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Confetti Wild Rice
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Serves/Makes:12

Ingredients
  • Confetti Rice:
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups (475 ml) long grain wild rice
  • 4 cups (950 ml) chicken stock
  • 1 cup (225 ml) fresh frozen green peas
  • Annatto oil:
  • 1 cup (225 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) annatto seeds
Preparation
  • To make oil:
  • Bring 1 cup (225 ml) olive oil with 1/2 cup (125 ml) annatto seeds to almost a boil.
  • Simmer 5 minutes.
  • Strain oil and cool.
  • Refrigerate.
  • Use about 1 tsp (5 ml) to 2 tsp (10 ml) in rice dishes.
  • Confetti rice:
  • Saute onions and peppers till soft but not browned.
  • Stir in raw rice and cook a few minutes.
  • Add the stock and annatto oil and bring to a boil.
  • Cover and simmer until rice is tender.
  • Let rest off the heat 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with fork.
  • Season to taste.
  • Stir in thawed green peas.
Comments
Note: Annatto seeds are achiote seeds. The seeds are simmered in oil to extract the orange yellow color used in many Hispanic dishes. The colored oil may color grains, pastries , vegetables or even add a golden yellow color as a poultry baste.

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