Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Another simple, delicious, Chinese vegetable dish from The Key to Chinese Cooking

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Separate the cauliflower into flowerets, trimming overly long stems. Leave the smaller ones intact; cut the larger ones in half so they're all about the same size. Rinse and drain. (But do not dry -- you want some moisture on the cauliflower.).
  2. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat until hot; turn heat to medium. Add the oil, swirl and heat for about 15 seconds.
  3. Add the flowerets; stir quickly to coat them with oil, then sprinkle in the salt and stir briefly.
  4. Add the stock, making sure all of the stems are down in the liquid. When it boils, cover and simmer vigorously for 5 to 10 minutes (depending on the size of your flowerets) until tender.
  5. In the meantime, slice the scallions thinly.
  6. Uncover the cauliflower, turn heat high and stir gently but rapidly until there is just a little foaming liquid in the skillet. Toss in the scallions; add the teaspoon of sesame oil. Stir gently to distribute scallions and sesame oil throughout.


Most Helpful

This makes for a tasty, easy side dish to an Asian main dish. I served with a seared Ahi tuna with wasabi sauce and it paired quite nicely. I used toasted sesame oil, otherwise, I did not change the recipe a bit. This one is a keeper. Thanks!

Dr. Jenny February 05, 2011

What a wonderful way to prepare cauliflower. I too, let the cauliflower brown a bit, and used a 1/4 cup yellow onion, and added a bit of sesame seeds. A very appealing dish, for someone who needs a quick dish. A great flavorful dish. A keeper here. Made for PRMR tag.

weekend cooker February 23, 2010

What a great way to prepare cauliflower. I am always happy to find a recipe that uses Sesame Oil, love it. My husband isn't as crazy about it but still enjoyed the dish. I toasted some sesame seeds and sprinkled them over the finished dish which made it look very nice. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for Spring PAC 2009.

GaylaV April 04, 2009

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