Dec 30, 2016

Jasmine Yellow Rice

Just looking at this picture makes my mouth water. I love rice and I love jasmine rice even more.  So I figured why not combine the foods I love the most with the flavors I love the most. So I cooked this pot of rice with rich Latin flavors and colors and the result was spectacular! I used Achiote/Annanto these terms are used interchangeably. It is a culinary spice used as a colorant but in larger amounts it imparts an earthy, peppery flavor with a little bitterness.  It can be used in place of saffron and it's a who;e lot cheaper. I personally prefer this over saffron because I believe the saffron imparts too much of a musty flavor. Traditionally it was used for much more then cooking. They also used it as cosmetics, fabric dye, body paint, sunscreen, insect repellent, and as medicine.  Interestingly enough it was also used to treat Diabetes, snakebites and epilepsy.  However,  I use it because it taste good.