Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  267
  • Protein  11 g
  • Carbohydrates  40 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  7 mg
  • Sodium  202 mg
  • Potassium  534 mg
  • Phosphorus  201 mg
  • Calcium  102 mg
  • Fiber  8.6 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Add freshly squeezed lemon juice, if desired for added flavor.
  • Instant brown rice can be substituted for instant white rice, if desired for whole grain option.
  • Cheese blend is optional,; omit if your phosphorus level is high.
  • Although beans are high in potassium and phosphorus, you can still include in a kidney diet when substituted for a meat entree. Beans are an excellent source of fiber.

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Zucchini, Black Beans and Rice Supper

I have been following a whole-foods, plant based diet since February 2013, when my nephrologist told me my kidney function had declined to an eGFR of 15 and I would be on dialysis by June 2013. I seriously prayed about it and the next day my sister told me about Dr. Fuhrman's book, The End of Diabetes. I read it and began my journey with WFPB diet. In November 2012, I saw a kidney surgeon to be evaluated for transplant. He told me to concentrate on plant-based proteins, but I could have 2 oz. of fish or chicken twice a week. Going to a WFPB diet preserved my kidney function for three more years, until 2016 June when I contracted a horrible UTI which propelled me into ESRD and dialysis. My labs are very good each month enough to earn smilies from our dietician. I will follow this recipe and substitute a small amount of vegetable broth for the oil and Daiya cheese for the regular cheese. I'll also use precooked whole grain brown rice. I'm sure my husband will love this with three of his favorite foods in it! Dietitian comment: Thanks for sharing your story!

Jun. 16, 2017, 10:02 AM
Zucchini, Black Beans and Rice Supper
Deb2009 says:

Could white or red kidney beans be used instead of the black beans for comparable potassium and phosphorus levels? Dietitian comment: Yes if you substitute kidney beans the nutrient values do change. For each serving, potassium is 75 mg lower, phosphorus is 18 grams lower and fiber is almost 3 grams lower. There are only slight differences in the other nutrients.

Jul. 23, 2015, 8:24 PM
Zucchini, Black Beans and Rice Supper
cflfaye says:

I loved this recipe. It was easy and very delicious. My digestive system can be a little iffy at times and this settled very well. I will be making this again. I am going to use some of JeffBRLA modifications. I agree that steamed long grain white rice would make this even better.

Jul. 16, 2015, 5:57 AM
Zucchini, Black Beans and Rice Supper
JeffBRLA says:

Excellent recipe, and quite tasty. Filling, too. I have to admit upfront to making a couple of tiny modifications. I saute 1/2 of a small white onion with the zucchini, and I add some garlic powder after adding the chopped tomato and water. In addition, I also added 2 cups of cooked white long grain rice, rather than using instant rice (which I personally don't care for). Again, very, very tasty.

Jul. 14, 2015, 11:09 AM
Zucchini, Black Beans and Rice Supper
fancynancy says:

Sounds very good. Could the same ingredients be used for a cold salad using the oil and lemon juice as a dressing? Of course the rice would have to be pre-cooked. Dietitian comment: Great idea!

Jul. 14, 2015, 10:07 AM

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