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Greek Lemon soup from a random cookbook we found at a garage sale - The Kitchen Collection: Meals from the Mediterranean. This is the tastiest homemade attempt at this soup, it's just like what you get in Greek restaurants and I love it!

Yield: 6 servings
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  • 5 cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup(s) white rice uncooked
  • 1/4 cup(s) lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 4 egg yolks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon(s) parsley fresh or dried


  1. 1. bring the chicken stock to boil in a large saucepan. add the rice and cook for 15 minutes or until tender.

  2. 2. in a bowl, beat the egg yolks until pale and creamy, using a hand held mixer. add the lemon juice and mix well

  3. 3.strain the rice, reservingthe stock. set aside 3/4 cup of stock in a jug; pour the rest into a vclean pan and simmer until required. reserve the rice.

  4. 4. slowly pour about a 1/4 cup of the stock set aside into the lemon egg mixture, stirring well.

  5. 5. stir in the remaining stock into the egg mixture, mixing well, and then pour all the mixture slowly into the simmering stock, stirring constantly until soup thickens

  6. 6. add the reserved rice into the soup, anndind salt and pepper to taste. garnish with parsley.

  7. ***this is delicious as is but if you're used to other aweome goodies in your avgolemono feel free to add chicken, celery, onion, shredded carrot, oregano etc.
November 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by deemurrz and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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