Guam Red Rice

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by PamLuvs2Cook

Being a military family we get the pleasure of meeting people from all over the world. My girlfriend who lives in Guam gave me this recipe. So that I don't misplace it I'm putting it into my cookbook for later use.

Top Review by Neecee1649

I love Guamanian food. My Husband (Air Force) and I got to live on Guam for only 2 years. We absolutely loved it. The seeds can also be called annatto seeds. It's the same thing

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons achiote seeds
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups rice


  1. Soak achiote seeds in 1/2 cup warm water for 30 minutes. Add salt. Using a spoon press the achiote seeds to get color. Strain liquid into a pot big enough to hold all the ingredients, bring to a boil.
  2. Saute onions in oil.
  3. Add rinsed rice to the boiling achiote colored water. Reduce heat to medium-high for five minutes or until water evaporates. Reduce heat to low, coer pot and cook for 15 more minutes.

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