Starters & Light meals

Organic egg, lemon, courgette and basmati soup

15 minutes
25 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Laibach The Ladybird Organic White Blend 2007

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  • 200 g organic basmati rice
  • 8 cups organic-chicken stock
  • 8-12 small organic courgettes, thinly sliced
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 organic eggs

Simmer the rice in 500ml (2 cups) stock, covered, for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave covered for 5 minutes.
Heat the remaining stock with the sliced courgette and some seasoning, until tender. Using a slotted spoon, remove the cooked courgette then set aside to keep warm.
Whisk the eggs with the lemon juice, until foamy. Strain then gradually add to the hot stock, whisking continuously until warm and frothy.
Turn the rice and courgette into a large bowl. Add the hot, frothy soup, check seasoning then serve.

Cook’s tip: As an alternative, use organic brown basmati or organic long-grain white or brown rice.

Per serving: 431.9kJ, 5.9g protein, 3.1g fat, 12.3g carbs

TASTE’s take:
Fresh organic chicken and vegetable stocks form the basis of these robust one-pot winter soups and broths.

Phillippa Cheifitz

Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz

Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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