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How to Season a Molcajete + VIDEO

Watch the VIDEO or follow the step-by-step tutorial on how to season a molcajete. Once you’re done, it will be ready to make delicious Mexican food.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1


  • 1 unseasoned molcajete
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • Water


  • Add ¼ cup rice to a molcajete
  • Grind until the rice is powdery.
  • Add a few tablespoons of water to the molcajete.
  • (Enough to create a paste).
  • Using the mortar, mix the water and rice and grind the entire bowl.
  • Make sure you also get the sides of the bowl.
  • Rinse.
  • Add the garlic cloves to the molcajete.
  • Grind the garlic with the mortar.
  • Add the remaining rice to the molcajete.
  • Grind to mix the rice and garlic to create a thick paste.
  • Add some more water.
  • (Enough to create a paste)
  • Mix with the mortar and grind, scraping the sides.
  • If the mixture is gray, rinse and repeat this step.
  • If not, rinse and air dry.
  • It will take 24 hours before it’s ready to use.