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Stove Top Vegetarian

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  408
  • Protein  12 g
  • Carbohydrates  54 g
  • Fat  16 g
  • Cholesterol  106 mg
  • Sodium  118 mg
  • Potassium  349 mg
  • Phosphorus  164 mg
  • Calcium  67 mg
  • Fiber  4.5 g

Pierogi with Sweet Cabbage and Mushroom Filling

Here’s a modernized kidney-friendly recipe for you to try in your household — Pierogi with Sweet Cabbage and Mushroom Filling — thanks to DaVita renal dietitian Christine from Illinois.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Christine from Illinois.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 6 dumplings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 cups cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Preparation

  1. Place flour in a bowl and make a well in the middle. Add egg, margarine and hot water.
  2. Blend with a pastry knife until a dough forms. Turn onto a board and knead dough until smooth. Roll into a ball, cover and set aside for an hour.
  3. Put cabbage in a medium saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until tender. Drain cabbage and squeeze out extra liquid.
  4. Sauté chopped onions and mushrooms in a tablespoon of oil until slightly caramelized.
  5. Combine cabbage with onion and mushrooms. Set aside to cool.
  6. After cooled, finely chop the vegetable mixture. Add pepper to taste and stir.
  7. Roll out dough into a 10” to 11” circle. Cut 12 circles in the dough with a round cookie cutter.
  8. Place a heaping teaspoon of filling in the middle of each dough circle. Fold over, stretch and press sides together to form a crescent-shaped dumpling.
  9. Drop dumplings, two or three at a time, into a pot of boiling water. Pierogi will float to the top when done. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  10. Once boiled, lightly fry dumplings in oil for a crispy treat, if desired.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 3 starch
    • 2-1/2 vegetable, low potassium
    • 2-1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

3-1/2

Helpful hints

    • Adjust the hot water for proper consistency of dough. Dough should be smooth and pliable but not sticky.
    • To save time, you can use pre-shredded coleslaw cabbage.
    • The filling can be prepared ahead and refrigerated overnight, if needed.
    • This recipe yields 2 servings, but can easily be increased and extra uncooked pierogi frozen for later.
    • Traditional garnish is bacon fat and bacon bits, or a drizzle of melted margarine and a dollop of sour cream.
 

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Pierogi with Sweet Cabbage and Mushroom Filling

wildflower says:

5

MY HUSBAND HAS TO BE ON LOW SODIUM AND LOW OXALATE DIET. THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN A LOT OF HELP AND NEXT WEEK WE START CLASSES THAT DAVITA PUT ON, I CAN'T WAIT. THIS IS ALL NEW TO US AND WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT MEALS ASAP SO WE CAN HOPEFULLY TRAVEL IN OUR RV THIS WINTER, I CAN FIX HIS MEALS FOR HIM.HE JUST RETIRED AND THIS REALLY HIT US HARD.CAN'T JUST GO TO THE STORE AND FILL UP THE CART WITH ALL YUMMY STUFF WE R USE TO AND DON'T HAVE TO READ EVERY AND I MEAN EVERY LABEL.THANK YOU AND COULD YOU HELP US BY MAYBE STARTING A SECTION OF RECIPES HE COULD EAT??? GOING TO BOOKSTORE TOMORROW TO TRY AND FIND COOKBOOKS, WISH US LUCK.....HUGS,WILDFLOWER. Dietitian Comment: Thanks,great request! I will add oxalate to our topic list so we can add more resources to the website.

Jul. 30, 2013, 9:15 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pierogi with Sweet Cabbage and Mushroom Filling

debbiestrucking says:

5

I love these!

Aug. 27, 2012, 3:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pierogi with Sweet Cabbage and Mushroom Filling

MissyChef says:

3

Where do the 12g of protein come from in this recipe? Moderator comment: The flour contributes 13 g, egg 6.3 g and veggies 4.3 g. The 23.6 gram total is divided by 2 servings. You could adjust the serving size for a lower protein intake.

Mar. 25, 2012, 6:47 PM - Inappropriate review?

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