Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  307
  • Protein  25 g
  • Carbohydrates  37 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  53 mg
  • Sodium  179 mg
  • Potassium  630 mg
  • Phosphorus  248 mg
  • Calcium  74 mg
  • Fiber  4.8 g

Curry Turkey Dish with Pineapple Rice

Inspiration for this Curry Dish with Pineapple Rice, came from a Kansas City newspaper back in the 1970s. It was tested by DaVita dietitian, Susan from Oklahoma, and revised and modified over the years to suit changing tastes. Susan’s latest version has been customized for the needs of kidney patients.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Susan from Oklahoma.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 3/4-cup curry mixture and 1/2-cup rice


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut lengthwise into thin strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium tomato paste
  • 2-1/2 cups water (divided use)
  • 2 cups zucchini, sliced 1/4” thick
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 cups cooked turkey, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup drained pineapple tidbits, canned in its own juice
  • 3/4 cup long grain white rice
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (drained from the canned pineapple)


  1. Sauté onions in olive oil until soft.
  2. Mix all of the spices together and stir in the tomato paste.
  3. Stir spice mixture into the onions in the pan. 
  4. Mix in 1-1/4 cups water and simmer for a couple of minutes. 
  5. Stir in zucchini, peas and turkey. 
  6. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes or until zucchini is tender. 
  7. Mix together the pineapple, rice, pineapple juice and remaining 1-1/4 cups water in a saucepan. 
  8. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.  Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until all of the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  9. Serve curry dish over pineapple rice.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • This recipe is a great way to use leftover turkey.
  • Pork or chicken can be substituted for turkey.

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Curry Turkey Dish with Pineapple Rice

laura says:


I tried this and I found the curry overpowering. Maybe a typo? If so, what is the original amount? Thanks. Moderator note: I checked the original recipe and the amount is correct. However others may want to decrease the amount based on your feedback. Thanks!

Apr. 24, 2010, 9:52 AM - Inappropriate review?

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