Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  116
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  20 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  123 mg
  • Potassium  113 mg
  • Phosphorus  46 mg
  • Calcium  16 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice is a delicious side dish for a kidney-friendly diet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Helen from Colorado.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 2/3 cup


    • 3/4 cup rice, uncooked
    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup onion
    • 1/2 cup green pepper
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 1-1/4 cups water
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Chop onion, green pepper and garlic.
  2. In a casserole or saucepan sauté rice in oil until rice is light brown, stirring frequently. 
  3. Add onion and green pepper and continue to sauté until vegetables are tender but not browned. 
  4. Add garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  5. Add broth, water and black pepper. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes until rice is cooked. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
    • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Freeze or refrigerate leftover portions for a quick dish later.

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Dirty Rice

jstenske682_ says:


We have made this recipe a few times. It has great flavor.

Aug. 19, 2013, 3:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

Dirty Rice

regangmaxwell says:


This dish is just a few steps away from regular dirty rice. Also, very easy to cook.

Jul. 10, 2010, 12:09 PM - Inappropriate review?

Dirty Rice

regangmaxwell says:


This dish is just a few steps away from regular dirty rice. Also, very easy to cook.

Jul. 10, 2010, 12:09 PM - Inappropriate review?

Dirty Rice

Teechie says:


I appreciate the majority of your recipes, but most of the store ingredients don't say how much phosphorus mgm are in the dried products ot the canned soups. They do say phosphate sodium, etc., but they don't give a gestimate. Should I be eating them at all? Thank you. P.S. I also viewed several of your videos on phosphorus,and isaw that tomatoes were included in your ingredient kitchen, when my dietitan's list says to eliminate tomatoes except for maybe two tablepoons of ketchup. Could you help me with this? Thanx again!!!! Moderator response: Yes, unfortunately manufacturers are not required to list phosphorus content of the food label and the use of phosphate additives continues to increase. A small amount of tomato or tomato products can be used--as you see some of our recipes do include tomato products and the potassium is still in an acceptable range.

Mar. 24, 2010, 2:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

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