemade version. I found this recipe to be very easy to make and full of flavor. I made one change to the recipe though, while cooking I though that i might try to make it slightly thicker by adding a bit of honey, while i didn't make it any thicker it did add a nice bet of sweetness to it. Very Good. Thank you FN item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best teriyaki sauce that you can easily make on your own. It is great with steak, on a hamburger, chicken---whatever you add it to will taste yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe. I previously made this before without the brown sugar. What a difference! Cooking the flavors together really put it over the top. I would have believed this was purchased from a restaurant. I would use a bit more cornstarch to thicken it up though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Did you try the Sherry? How was it? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used Moscato as it was the only sweet wine I had and it worked great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I dropped the rice wine and used pineapple juice instead...try it item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is really good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
sake is rice wine typically more dry and mirin is a sweet rice wine item not reviewed by moderator and published
wife got some mirin at super market it was $2.79 for 12 oz item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think you could use pretty much anything. I used Moscato (from a box!) since it was the only "sweet" wine I had. It worked great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We didn't use it at all, and didn't miss it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Please don't post a low rating (1 star) if you haven't even tried the recipe yet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why on earth did you bother with this recipe? You obviously did not like it to begin with. <br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lea&amp;Perrin's is Worcestershire, not soy. So, um, there's your problem. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOL item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm absolutely DYING from the ineptitude. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I needed a good laugh item not reviewed by moderator and published
You, littlebirdy, are the gold standard....of something. Not sure of what just yet, still working on that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG. Are you kidding me ?!? Can't you tell by the strong Worcestershire sauce acidic smell that it's definitely not soy sauce ?!?! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lea &amp; Perrins does NOT make soy sauce -- they make Worcestershire Sauce. Perhaps new glasses would help.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
you need a glaze if that's the consistency you are looking for. In that case, follow the recipe that they posted under the sauce recipe...all you need to do is add 1/2 TBS cornstarch and 1TBS of water to your mixture and bring it to a simmer until thickened to your liking, then turn off and serve. item not reviewed by moderator and published
you could probably also add some cornstarch to thicken it....or what Heidi ^^ said =) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think that freebyrd needs a couple of cooking lessons, and also a lesson in manners. item not reviewed by moderator and published