Delicious Teriyaki Beef and Chicken Rice Bowl Recipe

Are you tired of ordering takeout or eating the same boring meals every week? Look no further because I have a recipe that will change up your meal routine and satisfy your taste buds. This Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl recipe is the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors combined with tender pieces of juicy meat and crisp vegetables.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also easy to prepare and customizable to fit your dietary needs or preferences. Whether you choose boneless skinless chicken or flank steak, white rice or brown rice, broccoli or cabbage, this dish will satisfy your hunger and leave you feeling fulfilled.

Gather your ingredients and follow my step-by-step instructions to create a meal that is not only pleasing to the palate but also visually appealing in its elegant bowl presentation. Impress your guests or enjoy it as a weeknight dinner with family – this recipe is versatile for any occasion. So why not give it a try? This Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl recipe may just become your new go-to!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl
Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl

Looking for a sumptuous and savory meal that can satisfy your hunger pangs and leave you feeling fulfilled? You don’t need to search any further. This teriyaki beef or chicken rice bowl recipe has everything you need to experience a mouth-watering and aromatic meal packed with flavors.

What’s not to love about this dish? First and foremost, the robust, mellow flavor of the teriyaki sauce is something to die for. With just the right amount of sugar, mirin, soy sauce, fresh ginger, garlic clove, and cornstarch, this homemade sauce will elevate the flavors and texture of chicken or beef to a whole new level.

If you’re in the mood for beef, flank steak marinated in teriyaki sauce is simply irresistible. On the other hand, if you opt for chicken, boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs branded with that sweet yet savory taste are sure going to hit the spot. These meat options make this recipe versatile enough to cater to your preference whether you’re a beef lover, chicken enthusiast or vegetarian.

Now let’s talk about the various vegetables that can be incorporated into this bowl alongside the seasoned meat. The smart combination of fresh green onions along with crunchy raw cabbage, broccoli florets and grated carrots drizzled in teriyaki sauce adds an interesting twist and an irresistible texture to this meal. So these veggies don’t just add color to your plate but also pack in essential nutrients critical for your wellbeing.

Best of all? This recipe is not only easy-to-follow but also budget-friendly as it calls for basic ingredients found in almost every pantry. Imagine cooking a restaurant-quality meal right in your own kitchen without spending a fortune!

So what are you waiting for? Give this teriyaki beef or chicken rice bowl recipe a try today and indulge in a delicacy that is sure to leave your taste buds tingling!

Ingredient List

 Tender pieces of juicy chicken or beef cook to perfection in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce
Tender pieces of juicy chicken or beef cook to perfection in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce

Ingredient List

Here are the ingredients you will need to make Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl:

  • White rice: 2 cups (long grain)
  • Water: 3 1/2 cups
  • Toasted sesame seeds: 1 tablespoon
  • Green onion: 1 (thinly sliced)
  • Cornstarch: 1 tablespoon, mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
  • Mirin: ¼ cup
  • Fresh ginger: 1 tablespoon (grated)
  • Garlic clove: 1 (minced)
  • Sugar: ¼ cup
  • Soy sauce: ¾ cup
  • Cabbage: 2 cups (shredded)
  • Broccoli florets: 2 cups
  • Carrot: 1 (julienned)
  • Onion: 1 (cut into small pieces)
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts or flank steak: 1 pound (cut into thin strips for chicken, and bite-sized pieces for beef)
  • For the teriyaki sauce, you will need:
    • Soy sauce: ½ cup
    • Mirin: ½ cup
    • Sugar: ¼ cup
    • Water: ¼ cup

Note: You can find most of these ingredients in the Asian section of your grocery store. If you cannot find mirin, you can substitute it with sweet sherry, sweet marsala wine, or a mixture of white wine and sugar.

The Recipe How-To

 The colorful combination of fresh veggies adds both flavor and nutrients to the dish
The colorful combination of fresh veggies adds both flavor and nutrients to the dish

Now that we’ve covered the introduction, why you’ll love this recipe, and the ingredients required for making teriyaki beef or chicken rice bowl, let’s dive into the recipe how-to itself.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to cook teriyaki chicken or beef rice bowls that will leave you satisfied and wanting more!


Step 1: Cook the Rice
* Rinse 2 cups of white rice 2-3 times until water runs clear.
* In a pot, add the washed rice and 3 1/4 cups of water.
* Bring to boil then lower heat to low and cover until fully cooked (approx. 18-20 minutes).
* Once done, fluff the rice with chopsticks or fork to separate grains.

Step 2: Prepare Vegetables
* Wash and chop vegetables of your choice like carrots, onion, broccoli florets, and cabbage.
* Heat a skillet with 2 tbsp of oil over medium-high heat.
* Add chopped vegetables and stir fry with a pinch of salt for about 5 minutes.
* Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3: Make Teriyaki Sauce
* In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together 1/4 cup of mirin, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup sugar, minced garlic clove and grated fresh ginger.
* Heat until sugar is dissolved.
* Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/2 cup water in a small bowl then add to the saucepan while continuing to whisk until thickened to your preference.

