• In a medium sauté pan, heat the oil and annatto seed over medium heat until sizzling. Lower the temperature and cook until the oil turns yellow, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat. Using a slotted spoon, remove annatto seeds and discard.
  • Reheat the annatto oil over medium-high heat. Saute chile and garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add sausage, tomato and bay leaves and cook and stir until heated through.
  • Stir in cooked rice. Remove and discard bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.