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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  310
  • Protein  15 g
  • Carbohydrates  31 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  28 mg
  • Sodium  349 mg
  • Potassium  537 mg
  • Phosphorus  193 mg
  • Calcium  63 mg
  • Fiber  3.3 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


  • 4 tablespoons low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
  • 3 cups broccoli flowerets
  • 1/4 pound lean sirloin beef, sliced (can substitute chicken, shrimp, pork)
  • 3/4 cup roma tomatoes, sliced (2 medium tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice


  1. Prepare the sauce by combining the chicken broth, cornstarch and soy sauce in a bowl, mix and set aside.
  2. In a fry pan or wok heat oil andsauté the onion, garlic, red pepperand broccoli until cooked (about 5 minutes). Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. In same pan add beef. Cook until beef is done to your likeness (about 5-7 minutes).   
  4. Add cooked vegetables, sauce and roma tomatoes to the pan with the beef. Stir and heat until sauce is thick.
  5. Serve dish with 1/2 cup white rice and top with 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For a faster version, substitute a 12-ounce bag of frozen oriental vegetable blend for onion, red peppers and broccoli.
  • Increase meat for a higher protein meal.

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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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