Perfect 20-Minute Vegan Rice Paper Bacon
Difficulty: 2/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 1/3 (3 being spiciest)
Prep & Cook Time: 20 minutes
The Challenge: Bacon
Well, its about the hardest thing I hear from meat eaters to give up - bacon.
The salty/crispy/smoky flavor is something that Americans (and I think a lot of others) seem to just be obsessed with. I haven't had any in a couple decades, and I'm still kicking haha.
Why? Because I designed a perfect replacement to your bacon needs with rice paper. I'm not the first to attempt rice paper bacon, but I guarantee you there isn't a better rice paper bacon recipe on the market. I've worked on this for years to get the marinade just right.
Best part about your rice paper bacon? Besides amazing flavors, it has insane versatility as well as has NO CHOLESTEROL. We've featured it in a number of recipes here already - BLTs, Breakfast Bagel Sandwiches, and even a Southern' favorite, Hoppin' John.
There are two keys to making this work - marinade and cook time. The marinade is measured just right for you to make wonderfully flavored vegan bacon. The crispiness comes from the oven. We'll bake this dish for about 8-10 minutes at 400F. I always check it at 8 minutes to see where I'm at. My oven is like 9:15 to get it perfect. IMPORTANT - your bacon crisps a bit more once out of the oven. Don't let it go past 9-10 minutes as it will burn super fast.
If you have a convection option on your oven, definitely use it and the bacon turns out even better but needs about 30-60 seconds less cooking.
Alright well its time for the salty, crispy, smoky, yummy, taste bud explosion of flavor rice paper bacon!!!
Let's get into it!
Rice Paper Bacon
- 10 sheets of rice paper (spring roll sheets)
- 2.5 tbl olive oil
- 2 tbl nutritional yeast
- 2 tbl liquid aminos
- 1/2 tbl garlic salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1/3 tsp liquid smoke
- 1/2 tbl maple syrup
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- pinch or two of black pepper
Equipment You'll Need:
Cutting Board . Sharp Cutting Knife . Measuring Cups . Measuring Spoons . Medium Baking Sheet . Small Bowl of Water . Parchment Paper . Mixing Bowl . Pastry/Marinade Brush
Before You Cook:
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper