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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fideo pasta

  • 1 ½ cups water, divided

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce, divided

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add fideo; cook and stir until browned.

  2. Add 1 cup water and 1/2 of the tomato sauce to fideo. Season with chili powder, cumin, and garlic salt; stir to blend. Bring to a boil and cook until liquid has almost evaporated.

  3. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup water and remaining tomato sauce. Cover and cook over medium heat until fideo is tender and sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
8g Fat
47g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 543mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 311mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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