Arroz Rojo con Achiote

Annacia *

By
@Annacia

I have just been gifted with Achiote powder. This will be the first recipe that I try with it.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

ACHIOTE PASTE

1 Tbsp
ground annatto
1 tsp
oregano (preferably mexican)
1 tsp
ground cumin
1/8 tsp
ground cloves
1
lemon, juice of

ARROZ ROJO

2 Tbsp
safflower oil
1 c
medium grain rice
1/2
of a 14oz can of tomatoes, use whole or diced
1 1/2 c
vegetable stock
1/2
medium onion, coarsely chopped
1
large cloves garlic, mashed (or to taste)
1 Tbsp
achiote paste
1
green bell pepper, sliced into thin 1-inch strips

Step-By-Step

1PASTE:

Simply stir the paste items together until they form a dryish paste, adding a little bit of water from the tap if necessary.
2ARROZ ROJO:

Add tomatoes, onions, garlic, and achiote paste to a blender; blend until smooth. Pass the mixture through a sieve.
3Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the rice and fry, stirring, until the color changes to a light gold (about 5 minutes).
4Stir in the strained tomato/achiote mixture and fry until it is absorbed into the rice.
5Add the stock and the bell peppers. Cover, reduce to medium-low heat and cook for about 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy