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    Egg-Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)

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    30 mins

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    cellogirl2's Note:

    Taken from The Best International Recipe, posted for safekeeping. Serve IMMEDIATELY - it thickens to a gravy-like consistency when reheated.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring broth to boil in a large saucepan over high heat.
    2. 2
      Add rice, lemon zest, cardamom, bay leaves, and salt.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat to medium and simmer until rice is tender, 16 to 20 minutes.
    4. 4
      Remove and discard bay leaves, cardamom, and lemon zest.
    5. 5
      Return broth to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low.
    6. 6
      Whisk whole eggs, yolks, and lemon juice together in a medium bowl until combined.
    7. 7
      Ladle about 2 cups of the hot broth and slowly whisk it into the eggs to temper, then slowly whisk the egg mixture back into the soup.
    8. 8
      Continue to cook the soup over low heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
    9. 9
      Do not let the soup simmer or boil.
    10. 10
      Divide the soup among serving bowls, sprinkle with scallion and/or mint, and serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 13, 2009

      55

      We have tried many variations and this is our favorite. The cardamom is what really makes it

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    Nutritional Facts for Egg-Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)

    Serving Size: 1 (279 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 153.6
     
    Calories from Fat 46
    30%
    Total Fat 5.1 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 140.4 mg
    46%
    Sodium 704.7 mg
    29%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.5 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 0.9 g
    3%
    Protein 10.5 g
    21%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lemon zest

    green cardamom pods

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