Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  200
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  35 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  147 mg
  • Potassium  95 mg
  • Phosphorus  47 mg
  • Calcium  32 mg
  • Fiber  1.3 g

Rice Pilaf

DaVita renal dietitian, Mary Anne from California, shares her Rice Pilaf recipe. This kidney-friendly side dish is much lower in sodium than a store-bought mix because you make it yourself at home.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Mary Anne from California.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup  celery
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 cup vermicelli, broken into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup white rice, uncooked
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups water

Preparation

  1. Chop onion, celery and parsley. Break vermicelli into small pieces.
  2. Melt margarine in a skillet that has a cover.
  3. Sauté onion and celery for 1 minute. 
  4. Add the rice and vermicelli and stir for 30 seconds. 
  5. Add the chicken broth, water and parsley. Bring to boil.
  6. Cover and reduce to simmer about 15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

    • Angel hair pasta can be substituted for the vermicelli in this recipe.
 

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5 Comments | Average User Rating:

Rice Pilaf

olijoe1 says:

4

Very good recipe.. I made it with green beans and chicken in it for a complete meal.

Jun. 05, 2013, 5:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

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vita says:

5

I really enjoy using your recipes for my husband they are very helpful and delicious, my entire family even like and enjoys dinner with dad.

Aug. 31, 2011, 10:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

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stelbisc says:

4

I loved the recipe but my husband didn't. On the second try we sauted minced garlic in and left out the vermicelli noodles and he liked it. I honestly think he just didn't like the idea of noodles with rice.

Jan. 01, 2010, 6:43 PM - Inappropriate review?

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says:

5

I highly recommend this recipe. It was easy to make and full of flavor. It was enjoyed by all and not just the dialysis patient.

Jun. 28, 2009, 4:01 AM - Inappropriate review?

Rice Pilaf

laura says:

4

I enjoy this pilaf. It is a very nice side.

Apr. 22, 2009, 4:47 PM - Inappropriate review?

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