Created by lazyme on August 5, 2020
Step 1: In a Dutch oven pot or medium deep pot heat the achiote oil.
Step 2: Add in the refrito: chopped red onion, garlic cloves, red bell pepper, parsley, and cilantro. Saute for 2 minutes.
Step 3: Add in salt, ground pepper, 1 teaspoon cumin, and 1 teaspoon oregano. Saute for another 2 minutes.
Step 4: Place chicken drumsticks in the pot and stir to combine all flavorings. Saute for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Then add in the chicken broth and whole scallions. Stir and bring to a boil, about 10 minutes.
Step 6: Pour in the rice and soaking water. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and 1/2 teaspoon of oregano. Stir and cook for 20 minutes.
Step 7: Add in potatoes, cover pot, cook for 10 minutes.
Step 8: Add in carrots, cover pot, and cook until fork tender, about 10 minutes.
Step 9: Add in peas, cover pot, and cook for another 5 minutes.
Step 10: Season soup with salt and pepper and serve soup when chicken meat is falling off the bone, all vegetables are tender, and when it's thick.
Step 11: Serve along with sliced avocados, a wedge of lime, and hot sauce.