Short Cut Mexican Fideo (Vermicelli)

Short Cut Mexican Fideo (Vermicelli)


"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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25 m servings 219 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 693 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  1. 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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.


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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 c...

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, co...

Very basic recipe and a good one. I added 1/2 tsp cumin, garlic, 1/2 cup frozen peas and 1/2 chopped tomatoes.

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, ...

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 bu...

This is a basic Fideo recipe. Always turns out perfect.

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 s...

This tastes so good, I thought I was back at mom's, !

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 jalape...

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