Serving Size:
3-1/2 ounces fish with 1/2 cup rice

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound frozen cod fillets
  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free herb seasoning blend


  1. Thaw fish. Dice the onion.
  2. In a medium-sized pot add 2 teaspoons oil and sauté the onion.
  3. Once onion is browned, but not burned, add rice, 2 cups water, 1/2 tea spoon cumin and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  4. Cook covered for about 20 minutes on medium-low heat.
  5. In a bowl, add flour, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon black pepper and salt-free seasoning and mix well.
  6. Heat remaining oil in a skillet or fryer. Dry thawed fish with a paper towel to remove all excess water. Dip the fish in the flour mixture and fry in hot oil.
  7. Serve hot fish with seasoned rice.

Helpful hints

  • Choose any white fish for this recipe.
  • Cumin is a spice known to aid digestion but can be strong if one is not accustomed to consuming it. Adjust amount to your taste
  • If desired, accents to the Fish Fry with Seasoned Rice include: white onion soaked in vinegar with black pepper or tahini sauce (2 tablespoons tahini with 1–2 teaspoons white vinegar, black pepper and cumin).
  • Try DaVita FluidWise salt-free herb seasoning blend available through the DaVita Patients Store at www.ShopDaVita.com, or use your favorite salt-free herb blend.
  • For a lower protein diet divide fish into 6 portions instead of 4; protein is reduced to 17 grams for the meal.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 405

Protein 26 g

Carbohydrates 55 g

Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 49 mg

Sodium 360 mg

Potassium 618 mg

Phosphorus 316 mg

Calcium 48 mg

Fiber 1.9 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 3-1/2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


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