Cooking: Greek lemon soup with meatballs

Recipe for a tasty soup

I first picked out the recipe for an Algerian Twitterer, but hadn’t even tried it myself. Today the test (without sauce thickener)

200g rice
500g spinach leaves, frozen
400g minced lamb or beef
1 egg (s)
2 liters of broth
3 tablespoons lemon juice
lemon peel
1bunch parsley, chopped
Sauce thickener, or egg yolk

Boil the rice in 400 ml of salted water and let it cool.
Thaw the spinach, squeeze it out well and chop it roughly.
Knead the mince, half of the rice, the egg and a little oregano, season with salt and pepper. Shape the mixture into small dumplings with wet hands. Boil the broth and let the meatballs simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the lemon juice. Add the spinach and the other half of rice to the soup. Bind with a sauce thickener (or egg yolk) until the desired consistency is achieved. Sprinkle with lemon zest and serve with chopped parsley.