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Low-purine Diet Recipes for Gout

Low-purine Diet Recipes for Gout

Looking for the information on recipes with low purine content? Here are some delicious and healthy low-purine gout recipes that can be savored without sacrificing food taste.
Ningthoujam Sandhyarani
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2018
Gout is caused due to over secretion of uric acid, resulted from the breakdown of purines. Purines are naturally occurring substances that are present in the body cells as well as in some food. If purine intake is reduced, there will be less production of uric acid, thus helping in alleviating the condition. Hence, a low-purine diet is recommended for the gout patients in order to relieve the painful symptoms.
Food to Avoid
Seafood, red meat, and meat derived from organs such as liver and kidney should be avoided, as they are rich source of purines. Some people ask whether tomato is good for gout or not. Well, fresh tomato and other veggies are good for the anti gout diet, but not the processed tomato juice, soup, and sauce. The concern is about the processing of food.
So, as far as the vegetables and fruits are in their natural state, they are healthy for gout patients. Of course, there are some food items that should be eliminated from the low-purine diet. Examples of the same are asparagus, cauliflower, beans, lentils, and mushrooms.
Recipes for Gout Patients
Food that contains low amounts of purine include green vegetables (except some), fruits, and fruit juices. All types of berries (especially those dark-colored ones), milk, and milk products can be incorporated in the gout diet. In fact, dark berries are used for relieving gout pain in the natural way. Take a note of the high-purine food and exclude them from the diet.
In case of confusion, one should consult a qualified physician about the ingredients that are beneficial for the treatment of gout. Following are some of the easy-to-cook and delicious low-purine recipes that a gout patient can try out at home for serving a healthy meal.
Rice and Vermicelli Recipe
Ingredients:
2½ cups boiling water
1 cup rice (wash and rinsed)
½ cup vermicelli (broken into pieces)
4 tablespoons butter
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Salt, to taste

Procedure:
This recipe is best for serving with vegetable dishes. For preparation, preheat a frying pan and melt the butter. Once butter is melted completely, sauté the vermicelli over medium heat. Stir often and fry till they turn golden brown. Add the rinsed rice, stir well and add salt, pepper, and boiling water. Bring the mixture to a boil temperature and cook for about 15 minutes in medium heat. Turn off the heat and leave the mixture with its lid on for further 20 minutes. Doing so will allow to cook the rice and vermicelli well. Transfer it on platters, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with a vegetable dish.
Cheese Pasta Recipe
Ingredients:
1 large-sized onion (finely chopped)
¼ pound cheddar cheese (thinly sliced)
4 cups cooked pasta
1½ cups milk
4 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper, to taste

Procedure:
In a frying pan, melt butter and sauté onion in medium flame. Add the remaining ingredients, macaroni, milk, salt, and pepper. Stir well the mixture and transfer it to a lightly greased casserole. Sprinkle the sliced cheese evenly on top of the mixture. Bake the casserole without covering its lid for about 35 - 40 minutes at 375° F. Remove the casserole when the mixture is cooked properly. Transfer into platter and serve hot.
Macaroni and Tomato Salad
Ingredients:
4 medium-sized tomatoes (cut into ½-inch cubes)
3 cups cooked macaroni
2 cloves garlic (minced)
½ cup finely chopped basil leaves
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste

Procedure:
In a mixing bowl, combine cooked macaroni, tomato pieces, and chopped basil leaves. Take another salad bowl and mix the remaining ingredients, minced garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir well all the ingredients to mix thoroughly. Then stir in macaroni and tomato mixture in the salad bowl. Toss the mixture well, keep in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, and serve.
These are some of the low-purine diet recipes that are healthy for gout patients. You can alter the ingredients or substitute with low-purine food and try your culinary skills to try a different recipe. As for the items to be avoided in the gout diet, majority of the protein containing food are also rich in purines. And besides adopting a low-purine diet, drinking adequate amounts of water is suggested to get rid of uric acid crystals. So, try to adopt these simple dietary modifications for effective management of gout symptoms.
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