Vegan Broccoli Sesame Teriyaki Bowls with Coconut Rice

A steaming bowlful of Vegan Broccoli Sesame Teriyaki Bowls with fragrant Coconut Rice. Sticky sweet broccoli wrapped in golden crunchy sesame seeds, spicy peppers, fresh spring onions, and herbs is served over a bed of steaming coconut rice. Yum. 

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I hope you’re ready to dig your fork into these lightly charred and deliciously sweet and sticky sesame-crusted broccoli bites served with fluffy coconut rice because these bowls of goodness are calling your name. These pan-fried bowlfuls of sticky sweet broccoli speckled with crunchy sesame seeds, juicy peppers, and a handful of fresh herbs get taken to the next level when served with a mini mountain of luscious fragrant coconut rice. 

We are talking rich teriyaki flavors, nutty grilled broccoli wrapped in Caramelized sticky sauce, and the absolutely mouthwatering coconut rice. It’s a vegan family favorite comfort food recipe that you can make in advance and freeze for later.

The ingredients list for these sweet sticky broccoli sesame teriyaki bowls are just as sweet and simple as the recipe

We’re working with a short and simple ingredients list with easy-to-get items. Because this recipe is all about maximum flavors and deliciousness with minimal effort. Here are the main ingredients you need to make vegan teriyaki bowls.

  • Broccoli 
  • Red peppers 
  • Sesame seeds 
  • Spring onions 
  • Rice
  • Coconut milk 
  • Herbs

Short-cut vegetarian teriyaki broccoli bowls

If you’re in a rush to get dinner on the table it’s okay to use store-bought teriyaki sauce. There’s no shame in the shortcut game. It’s all about getting a tasty meal made so you can sit down and enjoy a cozy bowl of tasty sticky broccoli.

How to make homemade vegan Teriyaki sauce 

If you want to make your homemade teriyaki sauce I’ve got you covered. This sauce is easy to make and makes a deliciously sweet and sticky vegan teriyaki sauce. 

Ingredients for Vegan Teriyaki Broccoli with Coconut rice

  • ¾ cup Tamari Sauce
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce
  • ¼ cup Water
  • ½ tbsp Fresh Ginger Minced
  • 1 tsp Garlic Minced
  • 1 tbsp Chives Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tbsp Brown Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander

Instructions to make Vegan Broccoli Sesame Teriyaki bowls

  • Add the tamari sauce, maple syrup, sweet and sour chili cause and water to a bowl and whisk together to combine. Which is in the minced ginger, minced garlic, chopped chives, tahini, ground coriander, and rice flour, until everything is mixed well. 
  • Pour the teriyaki sauce into a clean jar or bottle and keep it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

How to make vegan sticky broccoli sesame teriyaki with coconut rice 

  • Making these vegan teriyaki bowls is a quick less-than-30-minutes deal. Great for those quick dinners and cozy evenings. Here’s how it’s made:
  • Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan and add the broccoli florets. Let them cook at medium-high heat while stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. 
  • Next, add the bell peppers, spring onions, and sesame seeds and mix everything. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and add the teriyaki sauce. Bring the sauce to a bubble while stirring and let it begin to turn sticky and caramelized. 
  • Once the sauce is sticky and the broccoli is golden the dish is ready.
  • Top your steaming coconut rice with the sticky broccoli teriyaki and garnish with fresh herbs.
  • Enjoy.

How to make fluffy fragrant coconut rice 

Add the jasmine rice to a pot and cover with water and coconut milk. Season with a pinch of salt and cover with a lid. Bring the water to a boil and turn the heat down to a simmer. Let the rice cook for 15-20 minutes while stirring occasionally. Once the rice is nearly done remove it from the heat and set it aside to rest.

How to make coconut rice in an instant pot 

Add the rice, water, salt, and coconut milk to an instant pot. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes and let the natural pressure release by letting it sit there for 10-15 minutes. 

Next, release the steam and fluff the rice with a fork or spoon. 

Are you looking for more easy vegan rustic stews? You might like some of these:

Frequently asked questions 

Can you freeze broccoli?

Yes. Broccoli is a hearty vegetable that does well being frozen

Is it okay to use store-bought teriyaki sauce?

Absolutely. You can easily use store-bought teriyaki sauce if you prefer.

Can I use another type of rice for the coconut rice?

Sure. You can easily switch out the jasmine rice with another white rice such as basmati or similar. Using brown rice isn’t quite as tasty because it doesn’t absorb the coconut milk in the same way, but it will still work for the recipe.

I have more vegetables lying around. Can I add more veggies?

Absolutely. You can easily add extra veggies. Other vegetables that work well in this dish are:


Sweet potatoes 
Cauliflower 
Zucchini 
Onions 
Chickpeas 
Mushrooms 

Vegan Broccoli Sesame Teriyaki Bowls with Coconut Rice

Sticky sweet broccoli wrapped in golden crunchy sesame seeds, spicy peppers, fresh spring onions, and herbs is served over a bed of steaming coconut rice. Yum. 
Dig your fork into these lightly charred and deliciously sweet and sticky sesame-crusted broccoli bites served with fluffy coconut rice because these bowls of goodness are calling your name. These pan-fried bowlfuls of sticky sweet broccoli speckled with crunchy sesame seeds, juicy peppers, and a handful of fresh herbs get taken to the next level when served with a mini mountain of luscious fragrant coconut rice. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 head Broccoli Broken into florets
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers Diced
  • 2 Spring Onions Chopped
  • ½ cup (120ml) Teriyaki Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds

Coconut Rice

  • 2 cups (400g) Jasmine Rice
  • 1 14oz can Coconut Milk
  • cups (350ml) Water
  • Pinch of salt

Toppings

  • 1 handful Fresh Cilantro or Fresh Basil Chopped

Instructions

Cooking rice on the stove

  • Add the jasmine rice to a pot and cover with water and coconut milk. Season with a pinch of salt and cover with a lid.
  • Bring the water to a boil and turn the heat down to a simmer. Let the rice cook for 15-20 minutes while stirring occasionally. Once the rice is nearly done remove it from the heat and set it aside to rest.

Cooking rice in an instant pot

  • Add the rice, water, salt, and coconut milk to an instant pot. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes and let the natural pressure release by letting it sit there for 10-15 minutes. 
    Next, release the steam and fluff the rice with a fork or spoon. 

Making the broccoli teriyaki bowls

  • Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan and add the broccoli florets. Let them cook at medium-high heat while stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Next, add the bell peppers, spring onions, and sesame seeds and mix everything. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and add the teriyaki sauce. Bring the sauce to a bubble while stirring and let it begin to turn sticky and caramelized. 
    Once the sauce is sticky and the broccoli is golden the dish is ready.
    Top your steaming coconut rice with the sticky broccoli teriyaki and garnish with fresh herbs.
    Enjoy.

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