I was craving fideo that my Mom used to make when I was growing up. It's basically Mexican-style pasta. So, I made it and it came out really good, if I do say so myself. I don't know why I didn't think of doing this before! Anyway, here's the recipe:
1 package IP rotini
1 tsp olive oil
½ small can of Rotel tomatoes (or plan tomato sauce, if you prefer)
1 clove garlic, crushed
¼ onion, diced
2 tbsp parsley, minced
Lightly brown rotini in the oil. (This will only take a few minutes.) Add the garlic and onion and sauté for a few minutes more. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until rotini are soft. (They will absorb the liquid from the Rotel as they cook.)
Makes 1 serving.
Reached goal 9/11/11. Restarted 1/1/14.