Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  183
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  27 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  13 mg
  • Potassium  143 mg
  • Phosphorus  37 mg
  • Calcium  22 mg
  • Fiber  0.7 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Lemon zest is the colored portion of the lemon skin. It contains the lemon oil and adds flavor when added to foods.
  • To remove the zest, use a citrus zester, paring knife or vegetable peeler.

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Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables

Could I make my rice ahead of time in my rice cooker, then take out and finish it off in a skillet? I have a hard time getting my rice to fully cook in a saucepan. Dietitian comment: Yes a rice cooker is fine to use. I actually prefer using a rice cooker too.

Dec. 06, 2017, 1:56 PM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables
Kaysdiet says:

Is there ANY way we can leach out phosphorus out of things like brown rice and other things - say oatmeal - my favorite meal on the planet :) Dietitian comment: I am unaware of studies showing phosphorus removal on rice and oatmeal. Today's kidney diet does include brown rice and oatmeal, but you will need to check with your dietitian for portion size and how frequent (limit, not avoid). Part of the phosphorus in whole grains is bound to phytates and is not absorbed during digestion.

Sep. 19, 2017, 12:49 PM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables
Webby1497 says:

The meals look very taste and the advice is excepted, but I live on the island of Trinidad Tobago

Jun. 19, 2016, 8:07 AM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables

Helpful hint: If you are using lemon zest and the lemons are not organic, you can drop the lemon whole in boiling water for only 15 seconds and it will leach out the pesticides from the skins. It does not change the taste of the lemon zest, just makes it healthier for the body. :]

Jun. 05, 2013, 11:56 AM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables
bonniedog says:

This recipe is great the only adjustment I had to make was to add more water asit became very dry and started to burn on the bottom. more water fixed the problem

Mar. 23, 2013, 7:32 PM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables
Marcelop says:

Hi I wonder if this recipe could be adapted for brown rice which takes about 50 minutes to cook. Possible? Can I use it as is but with brown rice? Thanks Dietitian comment: I believe it would work. You could add the onion and celery as suggested before cooking the rice or add it after the rice has cooked 30 minutes. Be aware the brown rice is higher in potassium and phosphorus compared to white rice.

Mar. 20, 2013, 5:50 PM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables
Barbie219 says:

What did I do wrong? I didn't have celery so I used green pepper and followed the rest of the recipe in a large skillet. However my rice turned out dry and had a crust on the bottom of the pan. I still ate it and it was tasty but burnt!! I will try again but I will try a 2 quart saucepan and see if that works. Dietitian comment: The green pepper would not make a difference. I suggest check the ratio of water to rice on the package of rice you are using and adjust the water if necessary. Also, in step 3 turn the heat down to the lowest setting. I hope the second try turns out great!

Mar. 16, 2013, 4:56 PM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables
janie212 says:

This can be made healthier with olive oil in place of margarine and fresh herbs in place of Mrs. Dash.

Mar. 11, 2013, 7:56 PM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables

I just made this but I added chicken, garlic and low sodium soy sauce and it was delicious!

Mar. 10, 2013, 2:54 PM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables

I didn't have celery so I used snow peas and it was delicious and I daresay a little more elegant. Good and easy.

Dec. 26, 2012, 6:02 PM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables
SophieJ says:

Cooked this for my mom today. She loved it!

May. 16, 2011, 4:02 PM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables

Made this with dinner last week for guests; it was delicious. They have not tried Davita but they will now-her husband is Diabetic and really enjoyed this dish.

May. 23, 2010, 11:05 AM
Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables

Can I change the rice to brown rice because of high cholesterol? I like dressing up rice, this sounds great. Moderator: If you use the brown rice instead of white the phosphorus will be higher. 1/2 c white rice = 33 mg; 1/2 c brown rice = 81 mg

Jul. 03, 2009, 7:26 AM

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