For my comment on fideo, see Fideo Delicioso.

3 T vegetable oil
5 oz dry fideo noodles
1/2 C chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1/8 t ground cumin
1-1/2 t salt
2 large tomatoes
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
3-4 C chicken or vegetable broth

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add fideo and saute, stirring occasionally, until golden. Add onion and saute 2 minutes. Remove from heat. In blender, liquify garlic, cumin, salt, and tomatoes. Return skillet to heat and add liquified mixture and bell pepper. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir in broth. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until fideo is cooked. Add water, as needed for consistency.
Serves 4-6.