Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  492
  • Protein  25 g
  • Carbohydrates  62 g
  • Fat  16 g
  • Cholesterol  105 mg
  • Sodium  346 mg
  • Potassium  512 mg
  • Phosphorus  262 mg
  • Calcium  54 mg
  • Fiber  3.4 g

Mr. P’s Curried Turkey with Rice

Compliment this kidney-friendly recipe for Mr. P's Curried Turkey with Rice with a cucumber side salad.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by DaVita patient Mr. P and submitted by DaVita dietitian Maryann from Virginia.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1-3/4 cups


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 pound boneless turkey breast 
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed


  1. Heat a 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat. 
  2. Add butter and melt, then add garam masala (or spice substitute*)
  3. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes until spices become fragrant.
  4. Add the diced onion and sauté until soft and golden.
  5. Cut turkey breast into 1" cubes. Add the turkey, raisins and apple to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the rice and stir.
  7. Add the chicken stock, bring to boil and cover.
  8. Cook on medium-low heat until rice has absorbed all of the liquid, about 20 minutes.
  9. Add the peas during the last few minutes to heat through, then toss and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 4 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Compliment this dish with a cucumber salad (sliced cucumbers, thin sliced onion, white vinegar, black pepper and sugar or sweetener).
  • Spice substitute for garam masala: Combine 1/2 teaspoon cardamom, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon coriander and 1/4 teaspoon cloves.
  • If you have diabetes you may need to reduce the rice portion if carbohydrate content is too high.

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Mr. P’s Curried Turkey with Rice

laureywolf says:


Super dish. Love the flavors in this recipe. Will make again and again.

Jul. 16, 2011, 3:43 PM - Inappropriate review?

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