15 Minute Egg Drop Soup

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 280
Protein 20g
Fat 16g
Carbs 17g
Total Time 15 minutes


15 Minute Egg Drop Soup


15 Minute Egg Drop Soup
Ingredients for 3 servings

  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth though chicken is HIGHLY recommended)
  • 1 bouillon cube (optional but recommended if you want a richer flavor)
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper (if you are sensitive to spice use 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (for yellow coloring)
  • Slurry
    • 1/3 cup water
    • 4 tablespoons arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
  • 5 whole eggs
  • Garnish
    • green onion
    • wonton crisps
  • Add-ons to consider
    • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger in the broth
    • frozen corn
  1. Pour the chicken broth in a pot, then set it on medium-high heat.  Bring to a gentle simmer and season to taste with sea salt, then add sesame oil and white pepper (and turmeric).
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the slurry mix of water and arrowroot.  Mix it well and ensure the starch is not settling on the bottom of the bowl/cup.  Ensure the soup is NOT boiling, then slowly stir in the slurry mix.  Careful not to add it too quickly or else it will clump.  If you desire your egg drop soup to be thicker, then mix another tablespoon of arrowroot to 2 tablespoons of water, then add to the soup.
  3. Lightly beat the eggs – you should see both egg white and yolk, then begin to stir the soup in a slow circular motion.  How fast you stir the soup will determine the size  of the egg “flowers” as you pour in the eggs.  Slowly pour and continue stirring in a circular motion until all of the eggs have been added.
    15 Minute Egg Drop Soup
  4. Season to taste with sea salt or low sodium soy, then garnish with green onion and wonton crisps.
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