I have seen a few recipes lately for rice paper bacon. At first I was like “what??!! How have I been vegan for this long and never heard of such a thing!!”
I was a bit skeptical wondering if it would be crispy enough and taste like bacon. Sure enough, it’s absolutely perfect!!
Up until now I have always used tempeh as bacon in my BLT’S, and I still will because of how much protein tempeh has, but this rice paper bacon will also have a seat at my table! It’s just so damn good!!
This is the same marinade I use for my tempeh bacon (only I bake the tempeh for twice as long as the rice paper variation) and it’s perfect!
Rice Paper Bacon
12 sheets of 8″ rice paper
3 1/2 cups of warm water
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/4 cup of soy sauce
2 Tbsp. Maple syrup
1 Tbsp. Smoked paprika
1/2 Tbsp. Smoked sea salt
Pinch of sea salt
Wisk all ingredients together in a shallow bowl.
Make 3 piles of rice paper with 3 sheets of paper in each pile. Using sharp kitchen scissors cut the pile of paper into strips. I got about 6-8 per pile. Dunk the strips, one set at a time into the warm water for about 5-10 seconds(until just soft) then dunk into the marinade and spread out on a baking sheet lined with some kind of rack. Repeat until the rack is full. You might need to do this a few times to use up all the rice paper. (It keeps very well in an air tight container.)
Bake for 8-10 minutes of 375. Remove from rack when cooled. If it’s not crispy enough just give it a few more minutes in the oven.
I know! It looks just like bacon!! Only better because no one had to die, and minimual resources were used compared to animal agriculture. So it’s a win win!! Food you can feel good about;)
I hope you try this recipe!! My mouth is watering just looking at these photos, I am going to have to make another one!!