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sesame ginger cauliflower garnished with scallions.

Sesame Ginger Cauliflower

Liv King
This Sesame Ginger Cauliflower is an easy weeknight meal that feels like a special takeout dish but with an extra serving of vegetables. Sweet, savory, and delicious!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Mains
Servings 3 -4 Servings


Baked Cauliflower:

  • Half a Large Cauliflower
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Plant Milk

Sesame Ginger Sauce: 

  • 1-2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Shallot minced
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1/4 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • Juice of Half a Lime
  • 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch

For Serving:

  • White or Brown Jasmine Rice
  • Sliced Green Onions


  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Cut the cauliflower in to bite-sized florets and start making the rice.
  • Make the batter. Whisk together the AP flour, seasonings, and plant milk. The batter shouldn't be runny.
  • Dip each cauliflower floret in to the batter and wipe off excess. Once coated, place on a parchment lined baking tray. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
  • Mince the shallot, ginger, and garlic. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the vegetable broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, brown sugar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and cornstarch.
  • Heat a pan on medium heat and add the vegetable oil. Sauté the shallot, ginger, and garlic until fragrant. About 2-3 minutes. Add in the sauce and whisk until thickened. Toss in the baked cauliflower to coat in the sauce.
  • Divide the rice in to serving bowls and top with saucy cauliflower. Serve with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!


If you want crispy cauliflower, fry until golden brown! 
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