Vegan Rice Paper “Bacon”

Who of your non-vegan friends said they cannot live without bacon? We have the solution!


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder
  • 4 rice paper sheets


Start by preheating the oven to 375F. Now get a mixing bowl and whisk together olive oil, soy sauce and maple syrup. Then throw in the liquid smoke and mustard powder and whisk some more. Let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

While you wait, take two sheets of rice paper and dip them in some water for one or two seconds watch out that you don’t put too much as they tend to get overly soggy. Once they are wet enough, put the sheets on top of another press on them using your hands until they stick together. Finally, cut the combined rice paper into five strips. Repeat the same steps for the other two sheets.

Once the sauce is ready, take each rice paper strip individually and dip them in the sauce until they are fully covered and then place them on an oven plate with parchment paper. The amount of sauce you use on each strip is up to you. If you put less, the bacon will turn out crispier, but if you put more, it will have a much stronger flavour (I put quite a lot as you can see in the pictures).


Leave the plate in the oven for 10 minutes flipping the bacon midway through. Eat it as is or use it in burgers, salads, wraps, etc. and store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for three-four days.


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