Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  421
  • Protein  16 g
  • Carbohydrates  53 g
  • Fat  16 g
  • Cholesterol  244 mg
  • Sodium  271 mg
  • Potassium  285 mg
  • Phosphorus  218 mg
  • Calcium  71 mg
  • Fiber  2.5 g

Shrimp Fried Rice

In the mood for some Chinese food tonight? Satisfy your craving with this authentic and tasty kidney-friendly recipe for Shrimp Fried Rice from DaVita dietitian Jennifer.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Jennifer from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1-1/2 cups


  • 3/4 cup onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root
  • 3 tablespoons scallions
  • 5 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup small pre-cooked, frozen shrimp
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups white long-grain rice, cooked and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


    1. Dice onion and chop scallions. Mince garlic and ginger root.
    2. Preheat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
    3. Add onion and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and cook until onion is tender, about 2 minutes.
    4. Add the garlic, ginger and scallions and stir for about 1 minute.
    5. Add shrimp and stir frequently until heated.
    6. Add peas and carrots and stir until heated. Place shrimp and vegetable mixture into a large covered bowl.
    7. Return skillet to the heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. Pour eggs into the skillet and scramble until done. Remove eggs to the bowl with shrimp and vegetables. 
    8. Return skillet to heat and add 1 tablespoon oil. Add 4 cups cooked rice and stir to heat and coat with oil.
    9. Season rice with salt and pepper and let rice sit in skillet without stirring for about 2 minutes.
    10. Stir rice and add the shrimp, vegetables and eggs. Serve hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1-1/2 meat
    • 3-1/3 starch
    • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
    • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Possible substitutions:
      • leftover chicken or 1/2-cup diced tofu for the shrimp
      • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 teaspoon minced garlic for garlic clove
      • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger for fresh ginger
      • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce for 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 scallions yield approximately 3 tablespoons chopped.
    • Jasmine rice adds extra flavor.
    • For a higher protein diet, increase shrimp.

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Shrimp Fried Rice

jeanhill says:


I have to give this 5-stars. It's a delicious substitute for Pf Changs when you've been put on a restricted diet. It's become a favorite in our house.

Jun. 06, 2014, 12:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

Shrimp Fried Rice

DeborahL says:


My husband and I love stir fry. This was very good and I will make it often.

Oct. 26, 2013, 2:47 PM - Inappropriate review?

Shrimp Fried Rice

Sonam says:


While person on dialysis are not allowed to have salt this recipe which is shared has added salt cant understand? Moderator comment: The 1/4 teaspoon salt is divided into 4 servings. One portion of the prepared recipe provides 271 mg sodium for an entree with over 400 calories. This is considered low sodium. You can leave out the salt if desired and the sodium is reduced by approximately 125 mg a serving.

Jun. 01, 2012, 1:48 PM - Inappropriate review?

Shrimp Fried Rice

msharp says:


Very good. One almost believes that it came from a Chinese restaurant.

Jul. 31, 2009, 6:42 PM - Inappropriate review?

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shanise3342 says:


This is a quick meal i will have this one on Friday instead of fish

Jun. 09, 2009, 4:38 PM - Inappropriate review?

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