Lemon Orzo Soup

Lemon Orzo Soup created by Nyteglori

This soup can be prepared very quickly. It should be brothy so that the orzo just floats in the lemony broth. Note: the pasta will absorb some of the broth the longer it sits, so serve as soon as it's ready! Recipe by Eva Longoria, tweaked a bit by me. P.S. You can use your own homemade broth if you would like!

Ready In:
15mins
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ingredients

  • 6 cups chicken broth, low-sodium (or veggie broth!)
  • 1 cup dried orzo pasta
  • 1 lemon, juice of (or 2 small lemons - 2 to 4 tablespoons, depending on how lemony you like it)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 pinch kosher salt

directions

  • Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a soup pan on high heat. Lower the heat to medium high, stir in the orzo and cook until al dente, about 8 to 9 minutes. The soup should be very brothy at this point. Stir in the lemon juice.
  • In a bowl, beat the egg yolks. Stir the hot broth into the egg yolks, 1 tablespoon at a time, up to 6 tablespoons. This tempers the yolks and prevents them from cooking too fast and curdling. Stir the yolks into the soup and take the pot off of the heat. Stir well. Add a pinch of salt, or to taste. (You could add pepper if you like.white pepper would work nicely.).
  • Ladle the soup into 2 to 4 soup bowls and serve right away!
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"This soup can be prepared very quickly. It should be brothy so that the orzo just floats in the lemony broth. Note: the pasta will absorb some of the broth the longer it sits, so serve as soon as it's ready! Recipe by Eva Longoria, tweaked a bit by me. P.S. You can use your own homemade broth if you would like!"

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  1. Nyteglori
    This was very easy to prepare and everyone loved it. I did leave it sitting a bit as I had not finished preparing the other stuff to go with it and it thickened up which I think made it even better.
  2. Nyteglori
    Lemon Orzo Soup Created by Nyteglori
  3. LifeIsGood
    This soup can be prepared very quickly. It should be brothy so that the orzo just floats in the lemony broth. Note: the pasta will absorb some of the broth the longer it sits, so serve as soon as it's ready! Recipe by Eva Longoria, tweaked a bit by me. P.S. You can use your own homemade broth if you would like!
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