This sticky sesame cauliflower bowl with creamy sticky coconut rice and steamed broccoli will quickly become your new go-to flavorful meal. It takes less than an hour to make and is one of my favorite easy dinner recipes.
Course: Main Course
Serving Size: 4
Sticky Sesame Sauce
¼cupCoconut Aminos(or soy sauce)
¼cupSriracha Sauce(see notes for milder sauce)
Chopped Raw Cashews
Cook the Coconut Rice
Start off by measuring out 1 cup of basmati rice. Rinse your rice at least 2-3 times with cold water.
1 cup Basmati Rice
Then add to your Instant Pot along with 1 cup of coconut milk and 1/2 cup vegetable broth. Give it a quick stir and then close the lid.
1 cup Coconut Milk, ⅓ cup Vegetable Broth
Ensure the steam valve knob is turned to ‘Sealing’. Set your Instant Pot to ‘High Pressure’ cook for 8-10 minutes.
Once the timer goes off, hit ‘Cancel’, and then set to ‘Keep Warm’ for 5-8 minutes.
Then, carefully turn the steam valve knob to ‘Venting’ either using a spatula or towel. This will slowly release any extra built-up pressure.
Wait until the metal piece drops back down. Then, carefully open the lid. Use a fork to fluff up your rice.
Prep all you broccoli but cutting off excess stems.
¼ head Broccoli
In your large pan, add in about 1/4 cup of water to the bottom and place a steamer basket on top.
¼ cup Water
Then place your broccoli on top. Cover with a lid and let it cook on medium heat for roughly 8 minutes.
Sticky Sesame Sauce
Mix together 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos (or soy sauce), 1/4 cup Sriracha Sauce (milder sauce – 2 tbsp Ketchup + 2 tbsp Sriracha), 1 tsp Rice Vinegar, 1 tsp Avocado Oil, 1 tsp Sesame Oil, 1 tbsp Coconut Sugar, 2 cloves minced Garlic, and Sprinkles of Sesame Seeds in a small bowl.
In a separate small bowl, mix together 1 tbsp Tapioca Flour and 2 tbsp Water.
1 tbsp Tapioca Flour, 2 tbsp Water
Then, in the same pan/pot used for your broccoli, add in your sesame sauce on low heat.
Pour in your tapioca flour mixture and whisk together to thicken the sauce. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes so it can really thicken up.
Sticky Sesame Cauliflower
Prep your cauliflower by cutting off the excess stems as well.
½ head Cauliflower
Then, toss in your cauliflower into the pan with the sauce and evenly coat.
Cover with a lid and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes so the cauliflower softens up just a bit.
Now all your different ingredients are ready to go and assemble!
In a plate or bowl, add in your coconut rice. Top with your steamed broccoli and your sticky sesame cauliflower.
For garnishes, I love to add in some chopped raw cashews for extra crunch, fresh chopped cilantro, and more sesame seeds.
Chopped Raw Cashews, Fresh CIlantro, Sesame Seeds
Extra Notes & Tips
Feel free to customize this recipe and make it your own. I like to keep this one simple with the staple ingredients. It’s a great bowl to throw in some of your favorite fresh or frozen veggies if you wanted to add more. Not a huge fan of broccoli? No problem! Eliminate and substitute with something else!
If you want a milder sauce, for the sriracha sauce, instead of full parts sriracha, mix together 2 tbsp ketchup and 2 tbsp sriracha instead.
This meal definitely allows you to easily multi-task so you can have everything ready within 45 minutes!
A great meal to make for a family of 4, a couple with leftovers, or one with even more leftovers! If you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan of leftovers… This meal stores super well! Add to a glass container as is and it's good for up to a week.