Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  84
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  17 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  40 mg
  • Potassium  85 mg
  • Phosphorus  42 mg
  • Calcium  13 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Savory White Rice

Kristin, a DaVita renal dietitian from Texas, is proud to present a kidney-friendly recipe created by her mom — Savory White Rice. White rice not only gets a punch of flavor, the aromas from the celery, mushrooms and green onions will have your mouth watering for more or this tasty side dish.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by Kristin’s mom and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Kristin from Texas.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1/3 cup celery
  • 1/3 cup green onion
  • 1/3 cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup white rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Thinly slice celery, green onion and mushrooms.
  2. Pour rice into saucepan. Add chicken broth and heat over medium-high heat until boiling.
  3. Add celery, green onion, mushrooms to boiling broth. Lightly press vegetables into broth. Reduce heat to low and cover.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes or until broth has evaporated and rice is tender.
  5. Add margarine and pepper. Mix until rice is coated.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Refrigerate leftover rice and reheat for a quick side dish the next day.
  • Add cooked diced chicken, tofu or shrimp to change this dish from a side to an entree.

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Savory White Rice

sueninke says:


Make this often. It is a great change from plain old white rice. Good with beef broth also. Very tasty

Sep. 23, 2014, 1:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

Savory White Rice

135nicole says:


Nice & simple side. I added 1 chopped clove of garlic.

Sep. 07, 2014, 12:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

Savory White Rice



Nice balance of sweet and savory Indian spices. Made with skinless, boneless chicken thighs and served with rice.

Aug. 15, 2010, 10:51 AM - Inappropriate review?

Savory White Rice

pswilliams51 says:


The recipe as given is a good recipe with tendencies to be a little watery. You may use the recipe as is or alter: Use only 1 cup Broth Simmer to water evaporation Cover, reduce to lowest setting, heat 17 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover, rest 5 mins, gently fluff, rest 5 mins, fluff, rest 10 mins more, serve. Refrigerate/freeze for later use.

Nov. 05, 2008, 9:05 AM - Inappropriate review?

Savory White Rice

Lovejoy says:


This recipe works better and the rice comes out not so mushy if you bring all ingredients to a boil and THEN add the rice.

Oct. 23, 2008, 7:22 AM - Inappropriate review?

Savory White Rice



I fix this all the time since I have a kidney disease and the steriods I take for it have given me diabetes. I now have to find recipes that are suitable for both my diseases. I give this a 4 star rating

Oct. 22, 2008, 7:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

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