Don’t be afraid to fry with Grande rice bran healthy oil
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Fried food doesn’t bother me, but it bothers my husband a lot. My husband Jeroen (a chef) wants to airfry everything or panfry with olive oil. The kids don’t care so much. Ben loves tonkatsu and Chris loves his nuggets.
But for those who care about fried stuff, you’ll be glad to know there’s a new product in the market.
Last week we were invited to a cooking demo introducing Grande Rice Bran Oil.
I was happy to see Chef Miko Aspiras who led the demo at The Cookery in BGC.
I really admire Chef Miko Aspiras. I think he’s a madman at desserts. You just have to see his Instagram to find out why.

Chef Miko Aspiras

Chef Miko prepared a three-course meal, starting with Sesame Tuna Aburi Tataki Salad.
We helped with the simple procedures, such as searing the tuna using Grande Rice Bran Oil.

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We also assisted in making mayonnaise using Grande Rice Bran Oil.
Chef torches the tuna with homemade mayo

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Et voila!

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Next Chef Miko made “Pork and Beans.”
Slices of pre-marinated porchetta were deep-fried in Grande rice bran oil and served with a side of panfried beans, chorizo and potatoes.

Grande rice bran oil cooking event
Grande rice bran oil cooking event

For dessert, he made Pili doughnuts with homemade cheese ice cream.
This was my favorite dish!
Chef brought dough balls

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Deep-fried them

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I kind of like this unfinished color

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Topped with edible flora, cinnamon and powdered blueberry. This was so good!!

Grande rice bran oil cooking event

We spoke with Glenn Kelly Tan, whose company brought Grande Rice Bran Oil to the Philippines from Vietnam. He told us what makes the product different from olive oil:
“Rice bran oil is the only oil that’s rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin E, Phytosterols and Oryzanol, which help improve cholesterol levels. Rice bran oil can help improve conditions such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension.”
It benefits the cardiovascular and immune systems. Grande Rice Bran Oil is physically refined, which makes it purer, thus improving health-boosting effects.

Grande rice bran oil cooking event
Glenn Kelly Tan with event host Vince Velasco

Grande Rice Bran Oil can be used for sautéing, searing and deep frying.
The oil’s high smoke point is at 240 to 254 degrees centigrade so you can use it for deep frying and sautéing without the food taste being affected. Because Grande Rice Bran Oil has a neutral taste, it can be used in marinades and for salad dressings.

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Doctors and nutritionists recommend oils that have an equal proportion if saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Rice bran oil has an almost balanced fatty acid composition that is close to this ratio. Rice bran oil is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and free of trans-fats.

The American Heart Association and World Health Organization recommend rice bran oil as the best choice for improving cholesterol levels.

Grande Rice Bran Oil has certifications that it has passed international standards. These include certifications such as Halal Food by Halal Food Agency and HACCP Food Safety Management issued by British Standard Institution (BSI) in Vietnam.

Grande Rice Bran Oil is available at select Rustan’s Marketplace branches and supermarkets nationwide. For more information, go to or Facebook.

Grande Rice Bran Oil is imported and distributed by Grandiose Marketing Inc., the exclusive importer of various agricultural products. The company also provides services in connection with the production of rice products.

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