Shrimp Szechuan with Rice

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook" by Sara Colman RD, CSR, CDE and Dorothy Gordon BS, RN. Submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 2

Serving size: 1 cup shrimp and vegetables over 1/2 cup rice


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup  green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup  raw mushroom pieces
  • 1 teaspoon  ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons sherry wine
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 ounces shrimp, cooked
  • 1 cup hot cooked white rice


  1. Chop bell pepper, onion and mushroom pieces. Mince ginger root.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick frying pan or wok. Saute the bean sprouts, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and ginger root. Stir in the garlic powder.
  3. Mix the sesame oil, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, sherry, chicken broth and cornstarch together in a large jar with a tight lid. Shake mixture until the cornstarch is dissolved.
  4. Add this mixture to the vegetables in the frying pan. Add the shrimp. Cook stirring constantly until the mixture thickens slightly and the shrimp are heated through.
  5. Serve over hot rice.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  274
  • Protein  17 g
  • Carbohydrates  30 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  115 mg
  • Sodium  261 mg
  • Potassium  352 mg
  • Phosphorus  163 mg
  • Calcium  43 mg
  • Fiber  1.6 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • To make the assembly of the meal easy and fast, get all the ingredients ready before you start cooking.
  • Frozen chopped onion and green pepper can be used in place of fresh vegetables.
  • Canned mushrooms are not a good choice due to high sodium content.
  • Adjust the red pepper flakes to your own tolerance for heat.
  • Do not overcook the shrimp, as it will be dry and tasteless.

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Shrimp Szechuan with Rice
cterniefan says:

Good recipe ! Only thing I will change next time is cutting the red pepper flakes in half, and doubling the recipe itself for leftovers

Apr. 24, 2012, 5:27 AM - Inappropriate review?

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