Make the teriyaki sauce by adding all of the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for about 1 minute. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.
Serve over rice or with a stir-fry. See post above for additional ideas.
Make Ahead Instructions: This easy teriyaki sauce recipe can be made up to 1 week ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.Freezing Instructions: Allow to cool completely and store in a freezer safe bag. Lay the bag flat in your freezer to ensure it freezes evenly and to save space. Thaw in the fridge overnight before using.Variations:
Healthy Teriyaki Sauce: Feel free to cut down on the sugar, if you don't mind less sweetness in the sauce.
Without Cornstarch: Flour may be substituted for cornstarch at a 1:1 ratio in this homemade teriyaki sauce recipe.
Teriyaki Sauce Marinade: This is a great marinade! Pour 1/4 cup of sauce over raw chicken and set aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes (or longer if using chicken breasts).