Achiote Oil
5 mins (prep 1, cooking 4)
2 ingredients
0.5 servings
Annatto seeds, known as achiote (ah-chee-OH-tay) in Spanish, are small irregularly shaped, deep reddish colored seeds about the size of a lentil. They grow in pods but are sold loose in jars in the spice aisle. Steeping annatto (achiote) seeds in hot oil for a few minutes will do more than give the oil a brilliant orange-gold color; it will infuse it with a nutty, delicate aroma and add a quick kick to whatever you use it in. In addition to using achiote oil in traditional yellow rice or to sauté onions, garlic and such, you can use it straight, painted onto fish and poultry headed for the grill or broiler. Word of caution - this *can and will* stain whatever it touches!

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , <-15-mins , condiments,-etc. , easy , north-american , mexican , quick , central-american , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (266.18 g)
Servings 0.5
Amount per Serving
Calories 2129.4 Calories from Fat 2129.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 236.6g 182.0%
Saturated Fat 30.63g 76.59%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 5028.6mg 104.76%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.0mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4