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Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a copycat version of sazon, which I always use in Puerto Rican dishes. Other versions of this recipe call for only paprika or turmeric. I find adding both achieves the reddish-orange color without affecting flavor. The salt in this recipe can be reduced or omitted as many dishes call for additional salt. I prefer to omit and just add salt as needed to dishes while I'm cooking. I hope you will enjoy it!"
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5 m servings 12
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Combine coriander, cumin, garlic powder, annatto, turmeric, black pepper, salt, and Mexican oregano in an air-tight container and mix well.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you can't find ground annatto, use ground paprika. Mexican oregano is preferred but regular oregano works well, too.
  • Use 1 1/2 teaspoons of this mix to equal 1 packet of commercial sazon.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 12 calories; 0.3 2.1 0.5 0 578 Full nutrition

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Excellent! I use Sazon often and keep in in my freezer. Now I can make my own, it is so simple, AND there is no MSG. Perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Quick and easy. I suggest you double or triple the recipe if you plan to save it for later use.

I'm happy this recipe worked out for Soup Loving Nicole and Cookie Lover! :-) As the author of this recipe, I want to point out an error in the ingredient list. If you are using annatto, omit th...

Omitted the turmeric. Very easy to make and delicious!