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Fideo Recipe
  • READY IN 21 mins


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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 min
  • COOK

    20 mins

    21 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 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.

Feb 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!

Feb 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.

Sep 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!

Feb 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.

Jun 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!

Apr 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!


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  • Calories
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 543 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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