Better-Than-Packaged Rice Pilaf
- CKD non-dialysis
- Lower Protein
- 2 ounces vermicelli noodles, uncooked
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup parboiled rice, uncooked
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash® Onion and Herb seasoning blend
- 1 teaspoon chicken-flavor bouillon granules
- In a skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter.
- Break vermicelli noodles into 2-inch pieces and cook, stirring often until noodles begin to brown.
- Add remaining butter and rice. Stir to combine.
- Add water, Mrs. Dash herb seasoning and chicken bouillon granules to skillet. Stir to blend ingredients.
- Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat and simmer 20 minutes. Do not remove the cover.
- Turn off heat and allow to sit covered for an additional 5 minutes.
- Fluff with a fork and serve.
- Angel hair or thin spaghetti noodles can be used in place of vermicelli.
- For comparison, packaged rice pilaf prepared with salted butter or margarine contains 400 to 650 mg sodium per 1/2 cup serving.
- Some low or reduced sodium bouillon granules or cubes contain potassium chloride instead of salt. These are not recommended if you are on a low-potassium diet.
- Freeze extra portions and reheat in the microwave for a very quick starchy side later.
Submitted by: DaVita renal dietitian Brooke from California
Nutrients per serving
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 34 g
Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 137 mg
Potassium 118 mg
Phosphorus 80 mg
Calcium 27 mg
Fiber 0.8 g
Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices
- 2 starch
- 1/2 fat
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