2–3 cups broccoli crowns, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 carrots, sliced
6 ounces (170 g) shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 16-ounce (450 g) super firm tofu
3–5 green onions, sliced; white and green parts divided
1 cup (215 g) white jasmine rice
For serving (optional): toasted sesame seeds, toasted sesame oil, chili oil, and/or extra soy sauce, to taste
Prep: Preheat the oven to 375F. Whisk the soy sauce, coconut sugar, mirin, garlic, ginger, and water together in a medium pot and bring to a boil, covered, over high heat.
Layer: While the liquid is heating up, spread the broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, tofu, and green onions evenly across a 9×13″ pan or casserole dish. Use a spatula to mix everything together until it is evenly distributed, then sprinkle the rice on top.
Bake: Remove the broth from the heat once it comes to a boil and pour evenly over the casserole dish. Use a spatula to make sure all pieces of rice are submerged. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil (or parchment paper, followed by aluminum foil) and bake in the middle rack of the oven for 45 minutes.
Remove from the oven and top as desired. Refrigerate leftovers in a sealed container for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to one month.
Soy Sauce: soy sauce can be swapped with tamari. You can also use coconut aminos, but I would reduce the sugar by 2 teaspoons as I find it to be a lot sweeter.
Mirin: Mirin is a subtly-sweet Japanese rice wine that traditionally used in teriyaki sauce. It can be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores or your local Asian market. You can replace it with a dry white wine or rice vinegar, but you’ll need to counteract the sourness with an additional tablespoon of sweetener.
Ginger: if you love the flavor of ginger like me, up the amount to 2 tablespoons. For a milder more classic teriyaki flavor, stick to 1 tablespoon. I personally love the tiny chunks of ginger in the casserole, but if you’d prefer it to be more evenly distributed, you can finely grate it instead.