We've given the popular Chinese recipe a remix, using panko-crumbed and baked cauliflower instead of chicken. Top it off with a quick and creamy bang bang sauce for a dish that has all the flavour and "Bang!" of the original.
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sweet chilli sauce
baby corn spears
rice wine vinegar
soy sauce(ContainsGluten, Soy)
Preheat oven to 220°/200°C fan-forced. Cut cauliflower into small florets. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 the mayonnaise and 1/2 the sweet chilli sauce. On a plate, combine panko breadcrumbs, the salt and a good drizzle of olive oil. Toss cauliflower in the sweet chilli mayonnaise until well coated. Take a handful of cauliflower and coat in panko breadcrumbs. Transfer to a lined oven tray. Repeat with remaining cauliflower. Spread out evenly, then bake until tender, 25-30 minutes.
TIP: If the cauliflower doesn't fit in a single layer, spread it across two oven trays.
While cauliflower is baking, finely chop garlic. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and a dash of olive oil over medium heat. Cook garlic until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the water and a generous pinch of salt and bring to the boil. Add jasmine rice. Stir, cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. Cook for 12 minutes, then remove from heat. Keep covered until rice is tender and all water is absorbed, 10-15 minutes.
TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam, so don't peek!
While rice is cooking, drain the baby corn spears. Thinly slice carrot into half-moons. Thinly slice spring onion, keeping the white and green parts separate. Thinly slice cucumber.
In a small bowl, combine the rice wine vinegar, chilli flakes (if using) and remaining sweet chilli sauce and mayo.
TIP: Use as much or as little chilli flakes as you like!
When rice has 5 minutes remaining, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir fry the carrot until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add baby corn and cook until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add the soy sauce and white parts of spring onion and cook, tossing, until wilted, 1 minute.
Divide garlic rice between bowls. Top with bang bang cauliflower, stir-fried veggies and cucumber. Drizzled with bang bang sauce and sprinkle with green spring onion to serve.