Achiote Oil | Annatto Oil

Achiote oil is used to give foods a beautiful orange color! Add it to your rice or the masa for pasteles.
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Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Latin
Keyword: achiote oil, annattoo seed
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Neyssa
Cost: $2



  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of annatto seed


  • Add oil and annatto seeds to a pot and warm over medium heat.
  • Once oil begins to simmer lower heat to low and allow to cook an extra five minutes.
  • Remove pot from heat and allow achiote oil to cool completely before draining over a fine mesh strainer


Do not overheat! If annatto seeds begin to burn or turn green, it will become bitter.
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