If you’re wondering what to serve with your beef teriyaki, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for beef teriyaki.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with beef teriyaki are Japanese fried rice, stir fry noodles, vegetable stir fry, and steamed bao. Try roasted broccoli, kale salad, and blistered edamame for healthier options. And for unusual but tasty choices, try Japanese potato salad, California roll, and okonomiyaki.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Japanese fried rice
This fried rice is my go-to accompaniment for beef teriyaki and other meaty main dishes.
It’s simple and a great way to use leftover vegetables in your fridge.
Traditionally, this dish uses short-grain Japanese rice, giving you a chewier texture. But if you like it less sticky, use medium-grain rice.
Enjoy Japanese fried rice without going to a teppanyaki restaurant!
Pro Tip: use day-old rice for best results.
Sesame stir fry noodles
Craving for some noodles? forget about ordering take-out and whip up a serving of these stir fry noodles instead.
This dish is quick, easy, and extra flavorful thanks to the soy and sesame-based sauce.
This recipe calls for shiitake mushrooms and baby spinach, but you can use other veggies like bok choy and bean sprouts if you like.
Prop your teriyaki beef over these sesame stir fry noodles for a tasty, restaurant-worthy meal.
Vegetable stir fry
Stir-frying is one of my favorite ways to cook and serve vegetables.
This method produces vibrant, crisp-tender vegetables coated in an umami-packed sauce.
The trick to avoiding soggy vegetables?
Make sure to cook vegetables that take the longest first (looking at you, carrots). And save veggies that don’t take too long to cook for last.
This vegetable stir fry and teriyaki beef is a match made in heaven!
Love noodles, but avoiding carbs?
Also called zoodles, these are the perfect low-carb alternative to your classic noodles.
They’re made with a spiralizer, but a julienne peeler or a sharp knife will do the trick – just be careful.
Toss these zucchini noodles in with your beef teriyaki to coat and infuse them with delicious umami flavors. Yum.
These steamed buns are traditionally served with a savory filling – they’re a complete meal you can eat on the go.
They’re soft as a pillow, fluffy, and have an excellent chewy texture, making them the perfect vessel for your beef teriyaki.
This recipe from Top With Cinnamon will walk you through making these delightful steamed buns.
Sesame ginger roasted broccoli
Need a low-effort but nutritious dish to go with your beef teriyaki?
Look no further than this roasted broccoli recipe.
It’s a straightforward dish to make – your broccoli florets get coated in a garlic-ginger oil mixture, roasted under high heat, then tossed in sesame oil.
You’ll get flavorful, crispy broccoli in just 20 minutes. Give this a try with My Modern Cookery’s recipe.
Asian kale and quinoa salad
Add a refreshing bite to your beef teriyaki by serving it with this Asian salad.
Not only does it taste delicious, but it’s also super nutritious.
Thanks to the plethora of veggies and quinoa, this salad is brimming with vitamins and minerals.
But what truly makes it unique is its zippy, umami-loaded dressing.
Pro Tip: massage your kale with the dressing to soften it and infuse it with flavors.
This Asian kale and quinoa salad recipe deserves a spot in your weekly meal rotation.
Japanese potato salad
Beef and potatoes are a classic pairing, so it’s a no-brainer to serve your beef teriyaki with this Japanese potato salad.
Unlike its Western counterparts, this version features mashed potatoes and other veggies such as cucumber and carrots.
It also calls for kewpie mayo (also known as Japanese mayo) to give it a creamy texture.
Enjoy this Japanese potato salad cold, with your favorite beer on the side.
Have you ever tried edamame?
If you haven’t, you’re missing out.
This super simple recipe features sauteing your edamame with dried chili (or three if you’re up for something spicy).
No access to dried chili? Use red pepper flakes or a drizzle of hot chili oil.
Spice up your beef teriyaki with this blistered edamame with chili and garlic recipe.
California rolls make a great addition to your beef teriyaki bento.
The combination of imitation crab, avocado, and cucumber sticks wrapped with sushi rice and seaweed may not be the most authentic.
But we can all agree it’s delicious!
Pickled Plum’s recipe will show you how to make these rolls, plus a variation with spicy mayo.
Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake featuring cabbage, ginger, green onions, and shrimp.
The great thing about this savory pancake recipe is it’s easily customizable.
So why not jazz it up with beef teriyaki?
The sweet and tangy beef goes superbly with your pancake’s savory fillings.
Give it a try with The Wanderlust Kitchen’s easy okonomiyaki recipe.
The best side dishes for beef teriyaki
- Japanese fried rice
- Sesame stir fry noodles
- Vegetable stir fry
- Zucchini noodles
- Steamed bao
- Sesame ginger roasted broccoli
- Asian kale and quinoa salad
- Japanese potato salad
- Blistered edamame
- California roll
What To Serve With Beef Teriyaki
- 1 portion beef teriyaki
- Prepare your beef teriyaki according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: Japanese fried rice, sesame stir fry noodles, vegetable stir fry, zucchini noodles, steamed bao, sesame ginger roasted broccoli, Asian kale and quinoa salad, Japanese potato salad, blistered edamame, California roll, and okonomiyaki.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!