Oven Roasted Cauliflower

For a delightful twist on a classic side, try our Oven Roasted Cauliflower recipe. This dish showcases a whole cauliflower beautifully roasted to enhance its natural flavors, served over Minute® Rice and topped with crispy chickpeas for a satisfying crunch. It’s an elegant yet simple recipe perfect for elevating any meal.

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 50 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 55 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 50 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 55 mins


  • 1 Minute® Long Grain & Wild Rice Cup
  • 1 whole cauliflower head, stems trimmed to sit flat
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • ¼ cup crispy chickpeas


  • Step 1

  • In a large pot, place the cauliflower inside. Fill with water until fully submerged. Remove cauliflower and bring water to a boil. Return the cauliflower to boiling water and boil for 15 minutes or until a fork can be inserted smoothly.

    Step 2

  • Preheat oven to 500F. Remove cauliflower and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Once cooled, brush 1 tbsp of olive oil over the entire head as well as in reachable crevasses. Then sprinkle salt all over. 

    Step 3

  • Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cook for 35 minutes or until completely roasted.

    Step 4

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 5

  • Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the top and serve on top of the rice and add crispy chickpeas. Can be served in steaks, florets or as a communal dish. 

    Recipe Tip

    Perfect dish to use flavored olive oils to enhance the flavors.


A Refined Roast

Elevate your dining experience with our Oven Roasted Cauliflower, a dish that marries simplicity with sophistication. The centerpiece of this recipe is a whole cauliflower, roasted until golden and tender, bringing out its naturally mild, nutty flavor. To complement this vegetable star, we serve it over our Long Grain & Wild Seasoned Rice Cup, which infuses the dish with a delicious blend of herbs and spices, making each forkful a delight. This pairing is not only visually appealing but also packed with satisfying textures and flavors, perfect for a family dinner or a special gathering.

If you’re looking to impress at your next meal without spending hours in the kitchen, this Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Minute Rice is your go-to. The crispy chickpeas add a delightful crunch, enhancing the dish with a protein-rich component that’s both tasty and filling. For those who enjoy a little extra zest, consider drizzling your favorite flavored olive oil over the finished dish for an added layer of complexity.

Pairing Perfection

To further enhance this elegant meal, consider these simple yet impressive accompaniments:

  • Warm Pita Bread: Ideal for scooping up any leftover rice and roasted bits.
  • Steamed Green Beans: Lightly seasoned, they add color and freshness to your plate.
  • A Simple Arugula Salad: Tossed with citrus vinaigrette, it provides a peppery contrast to the savory flavors of the dish.
  • Roasted Almonds or Walnuts: Sprinkle on top for an extra nutty crunch that complements the cauliflower beautifully.
  • Herb Yogurt Sauce: A drizzle of this creamy sauce can add a refreshing tang to balance the roasted flavors.

This Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Long Grain & Wild Seasoned Rice Cup showcases how easy it is to create a gourmet meal with Minute Rice, turning ordinary ingredients into an extraordinary dinner. Enjoy the ease of preparation and the richness of flavors that come together in this unique recipe.

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