For Chicken Teriyaki:
* Cut 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs into bite-sized pieces.
* Heat a pan over medium-high heat with 2 tbsp canola oil.
* Add chicken and cook until browned all around (approx. 5-7 minutes).
* Pour half of the teriyaki sauce over the chicken and stir around for another minute or two.

For Beef Teriyaki:
* Cut up 1 pound flank steak or ground beef into thin strips.
* Add olive oil (1/2 cup) to the pan over high heat before adding sliced meat.
* Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until browned.
* Pour half of the teriyaki sauce over the beef and stir around for another minute or two.

Step 4: Assemble Bowls
To assemble teriyaki chicken or beef bowls:
* Scoop a few spoons of cooked rice into each bowl
* Add cooked vegetables on top of each bowl
* Pour chicken teriyaki or beef teriyaki sauce over each bowl
* Finish off with topping each bowl with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds

Serve hot and enjoy!


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Substitutions and Variations

 The aroma of the sauce will tantalize your senses and make your stomach growl in anticipation
The aroma of the sauce will tantalize your senses and make your stomach growl in anticipation

When it comes to meal preparation, flexibility is key. That’s why I’ve included several tips and variations that can help you customize your Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl recipe to meet your taste preferences.

For a vegetarian option, swap the meat with firm tofu or veggies such as mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, or sugar snap peas. You could also use plant-based protein substitutes like textured vegetable protein (TVP), seitan, tempeh or mock chicken.

If you’re a fan of spicy foods, you might consider adding sliced jalapeño peppers, chili flakes or hot sauce to the teriyaki sauce. For a fruity twist, add pineapple chunks for both sweet and tart flavor notes.

To switch up the grains in this recipe, try using brown or basmati rice instead of white rice with longer cooking time. Alternatively, quinoa or cauliflower rice can be used for a low-carb option too.

In terms of vegetables, broccoli could be swapped with snow peas, bok choy, baby corn or even shredded cabbage. Carrot can be replaced by red bell pepper or daikon radish while Korean-style sautéed spinach can also pair well.

Other swaps include chicken thighs instead of boneless skinless chicken breasts adds richness and deeper flavor notes. Substitute flank steak with other cuts like sirloin or short rib and ground beef may work well as an alternative.

By making these substitutions and additions according to your preferences, you’ll be able to create custom Teriyaki Rice Bowl recipes that are uniquely yours!

Serving and Pairing

 A satisfying dish that is filling enough for dinner, but also works great as leftovers for lunch the next day
A satisfying dish that is filling enough for dinner, but also works great as leftovers for lunch the next day

Once your teriyaki beef or chicken rice bowl is ready, it’s time to think about how you want to serve and pair this delicious meal. I recommend scooping the white rice into individual bowls and topping each one with a generous portion of the teriyaki meat and veggies. Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions over the top for added flavor and presentation.

While this dish is flavorful on its own, there are a few ways you can elevate it even further. For example, you could add some shredded cabbage or broccoli florets on top for crunch and additional nutrition. Thinly sliced carrots and onions can also make a great addition.

If you’re planning to have guests over or throwing a party, consider serving these rice bowls alongside some other Asian-inspired dishes. Grilled chicken or Korean BBQ would pair well with teriyaki beef, while Japanese teriyaki could be served with steamed veggies on the side.

In terms of beverages, cold beer or sake would complement these rice bowls nicely. However, if you’re looking for something non-alcoholic, iced green tea or lemon water could be refreshing options that won’t overpower the flavors of your meal.

Remember that food is always more enjoyable when shared with others, so don’t be afraid to invite friends over to enjoy these tasty teriyaki beef or chicken rice bowls with you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Rice bowls are perfect for a casual dinner party, and are easily customizable to each guests' taste
Rice bowls are perfect for a casual dinner party, and are easily customizable to each guests’ taste

If you’re planning to host a party, it’s essential to know how to make-ahead, store, and reheat your teriyaki beef or chicken rice bowls. You can prepare this recipe up to 4 hours ahead of time and store it by covering it with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator. The flavors in this dish will continue to mingle and intensify during refrigeration.

To reheat the rice bowl, place it in the microwave for a minute or two, depending on your microwave’s power setting. If you want crispy beef or chicken, then I recommend crisping them up again in a hot skillet with some oil before reheating the rice bowls.

You can also freeze these teriyaki beef or chicken rice bowls for later use. To do so, allow them to cool completely before placing them into an airtight container or freezer-friendly zip-lock bag. These bowls can last up to four months in the freezer.

When you’re ready to eat them, take them out of the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. Afterward, reheat the bowls according to the reheating tips mentioned above. The flavors will meld even more if you allow them to rest for a few minutes after reheating.

By following these make-ahead, storing and reheating tips, you’ll save yourself time and effort when hosting your next party. You’ll also have delicious teriyaki beef or chicken rice bowls ready at your fingertips whenever hunger strikes!

