Tandoori Cauliflower and Rice Bowl

With tandoori sauce and cauliflower, this vegetarian dish is loaded with delicious flavors. Try it with Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice.

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Tandoori Cauliflower and Rice Bowl

Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 2 tbsp prepared tandoori sauce
  • 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves


  • This shortcut version of an Indian-inspired classic is loaded with flavor in every bite!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Toss cauliflower florets with tandoori sauce in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, leaving a gap on one side to vent. Cook on HIGH for 2-3 minutes, stirring halfway through the cook time, until cauliflower is tender.

    Step 3

  • Top rice with tandoori cauliflower. Garnish with a dollop of yogurt and sprinkle with cilantro.

    Recipe Tip

    For something different, try substituting tandoori sauce with Madras curry sauce for a curried rice bowl.

Vegetarian Tandoori

We’ve swapped out the chicken in this meat-free recipe for hearty cauliflower florets. Coated with a delicious, store-bought tandoori sauce, this simple dish is perfect for when you want to make an Indian-inspired meal at home, in minutes.

Served over Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice, this quick rice bowl is loaded with flavor! It’s perfect to bring for a lunch at the office or to enjoy at home. If you want to make it for a family dinner or side dish, simply double or triple the ingredient amounts. Or, try this Chicken Tandoori Rice Skillet Casserole or a 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner, using our Minute® Instant White Rice. To make the casserole vegetarian, simply swap in cauliflower or omit the chicken.

Looking for more quick vegetarian dishes? Switch things up with this Microwave Egg Fried Rice recipe, this Red Beans and Rice dish or check out this list of our favorite vegetarian dishes, ready in under 5 minutes. Our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan is another great option.

Tandoori Sauce

Tandoori sauce is an Indian specialty. It has a smoky and savory flavor, perfect for marinating or combining with proteins like chicken and beans, or even vegetables!

As tandoori sauce is made with a blend of Indian spices, it is often served with yogurt. This adds a creamy texture and helps to balance out the flavors with something fresh, so don’t skip it! If you don’t have Greek yogurt on hand, swap in another type of plain yogurt or sour cream.

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