Golden Cauliflower and Brown Rice Bake

Golden Cauliflower and Brown Rice Bake

  • Servings: 15
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This brown basmati and cauilflower bake belongs on every fall table, from Thanksgiving and beyond!


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 2 cups Royal Brown Basmati Rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup grated Gruyère cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 425℉.
  2. On a large baking sheet toss together cauliflower, oil, and ½ teaspoon salt. Roast until cauliflower is tender, about 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine rice, ½ teaspoon salt, and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to simmer until rice is tender, about 40 minutes.
  4. In a medium skillet melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour. Slowly whisk in milk and turmeric. Bring to a simmer, cook, whisking, until thickened, and remove from heat. Stir in ½ cup cheese.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 375℉. Lightly oil a 9 x 13” baking dish.
  6. In a large bowl stir together cauliflower, rice, and sauce. Transfer to baking dish and sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, 25-30 minutes.