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Mexican Pinwheels

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Pasta de rudea, also known as Mexican Pinwheels, are a delicious traditional snack sold in street markets around Mexico and enjoyed in homes around the country and world. Who knew that they were also the perfect complement to the modern innovation of the microwave? It turns out that they can be made quickly and much healthier by simply throwing them in the microwave for a minute. Without any oil on them from being fried, they are a delicious treat that is perfectly complimented by a mix of lemon juice and whatever spice mix suits your fancy. (Our cajun spice mix works great)  

Whether you grew up in the Hispanic tradition and enjoyed making this snack, or if you are simply looking for something fun and new, Mexican Pinwheels are the best, fastest snack you have never heard of. We know Pasta De Rudea can be challenging to find, so we’ve brought our business online to provide them nationwide. All orders from Don Juan Chiles include free shipping!

thoughts before starting

Not all microwaves have the same amount of power. A strong microwave should fully cook Pasta de Rudea in a minute on high, but a weaker microwave may need more time to cook them. But, be careful not to leave them in for too long because they can burn.  

Be sure to add enough lemon or lime juice to the pinwheels that they can absorb the seasonings that you use, but too much can make them soggy. 

what you will need

  • Microwave safe bowl

  • Measuring cup  

  • Lime juice 


We hope that these images help you bring this delicious snack to life.  

Step 1: Take a medium/large microwave safe bowl and a measuring cup.
Step 2: Measure 2/3 of a cup of uncooked pinwheels and pour them into the microwave safe bowl.
Step 3: Take the bowl and place it in the microwave on high for 1 minute.
Step 4: After a minute in the microwave, check on the pinwheels. If they appear orange and uncooked, shuffle them around in the bowl and microwave for another 15 seconds. If they appear cooked and puffed up, they are ready!
Step 5: Take the cooked pinwheels and add lemon or lime juice.
Step 6: Add lime juice first – you should hear a crackling noise as the hot pinwheels get hit with the lime juice.
Step 7: Add chile powder and other seasonings to the wheels.
Step 8: Provecho! Look at those beauties! Enjoy!

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