Yogurt & Orzo Soup

On cold winter days nothing warms you up better then a cup of soup.  I’ve mentioned several times how much I love soups.  At home I make a large variety of soups as often as I can.  The powder packaged soups I purchase from the store come in really handy, when I don’t have the time.  When I have time especially on the weekends, I love to prepare some hearty soups.

This week I’ve noticed I am posting things related to milk & yogurt.  This was not intentional, it just sort fell into place rather into posting.  This soup in particular is very different and very tasty.  The original recipe belongs to a good friend of mine, she is from Konya, she and her sister make this soup and taste is out of the world.  She had once given me the recipe, but when I was looking for it over the weekend, I could not find it.  I used ingredients that I remember that belonged to the recipe and it turned out great.


  • 2 tablespoons of white all purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of orzo
  • 4-5 cups of water (chicken stock)
  • salt (as per your taste pods)
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of mint  – topping
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika – topping
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil – topping


  1. Cook the orzo AL DANTE in small sauce pan – as you would any sort of pasta – drain excess water.
  2. In a soup pot, add in the flour, egg yolks and yogurt mix well.  Mix thoroughly making sure the flour and eggs and yogurt are incorporated well. Will have a nice smooth texture.  Pour in your 4 cups water and mix well.
  3. Over a medium heat, bring the the soup mixture to a broil.  Add the salt and butter.  Stir continuously until the mixture begins to broils.
    Note: If the mixture is to thick add in that extra cup of water.
  4. Once your mixture broils, take off from hear.  Add in your drained orzo and stir everything well.

          ~ See picture above – drizzled paprika & olive oil

  1. In a small sauce pan heat up the olive oil. Once it is hot, just drop in the teaspoon of paprika and mix it a bit.
  2. Drizzle the top of the soup with the heated olive oil and paprika and sprinkle some mint!

Serve & Enjoy!

2 Responses to “Yogurt & Orzo Soup”

  1. Lubna Karim on 06 Feb 2009 at 5:55 AM #

    Wow looks tempting.

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