Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  146
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  26 g
  • Fat  2 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  150 mg
  • Potassium  305 mg
  • Phosphorus  89 mg
  • Calcium  38 mg
  • Fiber  1.8 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 2 vegetables, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If you are on a low potassium diet reduce portion to 3/4 cup . 
  • Portion leftovers into individual servings, place in freezer zip-top bags and freeze. Reheat in the microwave for a quick side dish later.
  • Substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric for saffron if desired.

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Vegetable Paella
CharlieAnn says:

Would it be okay to add 1 or 2 plain baked or steamed chicken breast diced to make it a main coarse. Dietitian comment: Yes, that's an excellent idea[INVALID]especially for those looking for ways to increase high quality protein.

Oct. 15, 2017, 10:37 AM
Vegetable Paella
12patches says:

Can anything else be used for the broccoli? I also use couscous for rice. Rice makes my husband itchy. Dietitian comment: yes couscous is an acceptable substitute. Instead of broccoli you can try summer squash, carrots, green beans or cauliflower.

Jul. 24, 2017, 4:17 AM
Vegetable Paella

In response to Sallymarsh... according to the kidney dietitian/nutritionist I spoke with in November 2014, broccoli is one of the foods nephrologists go back and forth on. Her advice was that it's okay in moderation.

Apr. 08, 2015, 5:28 AM
Vegetable Paella
Saltymarsh says:

According to National Kidney Foundation, broccoli is a high potassium food and is therefore a NO-NO. Why is a dietitian writing and DaVita publishing this recipe? If not DaVita, who am I supposed to follow? Moderator Comment: The DaVita dietitian team does allow broccoli in their diet guidelines and patient education materials since a 1/2 cup portion has only 115 to 188 mg potassium, depending on if it is fresh or frozen cooked, and if it is chopped, florets or spears. You can include broccoli in a low potassium diet. If you follow the recipe guidelines for 3/4 cup your potassium is 237 mg a serving, an acceptable amount for a low potassium vegetable dish. When evaluating recipes, it is important to look at the total nutrient amount per serving as opposed to each individual ingredient in the recipe.

Apr. 28, 2011, 5:15 PM

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