Serving Size:
2/3 cup rice mixture, 3 plantain pieces, 2 eggs

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 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


  1. Prepare rice in a rice cooker or stovetop according to package instructions. Add the bay leaf to rice and water before cooking.
  2. Chop the onion and tomato. Peel, then cut the plantain diagonally into 12 slices. Mince the cilantro and garlic. Cut lime into quarters.
  3. Combine the dried oregano, cumin and salt in a very small bowl. Set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Add the steamed rice and cilantro; stir. Sprinkle the dried seasonings over the top and stir until all ingredients are mixed together; set aside.
  6. In a skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Add plantains and cook for 2 minutes, flip and cook until golden brown.
  7. In a separate skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat, crack the eggs and cook until desired doneness.
  8. On a dinner plate, place 1/2 cup rice and 3 plantain pieces. Place 2 eggs on top of each portion.
  9. Drizzle juice of each lime wedge over entire dish.

Helpful hints

  • 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.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 413

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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