Cauliflower wings with rice recipe



These spicy cauliflower wings are morish and very satisfying. You only need a handful of ingredients to whip up this simple, tasty vegetarian appetiser, great finger food for a party or with rice for a quick weeknight meal. Easy to make vegan if you substitute the kefir for a plant based version & leave the honey out.

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Prepared for us by Charlotte Avent @acupofteaandcake.


5 minutes

30 minutes


For the cauliflower wings

1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika

1⁄2 tbsp ground cumin

1 tsp garlic powder

100g plain flour

200ml kefir (or buttermilk)

1 head of cauliflower (500g), broken into florets

80g hot sauce

1½ tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp butter

300g basmati rice + 600ml water


To serve


Greek yoghurt

Coriander, roughly chopped

Cauliflower wings with rice

1 - Heat the oven to 200°C / 390°F and line a baking tray with baking parchment. In a large bowl, mix together the paprika, cumin, garlic powder, flour and a pinch of salt, then whisk in the kefir or buttermilk.

2 - Add the cauliflower to the bowl and mix, ensuring the cauliflower is well coated in the sauce. Spread out the cauliflower on the baking tray and cook for 20-25 mins, turning halfway through, until crisp.

3 - Warm the hot sauce, maple syrup and butter in a small pan over low heat, then pour over cauliflower, using a pastry brush to evenly distribute. Place the tray back in the oven for 8-10 mins.

4 - While the cauliflower is returned to the oven, make your rice. Serve the cauliflower wings with the rice, a flatbread and a dollop of Greek yoghurt.

Cauliflower wings with rice