I love this recipe. It's easy, keeps in the fridge, and makes a nice, lightly sweetened sauce that can be used in several different dishes. Use it in stir fry, as a sauce on a burger, or toss a bit with your favorite pasta, and top with sesame seeds and bean sprouts.
1-1/2 cups cool water
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce (I use low sodium)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1-1/2 tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon sesame oil
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, and whisk well. Transfer to a medium saucepan, and over medium heat, stirring constantly, cook until sauce darkens and begins to thicken. Remove from heat, cover pan with a dish towel, and allow to cool. Transfer to an air tight container, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use (up to a week).