This version has fewer eggs than some of the recipes out there, which keeps it from feeling too rich. I used whole eggs here for simplicity, but this soup is a great use for leftover egg yolks. Now that I know how simple avgolemono is to make, I can't believe I haven't been making it for years.
2 quarts turkey stock (or low-sodium chicken stock)
3/4 cup long grain white rice
2 cups roasted turkey, shredded
2 lemons, juiced
Heat stock in a large, heavy bottomed pot until boiling. Add rice, reduce heat to a simmer, cover. Cook 8-10 minutes, until rice is almost fully cooked but still al dente. Remove soup from heat and add shredded turkey.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs and then whisk in lemon juice. One ladle at a time, whisk hot soup slowly into egg mixture. This will temper the eggs and allow them to heat without curdling. Once you have added 3 or 4 ladles, pour warm egg mixture into soup pot. Return to low heat and cook, while stirring, until soup has thickened slightly but has not come to a boil.
Serve immediately with a salad and crusty bread.
(Images: Stephanie Barlow)