Serving Size:
2 cups

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Higher Potassium



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper


  • 1 pound chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1 pound of DaVita Easy Chorizo sausage recipe
  • 1 pound of shrimp
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
  • 1/2 bunch flat parsley
  • 2 medium lemons
  • 1 pinch saffron thread (see Helpful Hints)
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, large dice


  1. Mix olive oil, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper in a bowl. Cut chicken into 2-inch pieces. Make DaVita Chorizo sausage mixture. Peel and devein shrimp and set aside.
  2. Add chicken to marinade stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Crush garlic and pepper flake. Stir in garlic and pepper flakes, sauté for 1 minute. Add rice and stir until covered in oil, about 3 minutes.
  4. Chop parsley and zest lemon. Add saffron leaves, bay leaf, parsley, chicken stock and lemon zest. Stir until well combined and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. While rice is cooking, heat remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in chicken and cook for 3 minutes. Dice onion and add to chicken, cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  6. Large dice bell pepper. Add pepper and sausage mixture to pan and stir, breaking up sausage for about 5 minutes. Add shrimp cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Spread rice into a serving dish and top with meat and seafood mixture.

Helpful hints

  • Saffron can be substituted by using 1/4 teaspoon paprika and 1/4 teaspoon turmeric.
  • If you are on a diet that requires less protein, you may cut the meat portions in have or as much as needed.
  • Store bought chorizo can be used, but it is much higher in salt/sodium.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 500

Protein 35 g

Carbohydrates 45 g

Fat 20 g

Cholesterol 150 mg

Sodium 229 mg

Potassium 573 mg

Phosphorus 345 mg

Calcium 64 mg

Fiber 3.4 g

Added Sugar 0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 4 meat
  • 2-1/2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

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