Lemon Orzo Soup

Recipe by LifeIsGood
READY IN: 15mins


  • 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


  • 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!