Teriyaki Sauce

Yields about 3 c. of sauce


1 c. soy sauce, preferably low sodium

3/4 c. sugar

3/4 c. unsalted mirin (sweet rice wine)

2 cloves garlic, pressed

1/2 tsp. ground ginger (optional)

3 Tbsp. cornstarch

1 c. water

1 tsp. rice vinegar

1/2 tsp. sesame oil


Combine water, soy sauce, sugar, mirin, cornstarch, garlic, and ginger in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add vinegar and oil, and extra water to thin (if desired).