General Tso's Inspired Cauliflower

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 31 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 2



  • 2 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cup cooked brown rice

General Tso's Inspired Sauce

  • 4 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp raw or coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 green onion chopped into larger pieces
  • 3 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup veggie broth


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  • Wash and cut cauliflower into florets (bite-sized pieces).
  • Bake the florets until they are crispy and browned about 20-25 minutes.
  • While your cauliflower is in the oven, whisk your sauce ingredients together (except for garlic, green onion, and chilis. Mince garlic and chop green onion into large pieces.
  • When your cauliflower has about 15 minutes left to cook, line a wok or large pan with a little water on high heat.
  • Sauté garlic and green onion until garlic is golden.
  • Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmer until sauce thickens.
  • Stir in cauliflower and make sure to coat each floret.
  • Serve over brown rice.


Tip: For extra crispy cauliflower, bake an extra 10-15 minutes.
Plan Ahead – Prepare sauce and rice the day before.
Extra Calories – Add a side of broccoli.
Lower Fat Option – Omit Sesame Oil.
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