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Oven-Roasted Jerk-Marinated Cauliflower
with coconut rice and beans and a side salad

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This Caribbean-inspired meal, first featured in March 2015, will get you feeling like you're in the tropics.
Smarts: We make this with jerk seasoning mix, but feel free to use Cajun if that's what you already have on hand. 

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Mixed Green Salad with Bell Peppers:
  • Garlic - 1 clove, minced
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1, sliced thinly
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
  • Mixed greens - 4 oz
Oven-Roasted Jerk-Marinated Cauliflower:
  • Cauliflower - 1 head, chopped
  • Jerk or Cajun seasoning - 1 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Jalapenos (opt) - 1, sliced, seeded if you want less heat
  • Limes - 1/2, sliced into wedges
Coconut Rice and Beans (rice for 2 meals):
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Beans, kidney (14oz / 397g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Coconut milk - 1 1/2 cups
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Rice, long-grain, uncooked (enough for 2 nights) - 2 cups
  • Stock, any type - 2 1/2 cups
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Garlic (for rice and salad) / Bell peppers / Cauliflower - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  2. Make roasting marinade - Mix together jerk or Cajun seasoning, brown sugar, cinnamon, soy sauce, vinegar and cooking oil. Slice jalapenos and add to marinade.

  3. Beans - Drain and rinse. 

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.

  2. Toss cauliflower with roasting marinade and spread out onto a foil or parchment lined sheet pan. Roast for 18 to 22 minutes, shaking once midway through. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper fresh out of the oven.

  3. Heat a Dutch oven or non-stick pot over medium-high heat for rice and beans. Pour in coconut milk, garlic and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer and then add rice, stock and salt. Cover and bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until rice has absorbed all the liquid. 

  4. Remove and discard bay leaves. Reserve half the coconut rice for Thursday's dinner. Fold beans into remaining half.

  5. Make vinaigrette by whisking together garlic, vinegar, Dijon, and cooking oil. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Toss vinaigrette with greens and peppers when rice and roasted cauliflower are done.

  6. Serve jerk-roasted cauliflower with lime wedges and enjoy with coconut rice and salad! 

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (110)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (8)
Vegetarian (16)

41 reviews

This was delicious! Beans and rice were great! Will definitely make again.

By: Laura
Posted: Jun 10, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Make the vegetarian version, cooked cauliflower on the smoker. Subbed quinoa for rice. Loved it, so different than what I usually make and tasty.

By: Scott
Posted: Sep 09, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I used Trader Joe's Chili Lime seasoning instead of cajun or jerk. Delicious!

By: Lydia
Posted: Apr 09, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Omg the rice is my favorite

By: Danielle
Posted: Feb 19, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good and easy meal. 4-year-old liked the coconut rice and beans! It's spicy but not too spicy. It would be good to pair with the SALAD, which we'll do next time.

By: Karin
Posted: Dec 12, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Chicken was good, rice meh

By: David
Posted: Dec 12, 2016
Diet: Original
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