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Egg and Lemon Soup

6 cups chicken or fish stock
1/3 cup short grain rice or small soup noodles
salt to taste
3 eggs, separated
juice of 1 large lemon
white pepper

Bring stock to the boil and add rice or noodles and salt to taste. Stir
until stock returns to a slow boil, cover and simmer gently or 20 minutes
or until rice or noodles are tender. Skim during cooking if necessary. In
a bowl beat egg whites until stiff, add yolks and beat until light and
creamy. Gradually beat in lemon juice. Ladle about a quarter of the
simmering soup into the eggs, whisking constantly. Gradually add egg
mixture to soup, stirring vigorously. Remove soup from heat. Keep
stirring for 1 minute and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve
immediately. Serves 6

*Soup doesn't reheat well at all. Can prepare the stock beforehand, but the
rice must be cooked in the stock just before it is required for serving.

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