Zesty Citrus Rice Delight

A Refreshing Vegetarian Twist on Classic Lemon Rice Soup

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Zesty Citrus Rice Delight

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 30 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Savor the tangy and comforting flavors of this Zesty Citrus Rice Delight, a vegetarian-friendly soup that’s perfect for any season. Light yet filling, this dish combines the zestiness of lemon with the heartiness of rice, creating a perfect balance that will tantalize your taste buds. Ideal for a cozy night in or as a refreshing meal on a warm day, this soup is sure to become a staple in your recipe collection.



  1. Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. In a large pot, bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Add the rice, carrots, onion, and celery.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the fresh lemon juice and lemon zest.
  5. Slowly whisk in the beaten egg to the lemon mixture.
  6. Take a cup of the hot soup and gradually add it to the lemon-egg mixture to temper it.
  7. Pour the tempered lemon-egg mixture back into the pot, stirring constantly.
  8. Season with salt and white pepper.
  9. Cook for a couple more minutes until the soup is heated through and slightly thickened.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!


  • – For an even more flavorful experience, consider using homemade vegetable broth.
    – Adjust the amount of lemon juice and zest to suit your taste preferences.
    – This soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for longer storage.
Keywords:Vegetarian, Lemon, Rice, Soup, Healthy, Easy, Citrus, Comfort Food
Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.5g3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 900mg38%
Total Carbohydrate 28g10%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Yes, you can substitute brown rice, but keep in mind it will increase the cooking time.

Is this soup gluten-free?

Yes, as long as the vegetable broth used is certified gluten-free, this soup is gluten-free.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

To make this vegan, omit the egg or use a vegan egg substitute to thicken the soup.

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    05/19/2024 07:35 am GMT

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