Why Rice Paper Pizza?
When you're reading this recipe, you'll probably think to yourself: What? Rice paper as a pizza? Does that even work? But trust me, it works really well! The rice paper is softened with the vegan egg, making it crunchy on the outside yet soft and filling with the toppings. It makes a perfect light lunch or snack option and is easy to travel with!
Rice Paper Pizza (or Bánh Tráng Nướng) is popular Vietnamese street food from Da Lat, Vietnam. You can find it on the street vendors in various Vietnamese cities. It uses rice paper as the pizza base, then cracks an egg on top and tops with various ingredients like sausage, corn, sriracha and mayonnaise. The Vietnamese name is literally translated to "Fried Rice Paper", but other name variations of this dish are Vietnamese Pizza or Vietnamese Quesadilla.
Veganized Version of Rice Paper Pizza
To replace the traditional egg, I used a homemade vegan mung bean egg mixture adopted from the recipe by Wholly Plants. The mung bean egg is easy to make and only requires these two basic steps:
- Soak the mung beans overnight
- Blend the soaked mung beans in a blender with plant milk, turmeric powder, garlic and onion powder, nutritional yeast, black pepper, and black salt.
Other toppings I use here are:
- Fried oyster mushroom
- Fried tofu
- Green onions
What's so special about this recipe?
This recipe only takes 10 minutes to make (excluding the mung bean soaking time), making it an easy and quick-to-make recipe. It is perfect for many occasions, such as:
- Picnic: you can fold the rice paper in half, and take it to enjoy at picnics. So flavorful and delicious!
- Social gatherings: if you are enjoying the recipe with other people, cut the rice paper into small slices like you would with a pizza. Each person can grab one piece to enjoy. You can make different ones with different toppings, like at a pizza party.
It's also customizable and versatile. You can grill the rice paper over the pan on the stovetop, then add any pizza toppings that you like. I'd like to add any topping that I have in the fridge. Some recommended toppings are:
- Chili oil
- Fried mushroom
- Fried tofu
- Green onions or coriander
- Mock meat like vegan pate, vegan sausage
- Sriracha and vegan mayonnaise to drizzle on top
Vietnamese Rice Paper Pizza
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
Inspired by a popular Vietnamese streetfood option, this recipe uses rice paper as a pizza base and together with delicious toppings. It making it a perfect lunch or snack option.
- 2 rice paper sheets
- vegan mung bean egg mixture
- 2 stalks spring onions (the green part)
- 200 g oyster mushroom (or other mushroom of choice)
- 1 tbsp oil
- fried tofu
- a drizzle sriracha
- Shred the oyster mushroom to bite sized pieces. Fry the mushroom pieces in oil until golden brown.
- Cut your tofu into small pieces. Fry the tofu in the remaining oil until golden
- In a non-stick pan on medium heat, add in one rice paper sheet.
- Pour about ¼ cup of vegan egg mixture, spread the egg around the rice paper and scramble until the egg is set (not fully cooked but not runny).
- Add in the sliced green onions, fried oyster mushroom, tofu on top of the vegan egg.
- Drizzle sriracha on top. Let the rice paper sit on the pan until the bottom is golden and crispy.
- Repeat the same stages for the other rice paper and enjoy! You can cut the pizzas into triangular pieces or flip it like a quesadilla.
The toppings are customizable, feel free to swap them with other ingredients that you have. I like mine with vegan pate, vegan sausage or chili oil as well!
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Side Dish, Snack
- Cuisine: vietnamese
Keywords: easy to make, indulgent, vegetarian, vietnamese
Really liked it a lot. I will do it more often. Whole meal, much Protein , Low calorie! 🙂
Veggie Anh says
Thank you so much Sandy!