Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  304
  • Protein  21 g
  • Carbohydrates  28 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  42 mg
  • Sodium  355 mg
  • Potassium  576 mg
  • Phosphorus  240 mg
  • Calcium  62 mg
  • Fiber  3.7 g

Broccoli and Beef Stir-Fry

Now you can enjoy Chinese restaurant-style dinner at home thanks to DaVita dietitian Trisha and her kidney-friendly version of Broccoli and Beef Stir-Fry. It's much lower in sodium than the restaurant dish, plus you can easily adjust the beef to meet the protein requirement of your meal plan.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Trisha from Washington.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1-1/2 cup stir-fry + 1/2 cup rice


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium Roma tomato
  • 8 ounces lean sirloin beef, uncooked 
  • 14 ounces frozen broccoli stir-fry vegetable blend
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cups cooked white rice


  1. Chop the garlic cloves and Roma tomato. Cut beef into thin strips.
  2. Microwave frozen stir-fry vegetable blend on defrost setting for 3-4 minutes to thaw.
  3.  In a fry pan or wok heat oil and sauté the garlic until fragrant. Add vegetable blend stir-fry until cooked, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. In same pan add beef. Cook until beef is done to your likeness, about 7 minutes.   
  5. Prepare the sauce by combining chicken broth, cornstarch and soy sauce in a bowl.
  6. Add cooked vegetables, sauce and tomato to the pan with the beef. Heat and stir until sauce is thick.
  7. Serve dish with 1/2 cup white rice.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 vegetable. medium potassium
  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Broccoli stir-fry blends contain a blend of 4-6 vegetables. In addition to broccoli the blend may include bell peppers, onion, mushrooms and water chestnuts carrots, celery, sugar snap peas or baby corn.
  • If desired, use fresh vegetables instead of frozen. Substitute with 3 cups fresh broccoli florets, 1/2 cup sliced onion, 1/2 red bell pepper and 1/2 cup mushrooms.
  • Increase meat for a higher protein meal.
  • You can substitute chicken, shrimp, pork for beef to make variations in this dish.

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Broccoli and Beef Stir-Fry

jeanhill says:


One of the first dishes we made after I found out I had kidney disease. Very tasty and it's been added as a favorite.

Jun. 06, 2014, 12:27 PM - Inappropriate review?

Broccoli and Beef Stir-Fry

amymoore920 says:


awesome meal, even the kids liked it. we will be adding this one to our favorites:)

Nov. 03, 2012, 1:41 PM - Inappropriate review?

Broccoli and Beef Stir-Fry

LaurieJLa says:


New to this type of diet my son was just diagnosed with CKD so we tried this out it was delish.

Oct. 26, 2012, 10:10 AM - Inappropriate review?

Broccoli and Beef Stir-Fry

Becki in IN says:


This was delicious. Even my picky eaters loved it.

Aug. 18, 2012, 6:50 PM - Inappropriate review?

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