Rice Paper Vegan Bacon (or Facon!)

Pre-vegan, bacon was a favourite of mine. I’m a big fan of salty foods and would really enjoy some bacon as a weekend treat. Since turning vegan, I’ve been surprised that I haven’t missed bacon! Even though its something I get asked a lot. Despite this, I decided to challenge myself and make a fake bacon (or facon) as an extra addition to homemade burgers and hot dogs.

Generously coat the double layered rice paper strips with the marinade. I like to do each one individually because sometimes the rice paper coated in the water can get stuck to the sheet if left too long.

Make sure to keep a close eye on the facon as it can easily catch and burn! Once they bubble and go brown they’re done. If they’re undercooked they will be quite chewy. Its a fine balance.

Serve this guilt-free facon with burgers, hot dogs, pancakes, waffles and whatever else you like!

Ingredients

Serves 10

  • 10 Rice Paper Sheets
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • ½ tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tsp BBQ Sauce
  • ½ tbsp Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Paprika

Method

  • Cut the rice paper into equal size strips
  • Combine all the other ingredients in a small bowl to create the marinade
  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  • Place one strip of rice paper on the baking sheet
  • Using a pastry brush, brush with water
  • Flip over the rice paper
  • Brush with water
  • Place a dry sheet of rice paper on top of the wetted strip
  • Brush the top of the dry sheet with water
  • Press firmly so the rice paper sticks together
  • Generously brush the rice paper strip with the marinade
  • Flip over and repeat the other side with the marinade
  • Repeat with all the strips
  • Bake at 200oC for 5-10 minutes (keep an eye on them; they can burn quickly!)

| Per serving | 26 cals | 0.6 g protein | 2.7 g carbs | 1.4 g fat |

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