These teriyaki noodles are a quick & easy dinner and only takes about 20 minutes to make! Keep it plant based or add chicken, salmon or another protein of your choice. This gluten free recipe is fresh, flavorful & perfect for busy nights.
If you’re not familiar, teriyaki is actually a cooking technique where certain ingredients, such as meat or vegetables, are grilled or broiled with a sauce made of a base of soy sauce and sugar.
These teriyaki noodles are a bit more like a stir fry, so not as traditional, but still feature a delicious sauce made with soy sauce (or tamari), honey, brown sugar and more.
Quick and easy seem to be your favorite kind of dish, and this recipe is exactly that! They’re naturally gluten free since we use rice noodles, just be sure to use tamari in place of soy sauce.
How to make teriyaki noodles
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles according to package instructions.
Meanwhile, mince the garlic and grate the ginger and add to a pan with any neutral oil of your choice, I used olive.
Saute for about 3 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Add the sliced mushrooms and chopped bok choy. Saute for about 5-7 minutes or until wilted.
Meanwhile, whisk together the soy sauce or tamari, water, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, honey and red pepper flakes in a small dish or cup.
Combine the veggies with the noodles and pour on top the sauce. Stir to coat. Over low heat, simmer until the sauce thickens.
Taste and adjust flavors as desired, I usually add more soy sauce and honey. Serve with chopped scallions and enjoy warm!
Substitutions & Additions
There are a lot of things that pair well with teriyaki noodles, and the veggies in the stir fry are simply suggestions. Some of my other favorites include carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, snap peas or edamame.
You can also include chicken, salmon, tofu, or another protein of your choice. Or, if you really want to go big with the teriyaki, try my teriyaki salmon to go with it!
What vegetables are best with teriyaki?
I used bok choy and mushrooms in this recipe, but you can really use anything! Carrots, bell pepper, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, kale all work well.
You can also just omit the veggies and serve the sauce and the noodles. It would be great with my edamame salad on the side!
Be sure to use low sodium soy sauce for this recipe! The full strength stuff will make this way too salty since we’re using a generous amount, so stick with low sodium for best results.
Also, be sure to really let the noodles, sauce and veggies simmer for a good 5-10 minutes to allow the noodles to soak up all of the flavor from the sauce. This will also help it thicken more and get a classic sticky teriyaki feel.
Traditional teriyaki has a lot more sugar than this recipe calls for, but I wanted to keep this a bit on the healthier side. You are welcome to add more sugar or honey, or even less, to adjust to your preferences.
How to store
These noodles will keep in the fridge for about 3-5 days in an air tight container. You can eat them hot or cold, so they’re perfect for an on the go lunch! If you do want to reheat, I suggest the stove or microwave.
The veggies will lose their crispness as they sit, so if you prefer them softer anyway, this is a win for you!
If you serve with any meat or protein, I suggest storing them serparately because the meat won’t keep for as long as the noodles.
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by: claire cary
- 12 ounces brown rice noodles or any kind of noodle
- 5 ounces sliced mushrooms shiitake, baby bella, etc.
- 2 cups chopped bok choy or kale
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- ¼ cup chopped green onion mostly just the white part, save green for serving
- ⅓ cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
- 2 tablespoons water or vegetable broth
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon coconut or brown sugar or more to taste
- 2-3 tablespoon honey can sub maple syrup for vegan
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- Cook the noodles according to package instructions.
- Meanwhile, mince the garlic and grate the ginger and add to a pan with any neutral oil of your choice, I used olive, along with the chopped green onion.
- Saute for about 3 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Add the sliced mushrooms and chopped bok choy.
- Saute for about 5-7 minutes or until wilted.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the soy sauce, water or vegetable broth, sesame oil, vinegar, sugar, honey, red pepper flakes and cornstarch in a small dish or cup.
- Combine the veggies with the noodles and pour on top the sauce. Stir to coat.
- Let simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken and allow the flavors to blend.
- Taste and adjust flavors as desired, I usually add more soy sauce because I like it saucy/salty!
- Serve with chopped scallions and enjoy warm!