This fideo recipe was given to me by my mother in-law. It goes great with any meat dish including carne asada. I use this recipe in place of rice as my side dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 min
cook:
20 mins
total:
21 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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 oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the fideo, and fry until browned. Pour in half of the can of tomato sauce, and 1 cup of the water. Season with cumin, garlic salt and chili powder, and stir to blend. Bring to a boil, and cook until the liquid has almost evaporated.

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  • Stir in the remaining tomato sauce and water. Cover, and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the fideo is tender, and the sauce has thickened.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 8.8g; carbohydrates 46.6g; fat 8.1g; sodium 543.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
EXCELLENT! I sauted 1/2 onion along with the fideo for about 7 minutes stirring constantly so that the fideo wouldn't burn. Added 2 garlic cloves for 30 seconds. Added 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, 1/2 can tomato sauce, cumin, and salt. After liquid became creamy I added the 2nd half of the sauce as directed.So I really didn't change it up that much. Just added personal tastes. I will definetly use this recipe again. Oh..when I ate it I had shredded chicken with white corn tortillas on the side. THIS ONE IS A KEEPER! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
FIRSTLY, YOU SAUTE ONION AND GARLIC, ADDING PASTA TO BROWN, THEN ADDING CAN OF TOMATOES, CUMIN AND HOT WATER TO COVER AND ALLOW TO COOK TILL TENDER, ABOUT 10 MINUTES, SEASON TO TASTE. CHILI IS NEVER NEVER ADDED. I KNOW OF WHAT I SPEAK, BECAUSE THAT IS MY CULTURE AND I HAVE MADE IT 10000 TIMES. Read More
(71)
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
EXCELLENT! I sauted 1/2 onion along with the fideo for about 7 minutes stirring constantly so that the fideo wouldn't burn. Added 2 garlic cloves for 30 seconds. Added 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, 1/2 can tomato sauce, cumin, and salt. After liquid became creamy I added the 2nd half of the sauce as directed.So I really didn't change it up that much. Just added personal tastes. I will definetly use this recipe again. Oh..when I ate it I had shredded chicken with white corn tortillas on the side. THIS ONE IS A KEEPER! Read More
(162)
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2006
I make this by browning the rice, then adding 4 Tbsp. tomato paste, 1 tsp. chicken boullion, garlic salt and parsley to taste and water. The chicken bullion takes out the strong tomato taste and adds good flavor. This is excellent served with pinto beans and pork chili, tamales, enchiladas, almost anything! Read More
(98)
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2006
I didn't have the fideo noodles, but I did have a 1/2 pkg of angel hair pasta that I just broke up into 1/4th's. I really liked the flavor and texture of this dish. It's very similar to something I had at a restuarant many years ago. Great change from rice. I don't eat pasta very often, but I will remember this one. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
FIRSTLY, YOU SAUTE ONION AND GARLIC, ADDING PASTA TO BROWN, THEN ADDING CAN OF TOMATOES, CUMIN AND HOT WATER TO COVER AND ALLOW TO COOK TILL TENDER, ABOUT 10 MINUTES, SEASON TO TASTE. CHILI IS NEVER NEVER ADDED. I KNOW OF WHAT I SPEAK, BECAUSE THAT IS MY CULTURE AND I HAVE MADE IT 10000 TIMES. Read More
(71)
Rating: 2 stars
01/31/2005
WAY to much chili powder. All you can taste is the chili powder. Cut back to 1 teaspoon or less. It shouldn't be that red in color. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2008
This dish is awesome! If you add diced tomatoes with chillies and then some Ranchero cheese on top it is without a doubt five stars! And so easy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2010
I really love to make this when I have company over and also for myself. I grew up eating this stuff though I do add a cube of chicken bouillon for more flavor. It always surprises people who are expecting rice and beans with Mexican meal. It's great! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2006
I thought this recipe was wonderful! This was my first time making fideo... I added a few extra spices as I went along. Very cheap and easy to make! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2008
So yummy and spicy I served this as a side dish with empanadas. I am going to make this again as a main dish with corn and pork pieces mixed into it. Read More
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