Rice paper bacon? It might sound strange but it's surprisingly delicious! Chipotle powder coupled with brown sugar gives this recipe a great smoky, barbecue flavor that pairs perfectly with the refreshing crunch of water chestnut. Try this one at your next barbecue!

Rice Paper Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Water Chestnuts:

  • 1 8-ounce can of sliced or whole water chestnuts drained
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tamari

For the Rice Paper Bacon:

  • 2 rice paper sheets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon tamari
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • A few drops of liquid smoke
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Preparation

  1. Mix the brown sugar and tamari in a small bowl. Add water chestnuts and let marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 355°F
  3. Mix all the ingredients, except the rice paper, for the rice paper bacon in a bowl and stir with a fork or whisk until combined well.
  4. Soak a sheet of rice paper in some warm water for around 20 seconds. Then slice into 10 pieces. This will be five slices down and one across.
  5. Dip one piece of the rice paper into the rice paper bacon mixture, then wrap it around a water chestnut and pierce with a toothpick to hold it in place. Do this with the remaining pieces of rice paper.
  6. Bake them on a baking tray lined with baking paper for 15-20 minutes until crispy.
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