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Sticky Sesame Cauliflower with rice
5 from 4 votes

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

This crispy cauliflower coated in a rice flour batter and made with a savory, sticky sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Shweta


For the Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oil sesame or olive oil works great
  • 1 inch ginger minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • ½ cup cold water

For the Cauliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 clove garlic; minced
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • sesame seeds
  • scallions


  • Heat the oven to 450°F and prepare the sauce.

For the Cauliflower:

  • Cut the cauliflower into medium-sized florets.
  • In a medium bowl, mix cold water and corn starch until smooth without any lumps.
  • Add in garlic, rice flour, and salt to the bowl and whisk together until smooth. The batter should be the consistency of a thick paste. Add more rice flour if needed.
  • Mix cauliflower florets into the batter.
  • Roast the cauliflower on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for 15-20 mins. Flip florets and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until desired crispiness.

For the Sauce:

  • Heat the oil in a small pan. Add ginger and garlic. The add soy sauce brown sugar, and vinager.
  • Mix together cornstarch and cold water and add to the sauce. Let it simmer for 1 minute until it starts to thicken. Be careful not to over cook.

Putting it all together:

  • Add the roasted cauliflower to the prepared sauce. Place back onto the baking sheet and cook for an additional 5 minutes (optional).
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds and scallions on top and serve immediately.


  • Cut the cauliflower pieces smaller if you want them extra crispy!
  • The sauciness of the dish depends on the size of your cauliflower and your preference. If you want to make your cauliflower more saucy, add an extra 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup soy sauce.
  • If you feel like you overcooked the sauce, just add some warm water to it and stir until no longer lumpy.
Keywords: Cauliflower, Party, Quick, Vegan