Homemade sazon seasoning is a mix gorgeous Latin spices, including achiote and cumin and other warm spices.
My black beans and rice will never be the same ever since discovering homemade sazon seasoning! I can't even explain the depth of addiction I have for this blend. The flavors are bold, the color is vibrant and my pallet is forever grateful.
Having lived in Southern California, we saw the best of the best Mexican food, but Puerto Rican flavors are truly special. I have to dedicate this sazon inspiration to Ida from Sweets and Beyond. She has a Youtube cooking channel with authentic Puerto Rican dishes that are out of this world!
What is Sazon?
Sazon seasoning is a blend of beautiful Latin spices with the dominant ingredient being achiote or also called annatto. Annatto comes from the seeds of the achiote tree which are ground up to a powder. The color is so vibrant that it will give a gorgeous red-orange hue to whatever your cooking, such as my one pot sazon chicken with black beans.
Homemade Sazon is just like the Goya Sazon Recipe, but better!
A few notes: You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry except for the annatto, which can be easily found at many Latin markets. Sazon is also sold as a blend itself, most recognizable by the Goya brand, but most contain MSG, which I am highly sensitive to, so making your own sazon blend will be much healthier. Also, I did not add any salt to the mix, where many pre-made blends do. I always feel like you should season with salt as you wish so you have more control over salt content.
Homemade Sazon Mix
- Mix all ingredients together and pour into spice jar.