Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  250
  • Protein  8 g
  • Carbohydrates  23 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  55 mg
  • Sodium  159 mg
  • Potassium  181 mg
  • Phosphorus  76 mg
  • Calcium  32 mg
  • Fiber  2,0 g

Polynesian Rice Salad

Turn plain rice into a taste-bud delight with Polynesian Rice Salad by Sue from Pennsylvania. She serves this dish as the annual luau at her dialysis center. It's a kidney-friendly meal-in-one and a special treat for all!

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from DaVita Abington dialysis center’s annual luau and submitted by DaVita dietitian Sue from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 16     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1 cup corn oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 cups bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen artichoke hearts
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill weed
  • 6 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 pound shrimp, cooked
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 8 ounces canned pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup frozen green peas


  1. To make dressing, whisk together oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, minced garlic, basil, oregano and 1/4 cup of the chopped parsley. Set aside.
  2. Chop bell peppers and onion. Mince dill weed; cook and quarter artichoke hearts.
  3. In a large bowl combine rice, shrimp, bell peppers, onion, artichoke hearts, 1/2 cup minced parsley, dill, cranberries, pineapple and peas.
  4. Stir dressing into salad and chill for several hours to marinate.
  5. Serve over a bed of lettuce.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Leftover salad can be frozen. Thaw before serving.

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