Rassolnik

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Rassolnik
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Type Soup
Place of origin Russia
Main ingredients Pickled cucumbers, pearl barley, pork or beef kidneys
Cookbook:Rassolnik  Rassolnik

Rassolnik (Russian: рассольник) is a traditional Russian soup made from pickled cucumbers, pearl barley, and pork or beef kidneys. A vegetarian variant of rassolnik also exists and usually made during a lent.[1] The dish is known to have existed as far back as the 15th century, when it was called kalya.

The key part of rassolnik is the rassol, a liquid based on the juice of pickled cucumbers with some other additions. It is also famous as a hangover treatment.[2]

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