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Achiote (Puerto Rican Annatto) Oil


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  • 2 cups vegetable oil,
  • 1 cup achoite (annatto) seeds


Servings 2
Cooking time 5mins


Step 1

Mix oil and seeds together in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until seeds start to bubble. Simmer over heat for 5 minutes, or until oil colors a deep reddish-orange. Cool, strain and store in a cool place.

Substitute a little turmeric, paprika or saffron in a recipe if achiote is unavailable.

This oil is used around the Caribbean to add a yellowish-orange color to dishes, especially arroz con pollo.


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