Avgolemono Soup (Chicken-Lemon Soup)
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 Cups chicken stock
  • 1/3 Cup rice, white
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Garnishes
  • chives, finely chopped or snipped
  • lemon, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Bring the stock to a boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the rice, cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs vigorously.
  4. Whip the lemon juice into the eggs, adding it slowly.
  5. Constantly whip the lemon-egg mixture while you add 2 cups of the hot stock, without rice.
  6. Just before serving, and the egg, lemon and stock mixture to the rest of the rice and chicken stock, whisking constantly while heating the soup over a medium-low burner. Do not boil the soup or the eggs will coagulate.
  7. Add the salt.
  8. Let the soup stand, covered, off the burner for 5 minutes.
  9. Portion the soup into bowls.
  10. Optionally garnish with a lemon slice and some chopped chives.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Recipes at https://www.epicurus.com/food/recipes/avgolemono-soup-chicken-lemon-soup/3762/