This super simple soup really surprised me the first time I made it. It is so easy to make and BEYOND delicious! Traditionally known as Avgolemono, this Greek Lemon Rice Soup couldn't be easier to make and is one of the tastiest soups you will ever get the chance to enjoy.
What you need to make Avgolemono
I have said it many times, and I am saying it again, the shortest ingredient lists bring THE most flavor. This soup is so good and it uses the humblest ingredients. Just a handful of things your might already have in your kitchen and you have the most decadent soup that you will crave over and over again!
All about the Temper
The key to the success of this soup is tempering the eggs. What that means is you are going to warm up the eggs slowly and gently, without scrambling them. Introducing boiling liquid to eggs must be done while whisking CONSTANTLY. This is not a hard task it just must be done slowly with non stop movement.
When I make this soup I usually start with a whole chicken, boil it down for a few hours till it is fall off the bone tender. I like to start the soup this way because it gives the base more flavor and you get the health benefits of bone broth by boiling the whole bird and getting all the collagen and fat into the stock.
Then pull the chicken off the bones and place it into your strained stock, add in some rice, then your tempered eggs. It is really that easy. This is a soup that you could whip up any day of the week for a warm hug in a bowl.
Make this soup even faster by using 2 boxes of chicken stock and a rotisserie chicken. If you use the quick method you can have this soup on the dinner table in 30-45 minutes. I love to serve this with a nice slice of crusty bread to round it out, or a side salad or sandwich. Soup, Salad, and/or Sandwich and you have stunning lunch or luscious dinner.
More Greek LOVE
If you love greek food as much as I do, take a look at some of my other greek recipes. My Greek Chicken Salad is one of my favorite recipes to make any day of the year. The Lamb Burger is probably my favorite way to enjoy a burger. And last but not least, one of my very favorites, my version of Mediterranean Saffron Chicken and Mushrooms. It is a super flavorful meal that you will be in love with a first bite!