Parsnip Teriyaki with Sesame Ginger Rice


  • No parsnips? Use any root vegetables such as celeriac, carrots, jerusalem artichokes or turnips. 
  • No honey? Use the sweetener of your choice, such as maple syrup or caster sugar instead. 
  • No rice? Try using noodles instead. 
  • No spring onions? Use coriander, chives or parsley instead.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Servings: 2


50 g Soy sauce

40 g Honey

30 g Mirin

250 g Parsnips

For the rice:

90 g Rice (cooked)

1 tsp Ginger (grated)

1 tbsp Sesame seeds

3 Spring onions (chopped )


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/160 fan/4 gas mark. Cut the parsnips in quarters lengthwise and place in a baking dish.
  2. Add the soy sauce, mirin and honey in the baking dish. Mix to coat the parsnips.
  3. Cook in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until the teriyaki sauce thickens and the parsnips are tender, saucy, sweet and tangy.
  4. Serve your teriyaki parsnips over cooked rice seasoned with grated ginger. Top with chopped spring onions and sesame seeds.
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How to store

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Serve the leftovers chopped in stir fry or salad recipes.