Spanish Rice


Serving Size:
1/2 cup

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


  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tomato puree
  • 2 cups water


  1. Chop onion and green pepper.
  2. In skillet, sauté onions and green pepper in olive oil until softened. 
  3. Add rice to skillet, stirring constantly until rice is lightly browned.
  4. Add garlic powder, chili powder, tomato puree and water to skillet. Cover and simmer on low heat until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Helpful hints

  • Serve with fajitas, enchiladas or tacos. See recipes on

Nutrients per serving

Calories 134

Protein 1 g

Carbohydrates 25 g

Fat 3 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 7 mg

Potassium 139 mg

Phosphorus 52 mg

Calcium 7 mg

Fiber 1.1 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 fat

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