February 20, 2021

Sticky Honey-Sriracha Glazed Tempeh Rice Bowl

Bite-sized pieces of tempeh are pan fried until golden and then coated in a delicious sweet and spicy glaze that is soooo addictive! As I was photographing this dish, I couldn’t stop eating these little chunks of deliciousness. This dish incorporates a variety of flavors; sweet, salty, spicy, lightly caramelized, and a pinch of acidity all coming together in about 30 minutes which is always a win for me!
Course Dinner


For the Rice:

  • 1 ½ cups jasmine rice rinsed and strained
  • 2 ¼ cup water
  • ¾ tsp salt

For the Tempeh:

  • 1 8 oz package tempeh
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp lime juice juice from about 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Optional additions: fried sweet plantains sliced avocado, pickled red onions, chopped cilantro


  • Add all the ingredients for the rice, to a rice cooker or small pot. Turn rice cooker on, or bring pot up to a boil, then lower to a low flame, cover and cook for 20 minutes until done.
  • Tear tempeh into bite-sized chunks with your hands.
  • Heat up 2 tablespoons of oil in a small pan. Once the oil is hot, add the tempeh chunks and fry them until golden-brown on one side. Flip the tempeh and allow to brown on the other side. Lift the tempeh out of the oil with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Sprinkle with ¼ tsp of salt.
  • Wipe the same pan clean and heat the honey, sriracha, lime juice, garlic and ginger over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 3-4 minutes so it is sticky enough to coat the tempeh.
  • Place the fried tempeh in the sauce and stir well to coat.
  • To serve, place rice in the bottom of a bowl and top with tempeh and any additional toppings of your choice. I love this with fried sweet plantain bits, sliced avocado and pickled red onions.
Keyword Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian

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