How To Transform Store-Bought Sauce

Ever wondered how to transform store-bought sauce into a healthy homemade alternative? Have you been stuck with those premade teriyaki sauce from the store? Yet you don’t like them because they have lots of refined sugar and preservatives. Worse still, you add white sugar or honey to cook. Unfortunately, adding white sugar further worsens the bottled sauce. As you already know, white sugar is often filtered with bone char to whiten it. That’s a product of cattle bones, clearly not good for a plant-based lifestyle. Wouldn’t it be great to master how to transform premade sauce well? You can catch up on fun meal ideas by adopting my homemade teriyaki sauce. In this article, discover how to use store-bought teriyaki sauce. I will show with a delicious vegetarian teriyaki stir fry. 

Taste Better than take-out!

I have always ordered takeout. Thus, I’m quite familiar with what vegetable teriyaki stir fry really tastes. Spoiler alert – your homemade Vegetarian teriyaki stir fry will taste better if you follow this recipe. Honestly, I wasn’t prepared for the wealth of flavors from a simple pre-made salty sauce!

Indeed, I can guarantee you this method works wonders. You will be amazed at how better homemade vegetarian teriyaki sauce tastes. In comparison, it definitely beats the taste of take-out food that we all love to order. Notably, this dish pairs well with rice or grains. Better yet, you can eat it with any choice of protein. It is no wonder transforming premade teriyaki sauce is one of my top fun meal ideas.

I have always ordered takeout. Thus, I'm quite familiar with how vegetable teriyaki stir fry really tastes like. Spoiler alert - your homemade Vegetarian teriyaki stir fry will taste better if you follow this recipe. Honestly, I wasn't prepared for the wealth of flavors from a simple pre-made salty sauce! Indeed, I can guarantee you this method works wonders. You will be amazed how better homemade vegetarian teriyaki sauce tastes.
Which premade sauce will you use?

Admittedly, this recipe won over my meat-eating husband and I was torn a bit. I wanted to share some with him but he ended up eating most of it! He used it as a side dish for his chicken meals. Understandably, I had to hide my portion. Yeah, we all want our significant other to eat healthy, sure, but it is a lot of work cutting up vegetables. Anyways, the vegetarian teriyaki stir fry recipe has become one of my favorite fun meal ideas and my hubby gets to enjoy it.

By the way, don’t even think about buying vegetables frozen. Frozen mixed vegetables are just too expensive. Furthermore, the quality is not as good compared to fresh vegetables. Also, you don’t want to be using mushy veggies with your premade teriyaki sauce for your dish at home.

Vegetarian Teriyaki Stir Fry

Sometimes you may wonder how best to utilize leftover veggies in your fridge. The perfect reason not to stop thinking of premade teriyaki sauce. In fact, what you should be thinking about is this lazy vegetarian teriyaki stir sauce.

On my part, I am always seeking fun meal ideas that help reduce waste in the kitchen. I have found making vegetable teriyaki stir fry a smart solution to both dilemmas. There’s just something about adding transformed premade teriyaki sauce to rice and veggies. The recipe is easy to execute and the taste is just heavenly.

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Fun Meal Ideas

Definitely, a vegetarian teriyaki stir fry is your go-to for fun meal ideas. It is a perfect recipe for those nights when you don’t have much time for cooking. You just grab your veggies and fry them with some homemade teriyaki sauce.

Perhaps, I cherish more the freedom that goes with it or figuring out how to use store-bought teriyaki sauce. With your transformed premade teriyaki sauce, you can use any greens to make yummy vegetable teriyaki stir fry. This dish is flavorful, crispy, and loaded with veggie nutrients. 

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Amp up store-bought sauces into plant-based meals

It’s savory, salty-sweet, with plenty of flavors! That’s what I got after realizing just how to use store-bought teriyaki sauce for a plant-based recipe. Ever since making vegetarian teriyaki stir fry has become one of my favorite fun meal ideas! I’m always exploring other creative ways how to use store-bought teriyaki for vegetarian dishes. Often there’s a bottle of premade teriyaki sauce lying in the fridge that comes in handy. 

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Alas!

So, I want to hear from you. What brand of teriyaki sauce did you use? Or, are you new to homemade cooking? And, want to know how to amp up your regular store-bought Teriyaki sauce? It is possible to transform premade teriyaki sauce into a healthy alternative from your kitchen.

Definitely check out our video or written recipe instructions for fun meal ideas. Enjoy a plateful of vegetarian teriyaki sauce, full of unseasoned vegetable medley. Like this technique of how to use store-bought teriyaki sauce? Try it out today.

Video Recipe

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How To Transform Pre-made Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A quick and healthy choice of fun meal ideas. Enjoy this simple plateful of mouth-watering vegetarian teriyaki stir fry that comes together in less than 30 minutes and in a single pan.

Ingredients

  • 3 TBS Avocado oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 TBS ginger
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • Mixed vegetables (desired amount)
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 14 oz bottle Teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4cup water (optional)
  • 2 TBS Maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 TBS Lemon juice (optional)
  • 2 stalks of Green onions (garnish optional)

Instructions

    1. In a large skillet, warm 3 tablespoons of avocado oil on medium heat. Recommend avocado oil over grapeseed oil because i didn't know better I the time. Avocado is the best frying oil.
    2. When warm enough, add 3 garlic and 1 tablespoon of ginger(minced) and sauté for about 2 minutes.
    3. Add 1/4 onion diced and blanched mixed vegetables. Stir to combine and sauté for about 2 minutes on medium heat.
    4. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of rice flour and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and mix them in thoroughly. If you have other types of flour or thickener that is good too.
    5. Add bell peppers, and grape tomatoes. Add some rice flour (half teaspoon amount) if the consistency looks watery. Stir the mixture to combine and reduce the heat.
    6. Pour 14 oz store-bought or pre-made teriyaki sauce over the vegetables and stir gently. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes and do not cover the pot.
    7. Turn off the heat and garnish your vegetarian teriyaki stir fry with sesame oil and chopped green onions.
    8. Enjoy it as-is OR serve over rice/grains OR relish it with your protein of choice.

Notes

  • You can bulk up this vegetarian delicacy with any protein. To do this, crisp the protein before adding the vegetables so that they don't get overcooked.
  • Be sure to slice your veggies into strips or sizeable pieces for even cooking. To save time, you can opt to buy frozen stir fry veggies from the store.
  • Customize this recipe by adding any veggies you like. For a quicker meal, use those that cook faster. Harder vegetables may need blanching first.
  • Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days or freeze for up to 3months. From the freezer, defrost fully before reheating.

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