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teriyaki tofu with brown rice and broccoli in a bowl on a marble countertop

Teriyaki Tofu

This teriyaki tofu makes a delicious and easy weeknight dinner. You will love the crispy baked tofu in a sweet and salty homemade teriyaki sauce. So much better than takeout!
Course Entrées
Cuisine American, Japanese
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 189kcal
Author Sina


For the Baked Tofu:

  • 14 oz very firm or extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons mirin or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Additional Ingredients:

  • 1 small head of broccoli


  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Cut the tofu into cubes and put it in a bowl. Add two tablespoons of corn starch. 
  • Make sure all cubes are covered in corn starch.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the tofu cubes on top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, tossing halfway. 
  • Cut the broccoli into florets and cook or steam it. I like mine still a bit crunchy and not too soft. 
  • Make the sauce: Place all of the ingredients into a sauce pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat until the sauce becomes thick and sticky. 
  • Add the baked tofu cubes and stir well. Serve over brown rice and add the broccoli as a side. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and freshly chopped green onion. Enjoy! 


  • This dish is best served fresh as the tofu will get a bit soggy after a while. It's super crunchy when it's served fresh out of the oven. 
  • If you want you could prepare the sauce ahead of time. 
  • If you're not using very firm or extra-firm tofu, you could press your tofu with a tofu press or a stack of cookbooks and paper towel for 30 minutes before starting with the actual recipe. Check out my tips on how to press tofu


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1785mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg