Refreshing the palate is the primary task of this extraordinary, Chilled Lemon Soup with its tangy freshness and crisp taste. Sublime for summertime entertaining.

Chilled Lemon Soup

Chilled Lemon Soup
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 1/2 pints vegetable stock
  • 1/2 pint dry cider
  • 2 ounces short-grain brown rice
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 lemons, juiced, rind grated without pith
  • 2 Tablespoons chives, snipped
  • 4 thin lemon slices to garnish
  1. Simmer the stock, cider and rice in a covered pot with salt, pepper and lemon rind for 60 minutes. Puree and return to the pot.
  2. Mix in the lemon juice and simmer gently. Cool and skim any fat that might appear on the surface. Chill.
  3. To serve, scatter with the chives and garnish each bowl with a slice of lemon.
Brown rice can take up to 60 minutes to cook thoroughly. Please taste a few grains before pureeing the soup to ensure the rice is soft enough to be pureed.

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