This fideo is simple, quick and delicious. It's great as a light meal or side dish. There are many ways to prepare fideo but for me, this is the quickest. You can add some tomato sauce and a dash of cumin when you add the chicken stock for extra flavor. Add less water if you want drier pasta.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the onion in the hot oil for 1 minute. Stir in the vermicelli and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add the stock and bouillon cubes; cover. Simmer until the vermicelli is tender, 10 to 11 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

219.4 calories; protein 7.2g 14% DV; carbohydrates 37.2g 12% DV; fat 5.3g 8% DV; cholesterol 0.7mg; sodium 693.2mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2008
This is a great recipe when on a tight budget! Easy & good. If I have leftover chicken I shred it & add right before the noodles are done. I also use a chicken bouillon cube and add about 1/2 can tomatoe sauce. My kids love this esp when I add the chicken. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2008
This is a great recipe when on a tight budget! Easy & good. If I have leftover chicken I shred it & add right before the noodles are done. I also use a chicken bouillon cube and add about 1/2 can tomatoe sauce. My kids love this esp when I add the chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
This was very good. I used 1-8oz can of tomato sauce because i didnt have cubes and i added the cumin like the submitter suggested. I also added a pinch of oregano. Served with sour cream cojita cheese lime and tortillas. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2010
Very basic recipe and a good one. I added 1/2 tsp cumin garlic 1/2 cup frozen peas and 1/2 chopped tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
UPDATE: Chicken-y flavor not too tomatoey and not spicy at all. Our vermicilli fideo only comes in 5 oz packages here so I used a 26 oz box of stock and only 1 and about 2/3 the other tomato bullion cube and then simmered it until the liquid was reduced. I added a generous pinch of both ground cumin and oregano. Awesome meal! Original: Thanks Amy! I found my new favorite fideo recipe. This was great. Quick and easy to make. I used chicken boullion cubes instead of tomato and mexican tomato sauce and water for the broth. I did add some comino and topped this with sour cream and some mexican cheese blend. I snuck in a pinch of oregano too as suggested by another reviewer thanks SB for the tip! This turned out great and I will be making this one again (and again). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
Yum! When the noodles were about browned I tossed in 2 cloves of garlic (minced) and 1/2 tsp of cumin to cook for a minute along with the tomato broth powder. I added a few shakes of cayenne black pepper and a can of diced tomatoes during along with the chicken broth. Tasty! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2011
This recipe is the closest to authentic as I have seen. Most people use water and tomato sauce here in Texas. The tomato boullion cubes are good too. Salt and pepper are a must with the tomato sauce though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2009
This tastes so good I thought I was back at mom's! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2011
This is a basic Fideo recipe. Always turns out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2010
i just wanted to add that i make this also but a little different i make the fideo with tomato sauce and cumin and i also make pork chops diced up and cooked in a seprerate pan with diced jalapeno and onion and a little tomato sauce and when done put it on tortilla with little real mayo mixed with lemon juice very very good Read More
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