- 2 cups olive oil or vegetable oil
- 1 cup achiote or annatto seeds
- salt a pinch
- Pinch of salt
Achiote oil is made from annatto seeds and olive or vegetable oil - depending on your preference. Vegetable oil allows the achiote to have a more neutral taste. It's used in many Latin American dishes to add flavor and color, for example: yellow rice. You can sometimes find achiote oil in your local latin super markets, but if you cannot, this is a super simple recipe for you to make your own achiote, or annatto oil, at home.
The achiote oil can be used to sauté onions, garlic, and other vegetables, but you can also use it on fish and chicken before grilling. You can also add some to mashed potatoes, rice, bread dough or pasta dough before cooking. It adds a delicious taste!