Since I was a child, I have gone to Greek town in Chicago and have always had lemon soup. After years of trying to copy the recipe, we accidentally stumbled on this simple but amazing recipe.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium sauce pan combine soup and milk. Heat through while whisking.

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  • In a small sauce pan boil 1 cup water and uncooked rice. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, or until tender.

  • Add rice to soup and cook until heated through. Add lemon juice in small increments until a subtle lemon taste develops. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

389.9 calories; 12.1 g protein; 57.7 g carbohydrates; 24.4 mg cholesterol; 1064 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2004
After reading some reviews I almost did not try this recipe. No it is not "made from scratch" authentic Avgolemono soup(which we ARE familiar with). But it sure is VERY GOOD QUICK and EASY. I will definitely make again and again. The consistency and the amount of lemon is perfect to us. My suggestions: don't use a real cheap or instant rice (I like Riceland's Extra Long Grain) use FRESH-squeezed lemon juice 1%(or creamier) milk and add lots of fresh cracked pepper. I served with french rolls with honey-butter(recipe from this site). Great creamy quick hearty (although lacking-in-veggies) meal. For more novice cooks;add the rice and the lemon juice JUST BEFORE SERVING. I appreciate your sharing this recipe Lyndsey thank you. Dyann Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2013
Avgolemono soup by definition includes eggs and lemon.Even after doctoring it up with more lemon juice some salt and some dill it was inedible. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2004
After reading some reviews I almost did not try this recipe. No it is not "made from scratch" authentic Avgolemono soup(which we ARE familiar with). But it sure is VERY GOOD QUICK and EASY. I will definitely make again and again. The consistency and the amount of lemon is perfect to us. My suggestions: don't use a real cheap or instant rice (I like Riceland's Extra Long Grain) use FRESH-squeezed lemon juice 1%(or creamier) milk and add lots of fresh cracked pepper. I served with french rolls with honey-butter(recipe from this site). Great creamy quick hearty (although lacking-in-veggies) meal. For more novice cooks;add the rice and the lemon juice JUST BEFORE SERVING. I appreciate your sharing this recipe Lyndsey thank you. Dyann Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2004
After reading some reviews I almost did not try this recipe. No it is not "made from scratch" authentic Avgolemono soup(which we ARE familiar with). But it sure is VERY GOOD QUICK and EASY. I will definitely make again and again. The consistency and the amount of lemon is perfect to us. My suggestions: don't use a real cheap or instant rice (I like Riceland's Extra Long Grain) use FRESH-squeezed lemon juice 1%(or creamier) milk and add lots of fresh cracked pepper. I served with french rolls with honey-butter(recipe from this site). Great creamy quick hearty (although lacking-in-veggies) meal. For more novice cooks;add the rice and the lemon juice JUST BEFORE SERVING. I appreciate your sharing this recipe Lyndsey thank you. Dyann Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2013
Avgolemono soup by definition includes eggs and lemon.Even after doctoring it up with more lemon juice some salt and some dill it was inedible. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2013
This recipe (as is) brought me back to Tarpon Springs FL a Greek shipping town - kudos to you! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2013
I tried the recipe and it actually tasted good but it was not Avgolemono Soup. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/14/2007
This soup really is so so simple and fast. Having said that I served this to company and NO ONE could finish a small bowl of it. It isn't awful and the lemon does a nice job of stirring up your hunger but it isn't tasty enough to finish. Give it a try though you may like it more than me and mine. Just remember to have something else to serve on hand. (A nice Greek salad hummus and crackers and fresh pears drizzled with honey keeps with the theme well.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
The greek restaurant that was by my house closed and I used to get lemon rice soup. This is the closest recipe that I have come upon. It's GOOD! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/16/2008
hmmm...no Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2007
This soup was a hit at a family dinner. It is easy and lower in fat than most recipes for this soup without sacrificing taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
I grew up near Detroit and most of the Coney Islands served a soup similar to this one. However I wanted to double the recipe and also make it more hearty. Since I did not have two cans of cream of chicken soup I added some chicken broth and milk then boiled a boneless chicken breast and shredded it into the mix. I garnish mine with dill and it is lovely and delicious! I've made this twice already and am ready for more! Read More
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