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Dialysis-Friendly Recipe: Versatile Stir Fry


  • 1 lb of beef, cut into strips
  • 1 cup yellow or green zucchini, sliced and halved
  • 1 cup frozen baby peas
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon (½ of a small) seeded fresh hot pepper, chopped fine (or ½ teaspoon dried pepper flakes)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup green onions, slivered
  • 1 tablespoon low salt soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Mirin (Japanese sweet cooking seasoning)
  • 150 grams rice vermicelli (uncooked)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


  1. Put 2 quarts water to boil.
  2. Cut and prepare vegetables and meat, being careful to cut vegetables before raw meat if using the same cutting board.
  3. In a deep pan or flat bottom wok, warm half the oils until hot and add meat, garlic, ginger and hot peppers (optional), searing quickly on all sides.
  4. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm nearby. Add the remaining oil to the pan, heat and add zucchini, peas and green onions and cook for 3 minutes, tossing or stirring frequently.
  5. Return meat and spice mixture to pan and add soy sauce and mirin, cook an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile cook noodles in boiling water according to directions. Toss meat and vegetables with noodles and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately. (This is also a nice topping for basmati rice).

Suggestion: Recipe can easily be halved. Instead of beef you can use stripped pork loin, chicken or shrimp.

This recipe is courtesy of Spice It Up! Giving Zest to Your Renal Diet. For more renal friendly recipes, visitwww.myspiceitup.ca/en/home.htm.

Source: Spice it up! Spring 2009. ISSN 1918-302 X Spice it up! © 2010 Communication ebmed Inc. All rights reserved.www.ebmed.ca;

This article originally appeared in the March 2011 issue of At Home with AAKP.