Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  107
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  24 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  64 mg
  • Potassium  85 mg
  • Phosphorus  42 mg
  • Calcium  21 mg
  • Fiber  1.7 g

Lemonade Rice with Mixed Vegetables

Lemonade Rice with Mixed Vegetables is a delicious and easy-to-make kidney-friendly recipe.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created exclusively for by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 2/3 cup


  • 2 tablespoons onion
  • 12 ounces lemonade
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Mince onion.
  2. Pour lemonade and water into rice cooker or saucepan.  Add rice, onion, mixed vegetables and black pepper. 
  3. Start rice cooker or cook on stove, covered, over medium heat for 20 minutes. 
  4. Sprinkle nutmeg and salt over rice and stir before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Fresh, frozen, bottled, canned or powdered lemonade may be used in this recipe. Be aware, some lemonades contain phosphate additives which increases phosphorus content.  Read labels and avoid brands with this additive.
    • Select a vegetable mix with carrots, corn, green beans, green peas or substitute your favorite low potassium frozen vegetable blend.
    • If you have diabetes, try sugar-free lemonade in this recipe to lower carbohydrates by 5 grams per serving.
    • For best results, do not remove cover or stir rice during cooking.

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Lemonade Rice with Mixed Vegetables

jstenske682_ says:


Tried this. Had too much lemon flavor for me. Maybe will try again and use less lemonade and more water.

Mar. 05, 2013, 2:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

Lemonade Rice with Mixed Vegetables

lizard says:


Needs more veggies but the flavors are good. My daughter insisted on putting soy sauce on her portion but I felt no need for it.

Apr. 18, 2011, 7:57 PM - Inappropriate review?

Lemonade Rice with Mixed Vegetables

mamalily49 says:


this sounds like a winner going to try this tonight.going to omit few items because hubby picky.

Apr. 12, 2011, 9:36 AM - Inappropriate review?

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