Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  176
  • Protein  10 g
  • Carbohydrates  25 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  4 mg
  • Sodium  193 mg
  • Potassium  170 mg
  • Phosphorus  68 mg
  • Calcium  53 mg
  • Fiber  2.6 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Great served with chicken instead of potatoes or rice. 
  • Recipe can be easily halved.
  • Small amounts of cheese, like the Parmesan cheese in this recipe, can be included and still maintain phosphorus and sodium in an acceptable range.
  • Chicken stock or broth contributes to the protein content of this recipe. Be sure to keep it low-sodium without added potassium chloride.

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Creamy Orzo and Vegetables
Rhammer86 says:

This was the second time, I have made this recipe. My family loves it. I added some cooked chicken while cooking the vegetables, it was great.

Dec. 14, 2016, 5:45 PM - Inappropriate review?
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palmyra3 says:

When I made this recipe I substituted chayota (a summer squash) for the zucchini. Chayota remains firm and gives it a crunchy texture. The next day, I added some scrambled eggs with the leftover pasta for a delicious breakfast. Also you serve the leftover cold as a pasta salad. Either way it was great.

Jan. 28, 2016, 4:16 PM - Inappropriate review?
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suitor7 says:

Everyone loves this recipe. Will make this again. Thanks

Aug. 29, 2015, 9:41 AM - Inappropriate review?
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135nicole says:

Was very tasty. I did not have any curry, so I skipped that ingredient. Even non CKD family members really enjoyed this.

Sep. 07, 2014, 11:52 AM - Inappropriate review?
Creamy Orzo and Vegetables

SANDYKK; Try KITCHEN BASICS BRAND:Ingredients Chicken Stock, Chicken Flavor, Sea Salt, Vegetable Stocks (Carrot, Onion, Mushroom, Celery), Honey, Bay, Thyme, Pepper.

Oct. 21, 2013, 7:38 PM - Inappropriate review?
Creamy Orzo and Vegetables
sandykk says:

Could just plain water be used instead of chicken broth? I can't find a low sodium/without added potassium chicken broth. Dietitian comment: Yes you can substitute water. Another option is to make your own low sodium chicken broth.

Oct. 11, 2013, 11:34 AM - Inappropriate review?

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