Sweet and Sour Cauliflower, With Egg Fried Rice

The Last Bite
by The Last Bite
4 servings
1 hr

Sweet and sour, the ultimate takeaway classic which leaves your mouth full of flavour. But have you tried it with cauliflower.

Ive recently been eating a lot more vegetarian meals, and cauliflower is one of the best meat replacements there is! When cooked properly cauliflower has a beautiful bite, which combines so perfectly with many flavourings.

Sweet and sour is the perfect punchy flavour, to go with the 'meaty crunch' of the cauliflower.

I served this dish with some traditional egg fried rice, which works perfectly to soak up all the oozy sauce residue from the sauce.

This dish gives you all the flavours you need from you Friday night takeaway, without the calories or pennys that go with it. You must definitely give this fakeaway a go.

Sweet and Sour Cauliflower, With Egg Fried Rice
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 50 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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for the cauliflower
  • 1 whole cauliflower (cut into florets)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, S&P,1/2 cup corn flour (cover the cauliflower in this initially)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2tsp cornflour with water
  • Squeeze of sriracha 
Egg fried rice
  • 1.5 cups of brown rice
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 onion
  • 1 pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 small knob of ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 carrot cubed
  • handful of peas
For the cauliflower
Cut your cauliflower into florets and toss in the first set of ingriedients
Heat up a large frying pan and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes. Tossing to ensure to cook all sides of the cauliflower.
Mix in a bowl, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup tomato ketchup, 1 cup maple syrup, 2tsp cornflour with water, squeeze of sriracha and then toss the cauliflower in it.
Bake at 425f for 15/20mins and serve with your rice
For your egg fried rice
Put your rice on. My rice isn't pre cooked so it took 45 minutes to cook. Judge this on the time it says it takes on your packet.
Meanwhile chop up your onion garlic ginger and spring onions. Make sure your ginger and garlic is finely chopped so it dosen't over power your mouthful. Firstly heat up a large pan/ wok and add in your onion and sweat down for a couple minutes. Next add the garlic ginger and spring onion, turn down the heat and cook until soft..
Chop your carrot into small cubes, and add to your boiling water 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time. Then add your peas 2 minutes before the end.
Whilst this is cooking, crack your eggs into a bowl, beat until mixed and add some salt and pepper.
Remove the veg from the heat and then cook your eggs in the same pan, similar to cooking scrambled eggs. once cooked remove from the heat.
Drain your rice and add that and your cooked veg to the pan and stir well.