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Teriyaki Sauce

This homemade Teriyaki Sauce is perfect for making stir fry, a marinade, or to spoon over rice and veggies. It's so fast and simple to make teriyaki sauce, you may skip the store-bought version from now on!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: sauce
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 8
Author: Jill


  • 1 cup water divided
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Combine 3/4 cup water, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, minced garlic, and ground ginger in a small saucepan. Heat over over medium heat, whisking often, until the sauce begins to simmer. Contonue to simmer and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the remaining 1/4 cup water with the cornstarch. Whisk into the sauce in the pan and whisk constantly until combined and the sauce begins to thicken. Simmer the sauce for 1-3 minutes, stirring often, until thickened; remove from heat and serve warm.
  • Hint: If the sauce ends up too thick, add water one tablespoon at a time until the sauce is thinned.