Freshly ground Achiote Recado Rojo, is made from annatto seeds, a woodsy, earthy spice used in rice dishes across Latin America. Habanero chiles provide a kick and cinnamon and cloves, round out the sweetness. Use this spice blend to create an achiote paste, a thick, deep-red seasoning famous in the Yucatán region of Mexico. We love this blend on everything from grilled chicken wings, arroz con pollo, tamales to certain stews and bean dishes. It can be used in a marinade or dry spice rub for grilled meat or mixed with oil to brush onto seafood.