Sopa De Fideo is a comforting soup that's easy to become nostalgic for. Like many of our familial recipes, it's a dish whose exact combination of pasta and broth makes us think of our parents or grandparents who lovingly prepared it for us as children.
1 Teaspoonbetter than bullion stock (no chicken base)or a cube of vegetable stock
limes & hot sauce for serving.
To a large pot add the vegetable oil and heat over medium heat.
Add the fideo and cook for one minute stirring constantly.
Add onions and carrots and lower heat and continue cooking, stirring to prevent the fideo from burning. Sauté until the fideo is toasted and golden brown. (Do not leave pot alone at this stage as the fideo changes color quickly and might burn).
Add the broth, tomato sauce, bullion, cilantro, salt & pepper. Stir to incorporate everything together.
Increase heat to medium-high to bring soup to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes or until fideo is soft.
Remove pot from heat, and allow soup to rest for another five minutes.
Serve with lime wedges, hot sauce and tortillas on the side.
For more solid Fideo (to serve on a plate), use 5 cups of vegetable broth.
If adding vegetables, use 7 to 8 cups of vegetable broth for a soupy consistency.