Annatto Oil (Poor Man's Saffron) Recipe

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15 mins (prep 5, cooking 10)
2 ingredients
2 cups
Annatto seeds are used in variety of Ethnic cuisines including Portuguese, Spanish, Basque, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban , Jamaican, Yucatan and Filipino. When the seeds are ground to a paste it is called Achiote and is used in marinades and rubs. Often termed "poor man's saffron" it is used for the natural red-yellow color and slightly bitter flavor it imparts to rice, poultry and seafood. It is also used as coloring agent for many types of cheese. Add a tablespoon or two of the oil to rice or Paella dishes and your guests will think they are eating saffron. Tightly sealed it will store for long periods of time refrigerated. The seeds and paste can be found in Latino markets in bulk or packaged.

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Serving Size (354.9 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 2091.54 Calories from Fat 2129.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 236.6g 728.0%
Saturated Fat 17.43g 174.26%
Trans Fat 0.93g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 20111.0mg 1675.92%
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


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