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       Title: Sopa seca (dry soup)
  Categories: Low-Fat, Soups, Mcdougall
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       8 oz Vermicelli; coiled
     1/4 c  Water
       1 sm Onion; chopped
       1    Garlic clove; crushed
       4 oz Green chiles; canned, diced
   2 1/2 c  Vegetable broth
       2 md Tomatoes; chopped
            Fresh ground black pepper; f
            Chopped fresh cilantro; for
  
   Recipe by: The New McDougall Cookbook Preparation Time: 0:15 Place the
   vermicelli in a plastic bag.  Take a rolling pin and roll over the bag
   until the noodles are crumbled.  Set aside.
      Place the water in a large skillet or wok.  Add the onion, garlic, and
   chiles.  Cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the
   vermicelli and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover,
   and cook for 5 minutes. Add the tomato, stir, and continue to cook,
   uncovered, over low heat until all of the liquid is absorbed. Garnish with
   freshly ground black pepper and chopped cilantro.
   
   251 calories, 0.8 grams fat per serving.
   
   Variation:  Add 1/2 cup corn kernels and 1/2 cup thawed frozen or fresh
   green peas to the mixture along with thte noodles and broth.
  
 
   From the collection of Sue Smith, S.Smith34, Uploaded June 16, 1994
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