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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  267
  • Protein  8 g
  • Carbohydrates  43 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  17 mg
  • Sodium  100 mg
  • Potassium  184 mg
  • Phosphorus  66 mg
  • Calcium  46 mg
  • Fiber  2.9 g

Cranberry and Roasted Garlic Risotto

DaVita dietitian Jennifer’s kidney-friendly recipe for Cranberry and Roasted Garlic Risotto is ideal for a cozy meal at home with family, and special enough to dazzle guests.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jennifer from New Jersey.



Portions: 4     Serving size: 3/4 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons roasted garlic
  • 1 cup onion
  • 3/4 cup Arborio rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Grease a covered casserole dish.
  2. Mince onion.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add roasted garlic and onion in saucepan and cook over medium heat until soft.
  4. Add rice and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add broth and dried cranberries to rice mixture. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour into casserole dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top. Serve immediately.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

3

Helpful hints

    • Prepare roasted garlic from DaVita.com's recipe for Roasted Garlic or use bottled garlic spread.
    • Arborio rice is medium-grain rice with a high starch content. It is grown in Italy and is traditionally used in risotto recipes.
 

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Cranberry and Roasted Garlic Risotto

sylverry says:

5

Hello, I am new to dialysis and am learning. I was wondering if I could substitute mushrooms for the cranberries? Thank you. Dietitian comment: I'm unsure about the finished recipe quality with mushroom substitution, but nutrient changes include 50 fewer calories, 13 g fewer carbohydrates, 100 mg more potassium, and 16 mg more phosphorus per serving[INVALID]Still acceptable for a kidney diet.

Mar. 19, 2014, 6:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry and Roasted Garlic Risotto

marianna says:

5

I made this again, only this time, I used the Arborio rice and I'm glad I did. It was even more delicious than the first time I made it (using regular rice.) I thought it added a nice rich creamy texture, and I also used some bottled garlic I bought (in olive oil) and it was YUMM-O!!! I could NEVER get tired of this one!

Feb. 02, 2012, 2:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry and Roasted Garlic Risotto

says:

4

Since my husband is Italian this recipe is perfect for him, however low sodium chicken and broth have MSG, something my husband is not allowed to have, so I used regular broth or I make my own stock.

Jun. 17, 2010, 6:14 AM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry and Roasted Garlic Risotto

lewislh says:

5

This is delicious, different, and so easy to make. We love it.

May. 21, 2010, 4:34 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry and Roasted Garlic Risotto

jk4195 says:

5

This is really good and a frequent side dish in our house! It is simple to make with minimal preparation. Just be sure to bake the risotto long enough; when undercooked even a little, the dish loses a lot of appeal. When cooked just right, it tastes great! Good with leftovers as well, so it can go a long way! Try it, you'll love it!

May. 29, 2008, 8:05 AM - Inappropriate review?

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