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Creamy Greek Lemon Rice Soup |Avgolemono

Greek lemon rice soup aka, Avgolemono, would become the go-to easy weeknight recipe you will love. Prepared with a few ingredients and bunch of veggies, this soup is definitely the most refreshing and quick to prepare.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Main, Sides
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings


  • 80 g risotto rice
  • 1000 ml water
  • ½ onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 100 g broccoli
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp vegeta - vegetable stock powder/seasoning
  • 3 tbsp olive oi
  • 1 tsp dried parsley


  • Preheat the pot over medium heat and add the olive oil. Meanwhile, dice or grate the onion and the carrot.
  • Add everything in the olive oil and fry for 4-5 minutes or until it’s reduced in size while mixing from time to time.
  • Once the veggies are cooked, add the water in and wait until it starts boiling.
  • Rinse and drain the rice, and once the water is boiling, add it in. Boil for 12-15 minutes.
  • Chop the broccoli on mini broccoli florets. And boil them separately for 1-2minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, add the egg and juice of one lemon, whisk everything well until the egg mixture is smooth.
  • Slowly add 2 ladles of the boiling broth in the egg and lemon while constantly whisking. Once fully combined, add the eggs back to the chicken broth.
  • Add the seasoning Vegeta, salt. Leave it to rest for 10-15 minutes, serve the soup in bowls, add the boiled broccoli, and parsley on top.


  • Add the rice once the water starts boiling. This way, it won't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Whisk the egg/s until it gets completely smooth. 
  • Don’t add the eggs directly to the boiling water. In the eggs lemon sauce, slowly add 2 ladles of the boiling broth while constantly whisking - this way, you won't get egg lumps.
  • Seasoning is preferred, especially because we don't use chicken or any other meat in the soup. I find it most delicious to use Vegeta, and it is my special ingredient for this recipe. Or if you don't have vegetable broth or seasoning would a good job as well.