Diet Recipe: Soup Avgolemono

Another Greek favorite, 200 calories. Please note that if you are not accustomed in the lemon being the main tasting ingredient of a food, probably this recipe isn’t for you. It takes some getting used to, especially for northern people.

Ingredients (for 1)
* 80 gr of fat-free chicken breast (90 cals)
* 17 gr of long grain rice (65 cals)
* 1 egg (80 cals)
* half of a lemon (5 cals)
* 1 small chopped onion
* salt and pepper

1. Cut the chicken in small cubes. Place it in a pan with 3 cups of water and the chopped onion. Boil over medium heat for 5 minutes.
2. Add the rice and salt in the pan and boil until the rice is cooked through as its per package directions. Remove from heat. Squeeze the lemon in it. Stir a few times.
3. In a deep plate add the egg and start beating it with a whisk carefully, until it becomes “one” substance. Then, throw away half of that mixture.
4. Using a deep ladle move some water from the soup over to the plate. Keep beating. Then, move some more water to the plate and keep beating again. The secret is to not let the egg get “cooked” by the hot water. You achieve this by only pouring small amounts of hot soup water each time, slowly, while keep beating the mixture.
5. Pour the plate’s content back to the pan and stir vigorously. Add pepper and serve hot.

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