Other plant-based meals may leave you wanting more substance, but this fast, fresh, and flavorful Cauliflower Stir Fry with Shiitake Mushrooms fills the tank every time. This combo of hearty veggies, healthy homemade stir fry sauce, and bright, flavorful garnish is perfect when you're short on time, but don't want to settle for food on-the-go.
1medium headcauliflowerdivided into bite sized florets, about 6 cups
6wholegreen onionssliced into 2” pieces
¼cchopped roasted cashews
2cupssteamed white rice
Stir Fry Sauce
2tbspfresh orange juice
2tbsphoney or maple syrup
1tbspcornstarch or arrowroot powder
Make the stir fry sauce. Combine all ingredients and whisk or shake in a lidded jar until well combined. Set aside.
Heat a wok or 12” skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil and heat until shimmering. Add the shiitake mushrooms, toss to coat in the fat and saute, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms release their water content and start to brown around the edges, 10-12 minutes.
Remove the mushrooms with a slotted spoon, or push the mushrooms to the edge of the pan; add the remaining olive oil and heat until shimmering. Add the cauliflower to the skillet and toss to coat in the fat. Saute undisturbed for 3 minutes. Toss, then saute 3 minutes more.
Return the mushrooms to the pan if you removed them. Add the scallions and stir fry with the mushrooms and cauliflower continuously for 1 minute.
Pour in the stir fry sauce and toss. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Remove the lid and cook 1-2 minutes more, or until the sauce is thickened and the cauliflower is tender.
Portion over rice and garnish with cashews and cilantro to taste. Serve immediately.
Make it Vegan: use maple syrup in place of the honey in the stir fry sauce.Swap the Coconut Aminos: use an equivalent amount of low sodium soy sauce or tamari (if gluten free).Make it Paleo: use arrowroot in place of cornstarch for the stir fry sauce; serve cauliflower stir fry over sweet potato glass noodles instead of steamed white rice, or double the portion size and serve as-is.Make it Spicy: add up to 1 tablespoon red chili paste to the stir fry sauce.