Serving Size:
1 pork chop, 1/2 stuffed pepper

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Gluten-free
  • Higher Potassium


  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chives
  • 2 large green bell peppers
  • 1 pound 1” thick boneless pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lime


  1. Chop cilantro and slice chives. Cut bell peppers in half crosswise and remove stems and seeds.
  2. Brush pork chops with lime juice, then sprinkle with cilantro.
  3. Arrange flat in a microwave-safe dish.
  4. Mix rice, chives, crumbled oregano, pepper, cumin and melted butter together.
  5. Fill each pepper half with rice mixture and place in the dish with pork chops.
  6. Cover dish with vented plastic wrap and microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes. Rotate the dish a quarter turn twice, until chops are slightly pink in center when tested with a sharp knife.
  7. Remove from microwave and let stand covered for 5 minutes, until pork is no longer pink. Garnish with lime wedges and serve right away.

Helpful hints

  • Refrigerate or freeze extra servings for a quick meal later.
  • For a lower protein diet change serving size to 1/2 pork chop or the amount recommended on your meal plan.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 265

Protein 34 g

Carbohydrates 24 g

Fat 15 g

Cholesterol 86 mg

Sodium 70 mg

Potassium 564 mg

Phosphorus 240 mg

Calcium 22 mg

Fiber 1.0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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

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