This soup is called "fideo" or "sopa seca" -- dry soup -- and is eaten all over Mexico. It is inexpensive and easy to make. This can be comforting when sick but, it is a GREAT side dish with any kind of meat, poultry, fish. To make it more soupy you can add vegetable broth to taste.

Kathy
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Using a large saute pan, fry vermicelli in vegetable oil till golden brown.

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  • In a food processor or blender, blend the water, onion, tomatoes, garlic and salt. Strain.

  • Pour blended mixture over the vermicelli and allow to simmer till all the liquid has been evaporated or absorbed.

Nutrition Facts

216.6 calories; 6.8 g protein; 37.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 4.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2003
Fideo Durango...brown chopped onion and garlic with the fideo stiring constantly.Add water with 14 oz. can of diced tomatos..maybe a dash or two of comino (cumin)This a popular dish in my household. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/10/2003
I did not care for this. Initially after all the liquid evaporated the pasta was still a little hard and tasted very bland so to save it I added some chicken broth parsley pepper and adobo seasoning to liven it up. i will not make this again. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2003
Fideo Durango...brown chopped onion and garlic with the fideo stiring constantly.Add water with 14 oz. can of diced tomatos..maybe a dash or two of comino (cumin)This a popular dish in my household. Read More
(15)
Rating: 2 stars
06/10/2003
I did not care for this. Initially after all the liquid evaporated the pasta was still a little hard and tasted very bland so to save it I added some chicken broth parsley pepper and adobo seasoning to liven it up. i will not make this again. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2003
Fideo Durango...brown chopped onion and garlic with the fideo stiring constantly.Add water with 14 oz. can of diced tomatos..maybe a dash or two of comino (cumin)This a popular dish in my household. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2004
After doctoring this recipe some this soup came out okay. First off I like the soupy kind that you get in Mex restaurants- so I added more liquid. The noodles were alot thicker than the restaurants and I had to add more garlic than the recipe called for. (I did cloves first like it said then added garlic salt) I also added beef flavored boullion cubes because of all the extra liquid I like. After all that it was good... Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2008
Nice for summer days..used to cook it but little bit different.. more watery with chicken stalk Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2013
I believe I had about half of the vermicelli called for. I cheated a little bit and used a partial can (aprox 1/3)of tomato sauce with Garlic and Onion powder already added about 1/4 cup of finely chopped fresh onion a pinch of salt and aprox 1 and 1/2 C water. It turned out perfectly and the taste was a bit mild but my friend that I made it for is 88 and she thought it was just like the style and flavor she remembered so I gave it a 5! Easy and delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2015
My family raved about this. I used a can of reduced sodium chicken broth instead of water and didn't strain it. Had it for a side dish to Chicken & Asparagus with Hollandaise. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2015
Too much work for iffy results. I've made a variation of this recipe for over 30 years using canned tomato sauce dried minced garlic and dried minced onion. Less than 30 minutes start to finish and comes out perfect every time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2013
I can see why Kathy says this is a great side dish for any type of meat. The mild flavor of the dish would go well with any protein. I ve never had dried soup before but I thought this was a nice side dish. I did add some chicken broth and additional water so the vermicelli would be cooked. It may need a little more jazz for those who like a little more kick but it still was very enjoyable. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2019
Rating is based on that I like this soup. easy to make, easy to modify, and filling, Read More