Greek lemon rice soup, also known as Avgolemono, is one of those dishes that reminds me of home. The funny part about this is that my family never actually made the soup, nor are we Greek. Lemon Rice soup is a staple dish at almost all of the Greek restaurants back where I grew up in Northwest Indiana. I spent many a late night in these restaurants talking with friends about the meaning of life while sipping on this comforting concoction. It’s a soup that I still crave from time to time, but unfortunately it’s a lot harder to find here in California. In order to curb these cravings, I’ve been experimenting with recipes to try to perfect this delicious soup. After countless tries, I think I may finally have a winner. Below is my recipe for my version of Greek Lemon Rice Soup (Northwest Indiana Style). It’s as close as I can get to the ones from back home. What’s great about this soup is that it seriously has only four ingredients, well five, if you want to add chicken. I actually included a cup of shredded chicken since I had it leftover in the refrigerator. You can easily omit it and the soup won’t lose any flavor. Let me know if you end up making it. I would love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy! If your looking for other hearty recipes be sure to check out my Spinach Quinoa Salad.
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I’m from NWI!! Maxims made THE best lemon rice soup. Though I could be biased lol my grandma worked there since they had opened and the owners family is like my own.
I’ve never tried Maxims. I will have to stop by and try it this summer when I visit! I always loved Jedi’s Garden in Griffith.