Greek Lemon and Rice Soup

Greek Lemon and Rice Soup

Have you ever tried Avgolemono before? This Greek Lemon and Rice Soup is so refreshing! Silky and rich, and oh, so, lemony.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup dried rice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 4 egg yolks


  • In large dutch oven, heat oven medium, and add olive oil, onion, carrot, and celery. Cook until softened, about 6 minutes. Add chicken broth, chicken, and rice. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium-low and cook until rice is tender, about 25 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl whisk egg yolks until frothy, about 2 minutes. Whisk in lemon juice. Slowly add 1 cup of warm chicken broth into the lemon mixture, whisking constantly. Pour mixture back into dutch oven and stir. Let thicken and cook on low heat, making sure the mixture does not boil.
  • Serve soup in bowls.


Serve with lemon slices.
Make sure that the mixture never comes to a boil when you add the eggs— you'll end up with a curdled mess!

Perfect Pairing

Serve this soup with this Strawberry Kale Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing.
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