Vegan Recipe – Make Vegan Bacon Using Rice Paper

Everybody loves a sweet-salty smoky crispy bacon. Although they say that the fats in bacon are good fats, store-bought bacon contains preservatives which can be harmful to one’s health. Today we are presenting a vegan bacon recipe. You can enjoy that same bacon goodness without the meat, oil, fats, and preservatives. This recipe uses rice paper to replace pork meat. Liquid smoke is added to the marinade for that smoky flavor. The best thing about this bacon is that it doesn’t shrink too much while cooking, unlike the regular pork bacon. You may serve it for breakfast, crumble it up and use as topping to your pasta dish or salad or wrap your veggie sticks in it.


• 10 pieces of rice paper
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
• 3 tbsp tamari
• ½ tbsp garlic powder
• ¼ tsp liquid smoke
• ½ tbsp maple syrup
• ¼ tsp ground black pepper
• ¼ tsp of paprika


This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make. Serves 30 bacon strips.

Preheat the oven to 400°F.
To make the marinade, mix olive oil, nutritional yeast, tamari, garlic powder, liquid smoke, maple syrup, ground black pepper, and paprika in a mixing bowl.
Using a really sharp knife, cut dry rice paper into thick strips, about 2-inch.
Lay rice paper strips on a flat surface.
Moisten the rice paper strips with water using a brush or baster. Be careful not to wet the rice paper too much.
Stick 2 rice paper strips together by laying one on top of another.
Brush both sides of the rice paper strips with the marinade.
Arrange rice paper strips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in the oven for about 7 minutes at 400°F.

Ideas And Tips:

Leftover rice paper bacon can store at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for a few weeks. Be sure to put them in an air-tight container. The strips will soften so just re-heat in the oven to crisp them up.

If you prefer a piece of chewy, meaty bacon, soak the rice paper strips in a bowl of water for a minute. On a flat surface, lay one strip on top of another and let the strips dry for 2 minutes. Dip the rice paper strips directly in the marinade. Bake as directed above.

You may use soy sauce to replace tamari.

You may use a tablespoon of bbq sauce if you do not have liquid smoke.

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