Serving Size:
1/2 recipe

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Heart Healthy
  • Higher Potassium


  • 6 ounces tilapia
  • 1 green onion
  • 1/3 cucumber
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/2 small carrot
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Siracha® hot sauce to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup short grain white rice
  • nori sheet 4 x 4 inches
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Cut fish into bite sized pieces. Very lightly poach fish in a non-stick pan using a small amount of water.  Do not overcook. Drain and let cool.
  2. Thinly slice green onion; cube cucumber and avocado; and shred carrot.
  3. Combine fish in a bowl with green onion, lime juice, low-sodium soy sauce and sesame oil. Marinate for 10 minutes.
  4. Mix hot sauce into mayonnaise.
  5. Cook rice according to package directions. Cut nori sheet into small pieces. Mix nori pieces and rice vinegar into the cooked rice. Divide into two serving bowls. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Top each rice bowl evenly with cucumber, avocado, carrot, fish mixture and spicy mayo. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. 

Helpful hints

  • Substitute a different type of fish per preference, like tuna or salmon.
  • Bluefin tuna and farm-raised salmon are lower in potassium than wild salmon or yellowfin tuna. 

Nutrients per serving

Calories 329

Protein 21 g

Carbohydrates 32 g

Fat 13 g

Cholesterol 39 mg

Sodium 205 mg

Potassium 506 mg

Phosphorus 214 mg

Calcium 34 mg

Fiber 3.1 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


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