Thursday, December 4, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Christmas from Around the World - Avgolemono

Avgolemono or Greek Lemon Chicken Soup is a flavorful Mediterranean classic popular around Christmastime.  It's very simple to make and can be easily stored in the freezer for those cold December nights or when the cold/flu bug hits your house.


AVGOLEMONO (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)


8 cups Chicken Stock
1 cup long grain rice (you could also use orzo pasta)
4 eggs
Juice of 3 lemons
Salt and pepper
Parsley for garnish


Bring stock to a boil in a 4 qt pan over high heat.  Reduce heat to medium and stir in rice (or pasta); cook, partially covered until tender.

Whisk eggs and juice in a bowl until frothy, add 1 cup of the simmering stock to the eggs and whisk to combine.  Transfer mixture to the pot.

Cook while stirring, about 2 minutes more.  Season with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley.