Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  134
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  25 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  7 mg
  • Potassium  139 mg
  • Phosphorus  52 mg
  • Calcium  7 mg
  • Fiber  1.1 g

Spanish Rice

This kidney-friendly recipe for Spanish Rice is sure to be a hit at your next family dinner.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe adapted from ikidney.com and submitted by DaVita dietitian Heather from Georgia.



Portions: 6     Serving size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup onion
    • 1/2 cup green pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 cup rice, uncooked 
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/4 cup low-sodium tomato puree
    • 2 cups water

Preparation

  1. Chop onion and green pepper.
  2. In skillet, sauté onions and green pepper in olive oil until softened. 
  3. Add rice to skillet, stirring constantly until rice is lightly browned.
  4. Add garlic powder, chili powder, tomato puree and water to skillet. Cover and simmer on low heat until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices

1-1/2

Helpful hints

  • Serve with fajitas, enchiladas or tacos. See recipes on DaVita.com.
 

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Spanish Rice

Dtakes23 says:

3

It was a little bland, but good. I plan on making it again.

Jul. 04, 2014, 4:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

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MGD2Lite says:

5

AWESOME! I DID make a couple of changes..I used one cup of LOW SODIUM Chicken Stock (70mg per serving)& 1 cup water instead of 2 cups water, also added 1/2 tsp cumin (I'm from Texas, Mexican ain't Mexican here without Cumin)& 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Cylantro...also did 1/4 cup green and 1/4 cup red bell pepper...SO YUMMY! a nice change from plain white rice!

Feb. 29, 2012, 3:24 PM - Inappropriate review?

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CharlieAnn says:

5

This is really good. My guys even liked it without all the salt. Will diffidently make this again. I served it with a plain grilled chicken breast and fresh fruit.

Oct. 28, 2011, 7:58 AM - Inappropriate review?

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towilson says:

5

This recipe has a really great flavorful taste without all of the sodium of boxed rice mixes. It was a slightly sweet, more mild flavor from the sauteed onions and the tomato puree.

Nov. 23, 2009, 6:23 PM - Inappropriate review?

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mufasa_ says:

3

Contadina, Campbell's and Dei Frateli make low sodium tomato puree.

Jun. 10, 2009, 2:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

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MLeeO123 says:

2

Does anyone know which brand makes low sodium tomato puree?

Jun. 09, 2009, 3:16 PM - Inappropriate review?

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tjdwilson says:

4

Really a great recipe with nice flavor! Easy to make.

Jun. 01, 2009, 1:16 PM - Inappropriate review?

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