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Asian Stove Top

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  308
  • Protein  26 g
  • Carbohydrates  17 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  77 mg
  • Sodium  311 mg
  • Potassium  591 mg
  • Phosphorus  252 mg
  • Calcium  46 mg
  • Fiber  1.1 g

Asian Lettuce Wraps

DaVita renal dietitian Nichole from Maryland wants her dialysis patients to “live longer and feel better!” She helps them achieve this goal by sharing delicious recipes such as her Asian Lettuce Wraps—little lettuce cups filled with flavorful ground meat, veggies and rice—just like you’d find in an Asian restaurant. Providing dialysis patients with a variety of tasty foods to enjoy, is one of the ways Nichole believes that a renal diet can become a “realistic routine.”

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Nichole from Maryland.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 2 lettuce leaf cups

Ingredients

  • 4  garlic cloves
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon sherry cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon red chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 cup rice, cooked
  • 8 pieces iceberg lettuce leaves, whole

Preparation

  1. Mince garlic. Chop cucumber and bell pepper.
  2. Mix the ground meat until well combined with garlic, sherry, soy sauce, red chili sauce, brown sugar and ginger in a medium bowl.
  3. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium heat.
  4. Add the beef mixture and cook, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, until cooked through (about three minutes).
  5. Stir in the sesame oil and keep warm.
  6. Heat the rice.
  7. Combine cucumber and red bell pepper in a bowl.
  8. Fill each lettuce leaf with 1/4 cup ground beef, 1/4 cup cucumber/red pepper mixture and 2 tablespoons rice. Wrap and enjoy!

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices

1

Helpful hints

  • Look for Asian-style chili sauce. Compare to find the lowest sodium brand.
  • Ground turkey can be substituted for ground beef.
  • Dry vermouth can be substituted for sherry cooking wine.
  • Serve with green tea.

 

 

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

jhirmer says:

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What is the sodium intake per day for kidney stones? Dietitian comment: It depends on your individual diagnosis. Usually for high risk kidney disease a diet below 2000 mg sodium is recommended. Check with your doctor or dietitian for your individual target.

Feb. 02, 2014, 7:28 AM - Inappropriate review?

Asian Lettuce Wraps

mercypaz says:

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Thanks, recipes looks good. Will try them.

Jul. 20, 2013, 8:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

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