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Easy Avgolemono Soup Recipe

Easy Avgolemono Soup

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"Since I was a child, I have gone to Greek town in Chicago and have always had lemon soup. After years of trying to copy the recipe, we accidentally stumbled on this simple but amazing recipe."

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  1. In a medium sauce pan combine soup and milk. Heat through while whisking.
  2. In a small sauce pan boil 1 cup water and uncooked rice. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Add rice to soup and cook until heated through. Add lemon juice in small increments until a subtle lemon taste develops. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 01, 2004

After reading some reviews, I almost did not try this recipe. No, it is not "made from scratch", authentic Avgolemono soup(which we ARE familiar with). But, it sure is VERY GOOD,QUICK and EASY. I will definitely make again and again. The consistency and the amount of lemon is perfect, to us. My suggestions: don't use a real cheap or instant rice (I like Riceland's Extra Long Grain), use FRESH-squeezed lemon juice, 1%(or creamier) milk, and add lots of fresh cracked pepper. I served with french rolls with honey-butter(recipe from this site). Great, creamy, quick, hearty,(although lacking-in-veggies) meal. For more novice cooks;add the rice and the lemon juice JUST BEFORE SERVING. I appreciate your sharing this recipe,Lyndsey,thank you. Dyann

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 07, 2013

Avgolemono soup, by definition, includes eggs and lemon.Even after doctoring it up with more lemon juice, some salt and some dill, it was inedible.


40 Ratings

Oct 07, 2013

This recipe (as is) brought me back to Tarpon Springs, FL, a Greek shipping town - kudos to you!

Oct 07, 2013

I tried the recipe and it actually tasted good, but it was not Avgolemono Soup.

Apr 13, 2007

This soup really is so, so simple and fast. Having said that, I served this to company and NO ONE could finish a small bowl of it. It isn't awful, and the lemon does a nice job of stirring up your hunger, but it isn't tasty enough to finish. Give it a try though, you may like it more than me and mine. Just remember to have something else to serve on hand. (A nice Greek salad, hummus and crackers and fresh pears drizzled with honey keeps with the theme well.)

Aug 29, 2002

The greek restaurant that was by my house closed and I used to get lemon rice soup. This is the closest recipe that I have come upon. It's GOOD!

Feb 16, 2008


Apr 26, 2007

This soup was a hit at a family dinner. It is easy and lower in fat than most recipes for this soup without sacrificing taste.


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  • Calories
  • 390 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 12.1 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 1064 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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