Vegetable Egg Scramble and Arroz Con Fideos (Rice with Noodles)

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This is one of my favorite comfort meals. It's something my mom used to make for me on a regular basis and I now make it for my husband. It's pretty easy on my sensitive stomach and it's very satisfying. It also makes for a very inexpensive vegetarian dinner.

Make the Arroz con Fideos first then while that's cooking start the Vegetable Egg Scramble.

Arroz con Fideos

2 rounds of angel hair pasta
extra light olive oil
2 cups of rice, rinsed
2 cups of boiling water
salt to taste

Pastene sells Angel Hair rounds. Goya also sells them as "Fideos".

In a pot, heat up a couple drizzles of olive oil until it starts to sizzle and pop. Crumble the angel hair pasta over the oil. Stir and toast until it starts to turn brown. Stay with it because it burns really quickly. You don't want it to burn but you do want it to brown.

Add the 2 cups of rinsed rice to the pot. Stir then add the 2 cups of boiling water and salt to taste. Stir and let sit at medium heat until the pasta and rice have absorbed the water.

Turn the heat to very low and cover. Cook for 11 minutes. Then stir the rice bringing the rice and noodles from the bottom up. Then cook for another 11 minutes.

Vegetable Egg Scramble

10 eggs whisked with 1 tablespoon of water
1 large tomato or 2 plum tomatoes seeded and chopped
2 scallions chopped
1/2 green pepper chopped
Extra light olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet, heat up some extra light olive oil. Once it starts to sizzle, add the vegetables and sautee until the green peppers start to get soft. You'll want to cook the vegetables before hand so that some of the moisture out. I like to cook the green peppers first then add the tomato and scallions later. You can also substitute sliced thin white onion for the scallions.

In a medium bowl, crack 10 eggs. I like to take one egg yolk out to make it a bit lighter. Add 1 tablespoon of water and whisk. The water helps the eggs blend better.

Add the eggs to the skillet with the vegetables. Stir and move the eggs around until fully cooked. You can make this as an omelet but I prefer it scrambled.

Serve with the Arroz Con Fideos and enjoy!

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