Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  343
  • Protein  15 g
  • Carbohydrates  37 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  212 mg
  • Sodium  238 mg
  • Potassium  350 mg
  • Phosphorus  230 mg
  • Calcium  83 mg
  • Fiber  3.2 g

Vegetarian Egg Fried Rice

June from Florida knows her dialysis patients crave Chinese fried rice from time to time, so she put her talents to work on a recipe for Vegetarian Egg Fried Rice that's lower in sodium, potassium and phosphorus so it’s dialysis-diet friendly. Using basmati rice with extra firm tofu, egg, garlic, ginger and veggies provides authentic flavor and texture. While you are in the kitchen cooking up this recipe, remember that Confucius said, “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian June from Florida.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root
  • 1 cup fresh carrots
  • 1 cup yellow onion
  • 1 cup extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 4 cups rice, cooked


  1. Mince garlic and ginger root. Slice carrots. Dice yellow onion and tofu. Chop cilantro and green onions.
  2. Beat eggs then sauté in a skillet like an omelet. Chop cooked eggs into pieces and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in skillet over moderate heat. Stir in garlic, ginger, carrots, yellow onion, tofu, peas, and dry mustard.
  4. When carrots are softened, add rice, chopped eggs and soy sauce. Mix, and turn off heat.
  5. Stir in cilantro and green onions.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Basmati rice has a better glycemic profile than other types of white rice. It is also lower in phosphorus than brown rice.
  • To reduce cholesterol you can use 1-1/2 cups low-cholesterol egg substitute to replace the 6 eggs.

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Vegetarian Egg Fried Rice

jp1brandt says:


Soy sauce is not listed as an ingredient, but in step 4, the recipe says to add it. What measurement? Dietitian comment: Thanks fir reporting the missing ingredient. The recipe has been corrected. It was included in the analysis so sodium remains the same. Use 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce.

Apr. 10, 2014, 9:33 PM - Inappropriate review?

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glhancock says:


Prep #4 says When carrots are softened, add rice, chopped eggs and soy sauce. Soy sauce is not a listed ingredient. How much is safe to use, as it is high in sodium? Dietitian comment: Use 1 tablespoon reduced=sodium soy sauce. Thanks for reporting the missing ingredient. It was included in the analysis so sodium remains the same.

Apr. 10, 2014, 12:57 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Linda39 says:


What would the totals be if I leached the carrots first? Dietitian comment: I do not have values for leached carrots. You can lower potassium to 275 mg by decreasing carrots and onion to 1/2 cup each and decrease tofu to 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup.

Apr. 09, 2014, 9:03 AM - Inappropriate review?

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frankiesgarden says:


I would love this, except I can't have Tofu as it is Soy based. Any idea's on what to use in place of Tofu? Non Meat. Dietitian comment: Add additional egg whites as a protein source. 1-1/2 cups will keep the protein in the same range.

Apr. 08, 2014, 12:49 PM - Inappropriate review?

Vegetarian Egg Fried Rice

Liquidsunshine says:


We really liked this. Husband really liked this and you know it's hit when the 9 year old grandson likes it. Also, I omitted the tofu. Cannot tell the difference. It was great.

Apr. 02, 2014, 5:33 AM - Inappropriate review?

Vegetarian Egg Fried Rice

laura says:


I need 3 meat and 1 veg. Thanks Dietitian comment: You could add additional egg whites or if you eat meat or seafood add some shrimp or diced pork or poultry for extra protein.

Dec. 09, 2013, 11:13 AM - Inappropriate review?

Vegetarian Egg Fried Rice

dorris3 says:


This is really good, made it without tofu

Jul. 09, 2013, 1:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

Vegetarian Egg Fried Rice

Greg__ says:


Delish! seemed to make more like 8 cups than 6. froze some to eat later (hope that works okay)

Feb. 17, 2013, 9:09 AM - Inappropriate review?

Vegetarian Egg Fried Rice

rowsaphine says:


really enjoyed this recipie! Very tasty :-)

Feb. 25, 2012, 2:49 PM - Inappropriate review?

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