GV Michel Premium Oatmeal of Australia: Sharing The Oat Cooking Demonstration Recipes

Today, I was able to attend a cooking demonstration by Chef Lawrence Zafra where he used a very healthy ingredient - GV MIchel Premium Oatmeal of Australia in various ways.

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I recall when we were little, we used to enjoy sugary breakfast cereals. My personally favorite was the Lucky Charms and Rice Krispies. Later on, as we grew Older, we noticed our bodies are having slower metabolic mechanism. Thus, we looked for a better alternative - oatmeal.  We have different variants of oatmeal at home to adopt to our schedules.  Every Sundays, one of us would cook the ordinary oatmeal for breakfast all of us in just one batch.  As Sundays are a school and non-work day, all of us are usually in the house in the morning and we have breakfast together as a family bonding time. For our usual business days, we would just use the instant ones so we could just add hot water and we already have a heavy, hearty and healthy breakfast.

Since my mom has been suffering from hypertension (a disease that has plagued our family for generations), we're having oatmeal for breakfast more and more. So, I could really relate with Chef Lawrence Zafra when he shared that he was a survivor of heart attack.  Because of that horrible experience, he has made oatmeal his regumentary breakfast ever since. 

Oatmeal Caldo Recipe (Using GV Michel Premium Rolled Oats) 
When Chef Zafra demonstrated using MV Michel's Premium Rolled Oats to make the Oats Caldo, I was really enlightened.  I was happy with my oats, milk and honey combo. But, having more options is better.  Basically, it's almost the same recipe as Arroz Caldo but you substitute it with oats.  The texture is almost the same.  The only differences are: (1) oatmeal absorbs more salt so try to bare little less saltiness for healthsake (2) oatmeal cooks faster than rice (3) oatmeal is lower in glycemic index.

Oatmeal Caldo Ingredients:
  • Olive oil – 3 tbsp
  • Garlic, minced – 1 tbsp
  • Onion, minced – ½  tbsp
  • Ginger, minced – ½  tbsp
  • Roast chicken, shredded – 2 cups
  • Water – 6 cups
  • GV Michel Premium Rolled Oats – 2 cups
  • Fish sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
Oatmeal Caldo Condiments:
  • Spring onion, chopped
  • Crushed chicharon
  • Calamansi
  • Hard Boiled Egg
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Oats Caldo
Step 1: Heat pan. Add olive oil. Saute garlic onion and ginger. Add shredded roast chicken. 

Step 2: Boil premium rolled oats (1:1) and simmer for 5-minutes of until desires consistency.
oats caldo
Step 3: Season with fish sauce, salt and pepper. (subject to your taste)
oats caldo
Step 3: Once it's fully cooked (looks like cooked rice arroz caldo), place in a bowl and add condiments of your choice.  Serve with calamansi on the side.  
oats caldo
Ham and Cheese Oat Fritters Recipe
ham and cheese oat fritters
Ham and Cheese Fritters
For something enjoyable that kids could eat, you can use GV Michel's Premium Instant Oatmeal to make Ham and Cheese Fritters.  According to Chef Zafra this is perfect for baon since it stays crispy for a long time.  And, t is convenient because you can premake it and freeze and then cook just cook it at a later time.  

Ham and Cheese Filler Recipe (Using GV Michel Premium Instant Oats) 
Honestly, I found the stuffing of the fritters a bit bland for my keen taste buds so I suggest that this should come with an interesting dip like ketchup, thousand island (ketchup and mayo), aoilo or sweet and sour.

Step 1: Step the instant oatmeal in hot water (1:1) for 3 minutes.

Step 2: Mix it well with ham and cheese cubes.

Ham and Cheese Oatmeal Fritter Breading Recipe (Using GV Michel Premium Rolled Oats) 
ham and cheese oat fritters

Ham and Cheese Oatmeal Fritter Ingredients:
  • GV Michel Oats – 2 cups 
  • Hot water – 1 ½ cups
  • Cheddar cheese, grated – ½ cup
  • Sweet ham, chopped – ½ cup
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
  • Egg – 2 pcs
  • Flour – ½ cup
  • GV Michel Premium Rolled Oats – ½ cup 
  • Oil for deep frying
Step 1:  Soak GV Michel Premium Instant Oats in Water.  Set aside for a few minutes.  

Step 2: Add cheddar cheese and ham in the pre-soaked oats, season with salt and pepper.

Step 3:  Shape into logs or balls. 

