Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  210
  • Protein  8 g
  • Carbohydrates  26 g
  • Fat  17 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  277 mg
  • Potassium  588 mg
  • Phosphorus  142 mg
  • Calcium  64 mg
  • Fiber  4.8 g

Thai Red Curry Vegetables and Rice

DaVita renal dietitian Michele from New Jersey combined her two interests in nutrition and helping people to become a renal dietitian. Now she’s sharing two kidney-friendly recipes: Singapore Rice Noodles and Thai Red Curry Vegetables and Rice.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Michele from New Jersey.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/2 cup rice + 1-1/2 cups vegetable mixture


  • 1 small shallot
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons Thai Kitchen® red curry paste
  • 8 ounces plain coconut milk
  • 14 ounces low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf, fresh or dried
  • 2 cups cooked white rice



  1. Mince the shallot. Cut cauliflower and green beans into 1" pieces. Cut carrots into 1/2" circles. Cut lime into wedges for garnish. Set aside.
  2. In a pot with a lid, add oil and shallots, and sauté on low heat until shallots are translucent.
  3. Add the red curry paste and cook for one minute until fragrant.
  4. Add coconut milk, vegetable broth and kaffir lime leaf, cover and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add cauliflower, green beans and carrots, cover, and cook for 8-12 minutes or until soft enough to easily cut with a fork. Turn off the heat when a fork can go through the vegetables.
  6. Remove the lime leaf from the pot and throw it out.
  7. Spoon 1/2-cup cooked rice into a bowl and then top with 1-1/2 cups vegetables and sauce.
  8. Garnish with a wedge of lime to squeeze over the dish.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • This is a higher potassium recipe due to the 2 servings of vegetables. You may want to limit vegetables or fruit at other meals or eat a smaller portion if you are on a lower potassium diet.
  • Serving size is for a main dish vegetarian meal. You can serve as a side dish instead. Reduce portion to 3/4 cup vegetable mixture, eight servings per recipe instead of four.
  • Fresh kaffir lime leaf can be found in Thai, Asian or Indian specialty grocery stores. Dried kaffir lime leaf can be found in specialty spice shops and some large grocery stores. The lime leaf is used for flavor; it is not edible. Throw it out at the end of cooking.
  • Adding a squeeze of lime juice at the end provides brightness and more flavors to the dish.
  • Use full fat, unsweetened coconut milk, not light or sweetened. One can contains about 14 ounces; measure out 8 ounces for the recipe.
  • Use jasmine, basmati or long grain rice. 

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Thai Red Curry Vegetables and Rice

majorblunts says:


Lucky for me I live near Thaitown and am already familiar with the ingredients .. i sure do miss sauce which this dish could use a splash of . you can make this dish using ANY thai curry paste folks .. i like green curry with veggies and beef with red .. chicken with yellow or massaman curry also this dish has far less phosphorus than any dish with meat in it . i made my own chicken broth with ZERO sodium just so i could use one splash of fish sauce , lol . I was happy to see this kind of recipe on here . please continue to post new recipes that are outside peoples safe zones ..

Jul. 08, 2014, 1:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

Thai Red Curry Vegetables and Rice

zor says:


Sounds a delish from the read. Is coconut milk considered high potassium? Dietitian comment: Yes coconut milk is quite high in potassium and phosphorus. It can still be used in small amounts. In this recipe 2 ounces coconut milk per serving contributes 55 mg phosphorus and 150 mg potassium.

Jul. 03, 2014, 8:41 AM - Inappropriate review?

Thai Red Curry Vegetables and Rice

Pragash says:


My patient needs low-sodium diet.And also i need non-Potassium. Dietitian comment: If this recipe exceeds the sodium and potassium goals for your patient there are many more to choose from on You can also use the recipe and meal creation features in DaVita Diet Helper to create recipes and meals for your patients.

Jun. 23, 2014, 3:17 AM - Inappropriate review?

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