Avgolemono or Greek Lemon-Egg Soup
Prep time
45 mins
Entrée | Soups | Side dishes
Special Diets
Food Allergies
Dairy-free | Gluten-free


1 bouillon cube
1⁄2 clong grain brown rice
1 bay leaf
4 green cardamom pods (crushed)
1 1⁄2 tsalt
2 eggs (large)
2 egg yolks (large)
10 lemon strips (from the rind)
1⁄4 cfresh lemon juice
1 medium shallot (sliced long and very thin)


1. Prepare 6 cups of bouillon as directed and bring to a boil.
2. Add rice, bay leaf, cardamom, strips, and salt.
3. Reduce to simmer until rice is soft, approx. 20 minutes.
4. Remove bay leaf, cardamom, and strips.
5. Whisk eggs, yolks, and lemon juice together.
6. Continue whisking while slowly ladling hot stock into eggs.
7. Return egg mixture to hot stock, cook on low until soup thickens, approx. 6 min.
8. Serve with sliced shallots.