Step 4: Apply the breading technique (FEB: Flour, Egg and Breading - in this case oats).  Coat each with flour,  egg, and oats. Chill for a few minutes.
*Chef Zafra advises to use oatmeal as breading in any dish for better texture and healthier too.

Step 5: Heat oil in frying pan. Fry prepared ham and cheese oatmeal logs until golden brown.

3 Mushroom and Oatmeal Risotto Recipe ( (Using GV Michel Premium Rolled Oats) 
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Mushroom Oat Risotto
Paella rice or the short-grained rice is quite expensive so oatmeal is a cheaper and healthier option.

3 Mushroom and Oatmeal Risotto Ingredients (Using GV Michel Premium Rolled Oats) 
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Onion, minced – 2 tbsp
  • Button mushroom, chopped – ¼ cup
  • Fresh shiitake, chopped – ¼ cup
  • Oyster mushrooms, chopped -  ¼ cup
  • White wine – 1 tbsp
  • Cream – 3 tbsp
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
  • GV Michel rolled oats – 2 cup
  • Hot water – 1 ½ cup
  • Parsley, chopped for garnish

Step 1: Heat pan.  Put 1/4 cup of the creamiest butter you can find and saute the mushrooms (button mushroom, shitake and oyster mushroom) and onions. Never let it brown.
NOTE: When you're using fresh mushrooms never wash it, just brush of grass or soil because mushrooms absorbs water.

Step 3: Add white wine.
NOTE: When you're using cream-based always use white wine. Any pasta dish needs wine for a deeper flavor.)

Step 4: Add all-purpose cream.

Step 5: Season with salt and pepper.

Step 6: Add the GV Michel Premium Rolled Oats
Step 7: Wait till the Rissotto looks creamy but a little runny.

Step 8: Garnish with parsley (and with parmesan cheese - optional)
NOTE: better if Italian Parsley - not curly in appearance because its tastier

Step 9: Drizzle with olive oil.
NOTE: Chef  Zafra advises to use olive oil only for drizzling after-cooking and for salad. It's not advisable for frying.

Healthy and Hearty Oatmeal Cookies (Using GV Michel Premium Rolled Oats) 
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Healthy and Hearty Oatmeal Cookie
Healthy and Hearty Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients
  • GV Michel Premium Rolled Oat - 3 cups
  • Butter, softened - 1 cup  
  • Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon 
  • Honey - 2 tbsp.
  • Choice of Mixed Nuts and Craisins - 1 cup
healthy and hearty oatmeal cookie
Step 1: Boil the baking soda and water.

Step 2: Cook the butter and honey together for 2-3 minutes.  
healthy and hearty oatmeal cookie
 Step 3: Add the boiled baking soda water to the butter and honey.

healthy and hearty oatmeal cookie
 Step 4: In one mixing bowl, mix the mixture and the toppings of your choices (i.e. mixed nuts and craisins)  
healthy and hearty oatmeal cookie

Step 5: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 

Step 6: Grease cookie sheets. 

Step 7: Scoop into a cookie sheet with 1 inch interval and flatten.
healthy and hearty oatmeal cookie
Step 8: Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.  Cool for 5 minutes.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls Recipe ( (Using GV Michel Premium Rolled Oats) 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls Ingredients:
  • GV Michel Premium Rolled Oat - ½ cup
  • Peanut butter - ¼ cup
  • Chocolate chip - 1 ½ scoops
  • Fresh milk - 1-2 tbsp. 
Step 1: In a pan under very low heat let the chocolate chips melt.  

Step 2: Add peanut butter, fresh milk and GV Michel Premium Rolled Oat.
healthy and hearty oatmeal cookie
Step 3: Let it cool enough for you to hold.

Step 4:  Shape into balls.
choco peanut butter oatmeal balls

Step 4: Refrigerate.

GV Michel Premium Oatmeal of Australia 
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Chef Lawrence Zafra is the President of a new culinary school Atlas Culinary Institute located in Dasmarinas City of Cavite.  He is also one of the culinary instructors there. 

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GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia is a premium Australian brand. It is distributed by Dong-A Pharma Phils. Inc. (DPPI). It comes into 4 variants: GV Michel Premium Rolled Oats, GV Michel Organic Instant Oats, GV Michel Quick Cooking Oats and GV Michel Instant Oats. They also have the Single Serve Instant and Single Serve Chocolate. All of this are now available in leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide. I'm very happy that they have organic selections. I patronize organic products so I will definitely try them. Mr. Say (CEO of DPPI) advises us to compare nutritional facts of products before we buy and I totally agree.