This recipe was perfect. The others have too much stuff in them. This is exactly how my greek friends make it!
this is a very well represented traditional avgolemono. Simple, delicious, timeless.
We really enjoyed this! I halved the recipe, but found I needed to top up the stock a little after boiling the rice for 20 minutes. I topped up with chicken stock but, I think, next time, I'll top up with water as it ended up just a little salty. I used two small eggs and, I think next time, I might add a couple of teaspoons of cornflour just to thicken it a little more. The juice of one fairly large lemon was exactly right for my half quantity. I'd use the juice of 2 lemons if making the full amount. The only other change I made was to add a good shake of dried dill and a sprinkling of black pepper. I've read other recipes on Zaar which add milk and butter to this soup. Personally, I think this simple version is rich enough without those unnecessary additions. I served it with freshly made French baguette smothered with butter. The saltiness of the butter balanced the tartness of the soup particularly well.
This recipe is so simple yet so good! I just had two big bowls of it for lunch and it turned out great. :) One thing I've learned from experience is when reheating, keep the heat on LOW, gently warming the soup - otherwise the egg in the broth may burn or stick to the bottom of the pot. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.
Great directions, very easy to make and delicious! Will definitely make again. UPDATE: I just made this recipe for the second time. This time I used 4 eggs and the juice of 2 lemons, and I find it that I prefer it much better this way, it is more creamy and lemony. I also added some finely chopped carrots and cooked chicken. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Delish..i made a couple of additions though..I like my soup a touch thicker so I just mixed a tbs of flour with a laddle of flour and wisked it into the soup. I also added about a half cup of parmasane cheese and a tbs of butter at the end off heat..was awesome!!
I was looking for an avgolemono recipe like the one I grew up on. This is it. Haven't made this yet, but I know from the ingredients it is exactly what I'm looking for. I like to serve this with extra lemons, dodonis feta, and a nice crusty loaf of bread. I can't wait for dinner tonight :)
Delicious! We had to add quite a bit of salt (& a little pepper), but that's b/c our chicken broth was low-salt. I really appreciated that we had all the ingredients on hand. We awoke with sore throats and coughs, so this recipe was perfect, for its ease, speed, & healthiness. Thank you, truebrit!
Yum. Boil some chicken in for protein. Love this when i'm sick!