Pressure-Cooked Pork Spare Ribs

Diet Types:

CKD non-dialysis Diabetes Dialysis

Portions: 3

Serving Size: 4 ribs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 rack pork spare ribs
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard

Nutrients per serving

Calories 428

Protein 28 g

Carbohydrates 16 g

Fat 28 g

Cholesterol 107 mg

Sodium 276 mg

Potassium 398 mg

Phosphorus 273 mg

Calcium 67 mg

Fiber 0.7 g

Preparation

  1. Cut the half-rack into individual ribs. Line a sheet pan with foil and place a rack on top.
  2. Pour 2 cups of water into a pressure cooker. Arrange ribs, standing on ends around the wall of the pot. Close and seal the pressure cooker and set it to the meat setting for 30 minutes on high pressure.  
  3. After 30 minutes release the pressure in the cooker according to the appliance instructions. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove the ribs to the rack on the sheet pan and sprinkle with pepper.
  4. Empty the pressure cooker. Add the low-sodium chicken broth to the cooker and add back the ribs. Bring the broth to a rolling simmer over a medium stovetop heat. If using an electric cooker set to “sauté” setting. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes to reduce liquid to about 1/3 of the original volume.
  5. Add the brown sugar and mustard and stir to mix. Simmer until the sauce is thickened, then remove from heat. 
  6. Place an oven rack 4 to 6 inches below broiler heat and turn oven to broil.
  7. Spread the ribs out on the sheet pan. Brush the ribs with sauce. Broil for 5 minutes. Remove pan from oven, turn ribs over and brush with remaining sauce. Broil again for 5 minutes. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3-1/2 meat
  • 1 high-calorie
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

1

Helpful hints

  • A rack of pork spare ribs has 10 to 13 ribs. Nutrient analysis is based on 1-1/2 pounds raw spare ribs.
  • The psi should be 15 for a stove top cooker and 9 to 11 psi for an electric cooker.
  • If you are on a lower protein diet decrease the serving size to 2 ribs; provides approximately 14 grams of protein.

Get Free Kidney-Friendly Cookbooks

Free Cookbook
405,847 Enjoyed So Far!

My Kidney Diet. My DaVita Diet Helper.TM

Get 1,000+ recipes for quick and easy meal planning.

Kidney Diet Tips Blog

Recipes, tips and news for people on a kidney diet.

Download Cookbooks

Access free kidney-friendly cookbooks from DaVita dietitians.

405,847 Enjoyed So Far!

Discover DaVita Diet HelperTM

From planning meals to creating shopping lists, it’s the easy way to manage a kidney diet.

More Recipes

More Recipes

Honey-Maple Trail Mix

A DaVita dietitian shares a kidney-friendly snack that is both nutritious and delicious: Honey-Maple Snack Mix.

Egg Muffins

Egg Muffins are the perfect choice for an easy, high protein breakfast on the road. DaVita renal dietitian Christine serves these yummy muffins to her patients as well as her own family.

Heavenly Challah

Challah is a simple yeast bread served on the Sabbath and Jewish holidays. Try Maryam's Heavenly Challah. It's so good it definitely lives up to it's heavenly name.

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Spring Salad

Sweet fresh strawberries and goat cheese combine with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil to make a healthy, delicious spring salad. Strawberry and Goat Cheese Spring Salad from DaVita dietitian Michele is sure to be a favorite.

Broccoli and Beef Stir-Fry

Now you can enjoy Chinese restaurant-style dinner at home thanks to DaVita dietitian Trisha and her kidney-friendly version of Broccoli and Beef Stir-Fry. It's much lower in sodium than the restaurant dish, plus you can easily adjust the beef to meet the protein requirement of your meal plan.

Easy Turkey Sloppy Joes

Enjoy a savory, family favorite that celebrates the Americana diner of yesteryear. DaVita renal dietitian, Tammy from Louisiana, shares a kidney-friendly recipe for Easy Turkey Sloppy Joes.

Honey Spice Rubbed Salmon

Try a tasty Honey Spice-Rubbed Salmon for dinner and you'll want to have it again for lunch the next day. This flavorful and kidney-friendly recipe is easy to prepare in the oven or on the grill.

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is a perfect kidney-friendly recipe to make for a large group.

Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sandwich

You don't have to travel to Hawaii to get a taste of the islands. Linda, a DaVita dietitian from Michigan, created Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sandwich, a kidney-friendly, high-protein sandwich that can bring you to a tropical state of mind wherever you are.

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

Your next kidney-friendly meal is only four easy steps away with Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup. This combination of mixed vegetables, beef and rice is tasty and filling and a definite keeper for the quick meal file.

Pineapple Salsa

Most people hear "salsa" and automatically think tomato salsa, but really, salsa is a spicy sauce that can be created with any fresh vegetable or fruit that will make a tasty condiment. For people on hemodialysis, high potassium tomatoes are out and low potassium pineapples are in with this recipe for Pineapple Salsa.

Grilled Multicolored Peppers and Onions

This colorful combination of bell peppers and onions can be grilled together and served with a grilled protein source of your choice. Flavorful, colorful and recommended on the dialysis diet, this kidney-friendly recipe for Grilled Multicolored Peppers and Onions is a great addition to a cookout.

Lemonade or Limeade Base

Try the tangy kidney-friendly recipe for Lemonade or Limeade Base on your next picnic.

Triple Berry Protein Parfait

Besides being delicious, berries are loaded with powerful antioxidants that help strengthen the immune system and ward off disease. Accordingly, the kidney-friendly recipe for Triple Berry Protein Parfait from Tennessee DaVita dietitian Jamie packs triple the health boost because it's made with blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.

Write a Comment

Tell Us What You Think

Note: Your username will be displayed for reviews.

All comments will be approved by a DaVita teammate and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Comments()