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Sweet & Sour Cauliflower

Sweet & Sour Cauliflower On Rice

$5.36 recipe | $1.34 serving
A vegan twist on a Chinese classic, this sweet & sour cauliflower sure puts the "comfort" in comfort food. It's a perfectly balanced meal that will leave you satisfied after each bite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Western
Servings 4 servings
Calories 455 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Chef knife
  • Pressure or rice cooker
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

Rice

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice ($0.44)
  • 1-2 cups water ($0.00)

Cauliflower

  • 1 cauliflower head ($3.08)
  • 3 tbsp oil ($0.36)
  • ¼ cup corn starch ($0.11)
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste ($0.02)

Sweet & Sour Sauce

  • 2 tbsp liquid aminos ($0.36)
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp rice vinegar ($0.55)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar ($0.11)
  • 2 tbsp ketchup ($0.08)
  • cup vegetable broth ($0.08)
  • 2 tbsp tahini ($0.12)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1 tsp corn starch ($0.03)

Garnishes optional

  • Sliced green onions
  • Toasted sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Rinse rice, and add it to a pressure cooker with equal parts water. Set the time according to your pressure cooker instructions. Note: if you are using a rice cooker, double the amount of water to rice.
  • Chop cauliflower into bite-size pieces. Then, toss cauliflower florets in oil, salt, and pepper. Once coated, coat florets in corn starch.
  • Spread cauliflower evenly out on the two parchment-lined pans. Bake at 425°F for 20-25 minutes, or until turning brown. Make sure to flip halfway.
  • While cauliflower is baking, whisk together sweet & sour sauce ingredients in a bowl. Add everything to a saucepan, and simmer on low for 5-6 minutes, or until it's starting to thicken.
  • Once the cauliflower is done, toss each floret in sweet & sour sauce.
  • Serve cauliflower over rice and top with green onions, cilantro, and sesame seeds.

Notes

  • Optional ingredients are not reflected in the price of this recipe.
  • Add a couple of teaspoons of coconut oil to cooked rice for an even better flavor.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sweet & Sour Cauliflower On Rice
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
455
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15.2
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
2.1
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3.3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8.9
g
Cholesterol
 
0
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
657.3
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
775.7
mg
22
%
Carbohydrates
 
75.3
g
25
%
Fiber
 
5.8
g
24
%
Sugar
 
20.4
g
23
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
49.5
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
101.5
mg
123
%
Calcium
 
105.7
mg
11
%
Iron
 
3.8
mg
21
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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