Rice Paper Fake Bacon

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Some fake bacons are hit-and-miss, but because bacon is the one thing most people miss when switching to a vegetarian or vegan way of life, it’s expected a fitting alternative is created. This recipe not only offers a completely meat-free bacon, but one that is low in fat and calories. To mimic the intoxicating aroma that we have come to love in the real thing, we used a combination of liquid smoke and paprika to achieve similar results cleverly using rice paper.


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 sheets rice paper


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, miso, liquid smoke, paprika, and black pepper together in a shallow bowl.

Stack 2 pieces of rice paper and soak them in a bowl of cold water until slightly soft and pliable, about 30 seconds. Cut the hydrated rice paper into strips using a pizza cutter. Dip each strip in the soy mixture and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Carefully lay the parchment paper directly on the oven rack.

Bake in the preheated oven until strips are dry, 6 to 8 minutes.

Prep time: 15 mins / Cooking time: 6 mins / Total time: 21 mins

Serving: 24 / Yield: 24 pieces

Calories: 16.3

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