Serving Size:
3 ounces fish, 1/2-cup green sauce and 3/4-cup rice

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


  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 4 shallots
  • 3/4 cup onion
  • 1 whole jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1/3 cup mushroom pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 pound mahi mahi fillets
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups white rice, cooked


  1. In a small food processor, chop garlic cloves, shallots, 1/2 cup onion and jalapeno pepper. Julienne zucchini. Dice mushrooms.
  2. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat and add the bay leaves.
  3. Add jalapeno mixture and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add julienne zucchini and fresh oregano; continue to sauté for 1 minute.
  5. Add white wine and 2 tablespoons water; stir and remove from heat.
  6. In a medium saucepan, heat 1-1/2 cups water to a boil. Add mahi mahi fillets, reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Poach fish 10 to 15 minutes, until opaque throughout.
  7. While fish is poaching, mince the remaining onion. Heat butter in a small pan and sauté onion with mushrooms and until tender.
  8. Remove bay leaves. Divide zucchini mixture among 4 serving plates and place fish on top of green sauce. Top with sautéed mushrooms and onion. Place 3/4 cup rice on each plate and serve.

Helpful hints

  • Remove seeds from pepper unless you like extra heat.
  • Add dessert for a complete meal.
  • For a low-protein diet, adjust the fish portion to match your meal plan

Nutrients per serving

Calories 493

Protein 26 g

Carbohydrates 50 g

Fat 21 g

Cholesterol 96 mg

Sodium 146 mg

Potassium 772 mg

Phosphorus 259 mg

Calcium 118 mg

Fiber 3.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


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