Cuban-Style Rice with Eggs
2/3 cup rice mixture, 3 plantain pieces, 2 eggs
- CKD non-dialysis
- Lower Protein
- 1 cup long grain white rice, uncooked
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 small white onion
- 1 medium Roma tomato
- 1 medium plantain
- 1 tablespoon cilantro
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 large eggs
- Prepare rice in a rice cooker or stovetop according to package instructions. Add the bay leaf to rice and water before cooking.
- Chop the onion and tomato. Peel, then cut the plantain diagonally into 12 slices. Mince the cilantro and garlic. Cut lime into quarters.
- Combine the dried oregano, cumin and salt in a very small bowl. Set aside.
- In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Once the garlic and onion are aromatic, add tomato and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the steamed rice and cilantro; stir. Sprinkle the dried seasonings over the top and stir until all ingredients are mixed together; set aside.
- In a skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Add plantains and cook for 2 minutes, flip and cook until golden brown.
- In a separate skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat, crack the eggs and cook until desired doneness.
- On a dinner plate, place 1/2 cup rice and 3 plantain pieces. Place 2 eggs on top of each portion.
- Drizzle juice of each lime wedge over entire dish.
- The portion of plantains is small because plantains are high in potassium. If you are not on a low potassium diet plantains can be increased to 2 medium or 1 large.
- When cooking rice, use a 1:2 ratio, 1 cup rice to 2 cups water.
- If you do not have lemon or lime, try sprinkling 1/4 teaspoon vinegar onto each portion for added flavor.
- Serve with Mojo Sauce if desired.
Submitted by: Recipe created by DaVita dietitian Sylvia from California.
Nutrients per serving
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrates 38 g
Fat 17 g
Cholesterol 372 mg
Sodium 438 mg
Potassium 480 mg
Phosphorus 270 mg
Calcium 82 mg
Fiber 2.1 g
Added Sugar 0 g
Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices
- 2 meat
- 2 starch
- 1/2 fruit, high potassium
- 1 fat
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