Achiote Oil "Aceite de Achiote"

Achiote Oil "Aceite de Achiote"

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  • Serving: Makes about 1 cup

Use this tasty oil made from achiote/annatto seeds to saute the veggies for our Pigeon Pea Rice "Arroz de Gandules" recipe. 


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons achiote/annatto seeds


  1. To make the achiote oil, pour the oil and achiote seeds in a pot or skillet. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 10 minutes. The oil will be reddish-orange from the achiote. Strain the oil, discard the achiote seeds and set aside to cool.


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