Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  340
  • Protein  26 g
  • Carbohydrates  25 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  77 mg
  • Sodium  332 mg
  • Potassium  438 mg
  • Phosphorus  262 mg
  • Calcium  38 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Slow Cooker Thai Pork with Rice

Thai food is the native cuisine of Thailand. Complex, full-bodied taste in a lightly prepared dish is the hallmark “taste of Thailand.” Slow Cooker Thai Pork with Rice fills the bill with its easy prep, and rich, robust flavor. The addition of rice wine vinegar tenderizes the pork over 8 hours of slow-cooking. This renal-friendly recipe is from renal dietitian Erika from Ohio, and Erika says some garlic-chile paste on the side will please those with a taste for extra-spicy!

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Erika from Ohio.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1 cup plus 1/2 cup rice


  • 3-pound pork shoulder roast
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced thin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups long grain white rice, uncooked
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanut butter
  • 8 green onions, sliced 


    1. Place the pork roast, red bell peppers, garlic, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
    2. Cover and cook 8 hours on the low setting.
    3. In a pot, bring the rice and water to a boil. Reduce to low heat, cover, and cook 20 minutes.
    4. Remove meat from slow cooker and shred. 
    5. Stir peanut butter into the mixture in the slow cooker.
    6. Return shredded meat to slow cooker and mix well.
    7. Serve over cooked rice with a sprinkling of green onion. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For extra-spicy tastes, serve Thai garlic-chile paste on the side.
  • Unseasoned rice vinegar is used because seasoned rice vinegar has added salt and sugar.
  • If you are on a lower protein diet reduce the pork portion to match your meal plan or consult your dietitian for advise on portion size.
  • Prepare rice in a rice cooker if you have one.

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Thank you very much!! Can't wait to make this!

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