Preparation info
  • Makes

    ½ cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

Use in any Ecuadorian soup recipe to replace the refrito given.


  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon annatto (achiote) seeds
  • 1 med


In a small saucepan, heat the butter and annatto over low heat until the butter melts. Stir in the onions and cook for 10 minutes, or until translucent. Season with salt and pepper.