Annatto oil​​

Annatto is a natural rich orange-red colorant with an earthy, musky, slightly peppery flavor with a hint of nutmeg.  This condiment is widely used in Latin America, and has been used since pre-Colombian Times It can be ground into powder, turned into a paste, or infused into oil.

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Cook Time


Total Time

8 - 10

En Español​​

  • 1 cup vegetable oil or olive oil
  • ½ cup annatto seeds
In a small saucepan heat the oil over low heat. When the oil is hot, add the annatto seeds and cook for about 4 - 5 minutes or until the oil becomes orange red, let cool completely, strain the oil into a Jar, discarding the seeds.

Cook's Notes

You can make orange rice or pasta with annatto oil. Store annatto oil in an airtight container or in a jar