May 17, 2021

Teriyaki Tempeh Bowls with Snap Peas + Peppers


Teriyaki tempeh with snap peas and peppers
Bite-sized pieces of tempeh are pan fried until golden and then coated in teriyaki sauce. And YES…you can use store-bought teriyaki! I jazz mine up by adding fresh garlic, ginger and a bit of lime juice. This quick and easy dish incorporates a variety of flavors; sweet, salty, and a pinch of acidity, all coming together in about 30 minutes which is always a win for me!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Japanese
Servings 4


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 avocado or vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp minced ginger

For the Veggies:

  • 2 bell peppers, slice into ½ inch strips sliced into ½ inch strips
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 tsp avocado or vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • 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 get golden 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 teriyaki sauce, lime juice, garlic and ginger over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 2-3 minutes so it is sticky enough to coat the tempeh. Remove from heat and set aside for a few minutes while you quickly sauté the peppers and snap peas.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a sauté pan.
  • Add the snap peas and sauté for 1 minute, stirring often. Then add the peppers and sauté for another minute. Sprinkle with salt and set aside.
  • Place the fried tempeh in the sauce and stir well to coat.
  • To serve, place rice in the bottom of a bowl, top with tempeh, veggies and any additional toppings of your choice.
Keyword 30 minute meal, Dairy-free, healthy, vegan, vegetarian

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