Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Another little recipe I found in our local paper. This one has NO meat in it, but feel free to add pieces of chicken or other tender meat to this mix. Small pieces will cook in the time required for the noodles to become tender. Or, just serve with grilled or pan seared chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a wide skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook for 10 min, until quite reduced in size and golden, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 min more.
  4. Break the vermicelli into short lengths (2 inches or so) and add them to the skillet as you do.
  5. Stir and cook for 3-4 minute They will turn opaque and then begin to brown.
  6. Stir them often, and when many of them are brown and the others are opaque, add the salt, pepper, cumin, green chilies, tomato sauce, and water.
  7. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  8. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 min or until the noodles are tender.
Most Helpful

Made this per recipe, except used chicken stock instead of water. Makes a great side dish for a large mexican meal. Totally yummy!

duke246 December 01, 2013

I used chicken broth instead of water and added about 1/4 lb. of browned ground beef (fat drained). Sprinkled the finished fideo with grated queso fresco.

Lynn in MA November 18, 2013

It's hard for me to rate this recipe. We really enjoyed the end result but really had to doctor up the recipe. I used veggie broth and tasted it while it simmered and there wasn't much going on so I added 1 1/2 t of chili powder, a t of garlic powder and a big squeeze of lemon juice. Served with a side of pinto beans and coleslaw. Hubby added some chicken to his meal. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It's always fun to try something new.

Lucky in Bayview January 04, 2016