Tips for Perfect Results

 With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a restaurant-worthy meal in no time
With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a restaurant-worthy meal in no time

When it comes to cooking rice, it can be tricky to get the perfect texture and flavor. Here are some tips to ensure your Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl turns out delicious every time:

1. Rinse the white rice thoroughly before cooking. This helps remove excess starch and ensures the grains cook evenly.

2. When cooking the rice, use a 2:1 ratio of water to rice. Bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and cover until all the liquid is absorbed.

3. Allow the cooked rice to sit for 5-10 minutes before fluffing with a fork. This will help separate the grains and prevent clumping.

4. For added flavor, try using chicken or beef broth instead of water when cooking the rice.

5. When making the teriyaki sauce, be sure to dissolve the cornstarch completely in cold water before adding it to the saucepan. This will prevent lumps and ensure a smooth consistency.

6. If you’re using flank steak or boneless skinless chicken breasts for your protein, marinate them in teriyaki sauce for at least an hour (or overnight). This will infuse the meat with flavor and make it tender and juicy.

7. Use fresh and high-quality ingredients whenever possible, especially when it comes to ginger and garlic cloves. They add depth of flavor that really enhances this dish.

8. If you’re short on time, consider using pre-cut veggies like shredded cabbage or pre-cooked broccoli florets. This will cut down on prep time and make assembling your rice bowl even quicker.

By following these tips, you’ll create a Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl that’s full of flavor, perfectly cooked, and always a crowd-pleaser!


As with any recipe, there may be some questions and concerns that arise during the process. Don’t worry, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to ease any worries or confusion. Let’s get started!

What is the best cut of meat for teriyaki?

When it comes to selecting the right cut of meat for this recipe, there are various options to choose from such as skirt, sirloin tip, brisket, or hanger. However, the flank steak is the most accessible and effortless to cut due to its lengthy and flat structure with an apparent direction of grain.

What should I add to my rice bowl?

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How do you add flavor to a rice bowl?

One of the most effective methods to infuse more flavor into your rice bowls involves marinating your meats. An excellent approach would be to marinate the beef in the onion, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper for the Cabbage Roll Bowl. These ingredients will work their magic, enhancing the taste of your dish. It’s best to cook your marinated beef with canola oil and pair it up with shredded cabbage to create a uniquely flavorful meal.

How many calories in a teriyaki chicken and rice bowl?

The nutritional information for this recipe is estimated by Nutritionix and provides the following values per serving: approximately 368 calories, 44g of protein, 27g of carbohydrates, 11g of fat, 82mg of cholesterol, 762mg of sodium, 4g of dietary fiber, and 3g of sugar.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl recipe is a great addition to any home chef’s repertoire. With its mouth-watering flavor profile and ease of preparation, this dish is both delicious and hassle-free. Whether you opt for the beef or chicken variation, this recipe is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your cravings.

So, why not give it a try? With a simple list of ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, the Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl Recipe is a perfect dish for both beginners and experienced chefs alike. The possibilities for variations are endless, so don’t be afraid to experiment and make it your own.

Serve it as a hearty meal after a long day at work, or wow your guests by presenting it as part of a dinner party menu. You won’t regret taking the time to whip up this tasty dish that is sure to become a household favorite.

In short, whether you’re a lover of savory beef dishes or prefer tender chicken options, this Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl recipe is bound to be a hit. So go ahead and give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl

Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Rice Bowl Recipe

My humteenth recipe for a rice bowl. I can't help myself. Note: An alternative method would be to marinate the rib eye steak or chicken breasts whole and then grill it. Slice it thinly before serving it on the rice with more of the cooked and thickened teriyaki sauce. The version below is similar to the teriyaki bowls which are familiar to most Americans.
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Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Calories 453.4 kcal


  • 1/2 lb rib eye steaks, sliced thinly or 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 carrot, julienned
  • 6 broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 green onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • steamed white rice


  • In a small pot, blend together soy sauce, sugar. Bring to a simmer while stirring to dissolve the sugar; cool. Add minced garlic, ginger and mirin. Marinate the meat slices in this teriyaki sauce mixture for four hours reserving marinade for Step 2.
  • In a large skillet or wok, heat 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Stir-fry the onion, carrots, broccoli and cabbage until tender crisp. Remove from pan. Add the remaining half tablespoon of vegetable oil to pan. Stir-fry the marinaded beef or chicken. Remove meat.
  • Blend the cornstarch with water and pour this into the reserved marinade, stirring to avoid lumps. Pour this into the pan, heat and stir until thickened. Return the cooked beef and vegetables to the pan and stir gently to coat with the sauce.
  • Place hot, steamed white rice in individual serving bowls. Place cooked vegetables and meat on the rice. Pour on a small amount of thickened teriyaki sauce. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 262gCalories: 453.4kcalCarbohydrates: 59.6gProtein: 18.8gFat: 16.7gSaturated Fat: 5.7gCholesterol: 38.6mgSodium: 4092mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 52.8g
Keyword Asian, Chicken, Chicken Breast, Japanese, Meat, One-Dish Meal, Poultry, Steak
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