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Stove Top Vegetarian

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  257
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  48 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  134 mg
  • Potassium  112 mg
  • Phosphorus  81 mg
  • Calcium  32 mg
  • Fiber  2.2 g

Vegetable Pilaf

Flavorful and aromatic Vegetable Pilaf makes an exciting addition to your kidney-friendly meal. Easy to make and easier to enjoy.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Nilima from California.

Portions: 9     Serving size: 1 cup


    • 3 cups white rice, uncooked
    • 3 tablespoons canola oil
    • 4 pieces cardamom
    • 2 sticks cinnamon
    • 4 whole cloves
    • 1 cup mixed frozen vegetables
    • 6 cups warm water
    • 2 teaspoons crushed green chilies
    • 2 teaspoons crushed ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a bowl, wash rice under cold water and pour the water out. Repeat twice.  Set aside.
  2. Heat a large pan over high heat and add oil, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.
  3. Once the spices begin to change color, add uncooked rice and frozen vegetables to the pan. Stir rice, vegetables and spices together for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add warm water to the pan. Stir in chili, ginger and salt.
  5. When water starts to boil, turn the heat down to low and cover the pan. Cook 20 minutes or until rice is soft and fluffy.
  6. Remove from heat and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 3 starch
    • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Choose mixed vegetables with corn, green beans, peas, carrots.

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