Thank you for the lovely guest post Cara. I definitely need these crispy caulis in my life. I heart Cauliflower.
Over to Cara. 🙂
You don’t need me to tell you about Richa’s natural talent to not only create some of the most beautiful vegan recipes on the internet but also how she is one of the kindest souls walking on this planet. But I’m going to anyway. I’m a huge Richa fan and I find myself constantly inspired by her. So because of that I wanted to create for her one my most tasty dinner recipes to date.
- 1 small head of cauliflower cut into small florets (I used a pre-package of cauliflower bought from Trader Joe's)
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 2 Tb water allow to sit until thickens
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup corn starch
- 1/4 cup Cara's gluten-free flour blend or use wheat/other flour
- 1 tsp oil
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 3-4 garlic cloves peeled and zested
- 6 green onions thinly sliced
- zest of 1 orange + juice of orange
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce gluten-free , or use coconut aminos to make soy-free
- 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1 tsp brown sugar
Blend all ingredients together until a nice batter is formed (shouldn't be too thick: think waffle batter consistency).
While you are doing this, heat up a skillet with 1/2 c. oil on medium/high heat. Make sure it has been properly heated.
Dip each small floret into the batter and make sure each piece is entirely covered.
Fry in oil until completely browned. * or Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Add more flour to the batter to make it thick if needed
Allow to drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
In a clean skillet, heat oil and garlic for 1 minute.
Add green onions, zest and juice. Cook another 1 minute.
Add soy sauce and vinegar and bring to a boil. Toss in crispy cauliflower into the skillet and coat thoroughly. Keep on the pan briefly.
Place on top of rice.
In that same skillet, throw in the remainder ingredients and bring to a boil for just 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Drizzle over orange cauliflower and rice.
Garnish with green scallions, orange zest, and sesame seeds.
nutritional values based on one serving