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Bijol

Other names: annotto, achiote

Bijol is also know as "achiote" or "annotto" powder and it is used for coloring rice. It is used to replace the very expensive saffron in many recipes. Bijol does not really duplicate the saffron flavor, but it does have a unique flavor all its own that is unmistakable in Cuban dishes.

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Substitute for bijol

Achiote seed, grind in a coffee grinder. To use bijol as a "color" not flavor substitute for saffron; bring 1/4 cup water about 1 tablespoon bijol to a boil and reduce by half. Use the liquid as a color substitute.

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iliatllamozas
9/28/2010
What is the equivalent of Saffron and Bijol?  Thank you for your help.
sleuthagain
9/28/2010
See the updated substitutes on the "more information" tab.


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