Teriyaki Tempeh and Roasted Broccoli Rice Bowls

dairy freevegetarian
Teriyaki Tempeh and Roasted Broccoli Rice Bowls

Tempeh and roasted broccoli are smothered in an easy homemade teriyaki sauce and served with fluffy brown rice for a plant powered meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor or texture! 

Teriyaki Tempeh and Roasted Broccoli Rice Bowls

Back on that tempeh kick with these teriyaki tempeh and broccoli rice bowls. I love teriyaki anything and my go-to is usually tofu and broccoli, but I felt like something with a heartier texture and tempeh always satisfies that craving.

Teriyaki Tempeh and Roasted Broccoli Rice Bowls

Tempeh is easy to cook. You can either boil it in some water for 10 minutes, you can roast it, or you can saute it in a pan with some oil. It’s pretty versatile and absorbs whatever flavors you cook it in.

Now that we have that out of the bowl, these easy rice bowls are going to become part of our weekly rotation. What’s great about this recipe is that it’s three recipes in one: roasted broccoli, tempeh, and a teriyaki sauce!

Teriyaki Tempeh and Roasted Broccoli Rice Bowls

If you just can’t stand tempeh, swap in your favorite protein – keep everything else the same and make this recipe yours.



Serves 4

Teriyaki Tempeh and Roasted Broccoli Rice Bowls

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

Save RecipeSave Recipe


  • 4 cups broccoli florets (about 2 heads of broccoli)
  • olive oil, to drizzle
  • salt and pepper
  • 8oz tempeh
  • to serve: brown rice (about 2/3 cup per serving)
  • to garnish: sesame seeds and red pepper flakes
  • For the teriyaki sauce:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (sub tamari if gluten free)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1” knob of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the broccoli. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and roast for 20-30 minutes or until browned and fork tender.
  2. Meanwhile, mince the garlic and peel and mince the ginger. Combine 1 cup of water, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, honey, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds in a small saucepot over medium heat. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the arrowroot powder and 2 tablespoons of water. Once the soy sauce mixture is simmering slightly, add the arrowroot slurry and stir constantly until combined and sauce is thickened. Remove from heat and set aside. 
  3. Boil ½” of water in a medium pan. Once boiling, add the tempeh and cook for 10 minutes or until moisture evaporates. Pour over the teriyaki sauce and toss to coat, about 1 minute.
  4. Divide the roasted broccoli and tempeh over plates or bowls of rice. Garnish with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes and serve.

New to spiralizing? Grab your FREE eBook with our 20 Most Popular Blog Recipes!

Have a spiralizer and not sure where to start?How about making our fool-proof, most popularly made recipes from the blog? In this printable PDF eCookbook you’ll find photos and full recipes of our readers’ favorites to get you started!

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Leave a Comment

Want to share a photo of what you’ve made? Be sure to click the 'Choose file' button below to add your photos!

The maximum upload file size: 300 MB.
You can upload: image.


Anonymous says:
Could you sub honey with maple syrup? Thanks.
Meaghan says:
We haven't tried that but definitely give it a go!

Latest on Inspiralized

Subscribe to Inspiralized

Subscribe to one or all of our newsletters for amazing
recipes, inspirational content + our free starter guide

  • Weekly Recap
  • Kidsletter
  • Products + Sales

beets. some people love 'em. some people think they taste like dirt. 😝 if you're a lover, you'll seriously love this MELTED GRUYERE & BEET sandwich with a brussels sprouts and apple slaw (tossed in a simple, tangy and sweet apple cider dressing.) 🍎🍞⁣

'tis the season for root veggies and I'm here for it. 👏🏼 are you? yucky or yummy? 👍🏼👎🏼⁣

#beetsandwich #beets #sandwichesofinstagram #vegetariansandwich #vegetarianlunch #sourdough #healthysandwich #veggiesandwich #feedfeed #huffposttaste #todayfood #eeeeeats #wholeeats #wholefoodie #eatingwelleats

whenever I hit a breakfast rut, I always make potato hashes. 🥔🍳 they're easy to make, keep you full until lunch, and I usually have all of the ingredients on hand: potatoes, garlic, a can of beans, eggs, and some sort of vegetable (here, I used brussels sprouts - but you could use bell peppers, finely chopped broccoli, etc!) what do you make when you're in a breakfast rut? 🤔⁣

serves 3-4⁣

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil⁣
1 russet potato, small cubed⁣
salt and pepper⁣
1 large garlic clove, minced⁣
12 ounces shredded Brussels sprouts⁣
1 (15oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed⁣
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika⁣
1/8 teaspoon chili powder⁣
vegetable broth, as needed (or water, if you don’t have broth on hand)⁣
4 eggs for frying (if desired)⁣

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once heated, add the potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and let cook until almost fork tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, Brussels sprouts and white beans, stir together, and season with smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until sprouts are browned and potatoes are completely fork tender, about 10 more minutes, adding vegetable broth by the tablespoon as the vegetables dry out and potentially stick to the bottom of the pan.⁣

Meanwhile, fry four eggs in a large skillet or in batches. Divide the hash onto plates and top with the fried eggs. Serve with extra cracked pepper.⁣

#easybreakfastideas #breakfastideas #glutenfreebreakfast #healthybreakfastideas #healthybreakfast

taking a break from thanksgiving and christmas photos of my fam 😉 to share a new recipe on the blog that’s comforting, healthy and exactly what you need this week 👍🏼 VEGAN CREAMY POTATO AND KALE SOUP 🥣 packed with protein, flavor and easy to make (one pot!) grab the recipe on the blog now!! #vegansoup #easyrecipe #healthyrecipeideas #quickandeasymeals ...