Ribs Take 2

Simple recipe that uses rice paper to mimic a “skin” on the ribs.  Creates about 5-6 ribs.


  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1/2 tbls paprika
  • 2 tbls of nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp of Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Garlic powder
  • 1 Tbl dried Chicken-less stock or beef-less stock, or use one of the cube styles
  • 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Miso Paste (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tbls of tahini
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tbl of soy sauce
  • BBQ sauce of your choice
  • 2 Rice sheets (round or square) (smaller sheets might need more sheets to cover)


Preheat oven to 350

In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients

Mix well

In a medium bowl combine all wet ingredients, minus bbq sauce.  If using a stock cube, melt it in the water first.

Slow stir your wet into your dry

Stir until mixed well.  If needed, add more wheat gluten or water to get a bread dough consistency.

Kneed for 2-3 minutes.  The more you knead, the firmer the ribs will be. 

Press into greased baking dish to form rectangle, roughly 1/2 inch thick

Perforate ‘rib shapes’ but don’t fully separate

Bake in oven for roughly 20-25 minutes

Remove from oven

Carefully drench top and bottom in bbq sauce

Turn oven up to 450

Wet 2 sheets of rice paper, one at a time so they are flexible

Place 1 rice sheet under the ‘ribs’ and another on top (think skin/wrapper like)

Brush top again with bbq sauce

Trim off excess rice paper with a sharp knife or scissors.

Bake for 15 minutes

Place under broiler

Broil until crispy on top.

Jackfruit added version-

  • 1 cup wheat gluten
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp nooch


  • 1 can jackfruit in brine, drained.  Remove seeds
  • 3/4 cup broth
  • 1/4 cup tahini/nut butter
  • 1 tbsp soy/ liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • BBQ sauce to marinade

    -Boil jackfruit for 10mins and process/mash when cooled
    -Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix
    -same with wet
    -combine to form your Seitan dough.
    Press into tin, score into sizes if you want.
    Bake for 25mins at 180-200c then coat with BBQ sauce top and bottom
    Return to oven for 20mins.
    Add more BBQ sauce at the end of you want.