Aceite de Achiote (Annatto Oil)

Although annatto doesn't add much flavor, it gives the oil a bright orange-red color.

This recipe goes with Sofrito, Asopao de Pollo (Traditional Chicken Asopao)

Yield: 2 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 119
  • Calories from fat: 100%
  • Fat: 13.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 10g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g


  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1/2 cup annatto (achiote seed)


  1. Combine the oil and seeds in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cook 5 minutes. Cool. Strain through a sieve into a bowl; discard seeds.
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