Breakfast Congee with Mikaela Reuben

Culinary nutritionist Mikaela Reuben relishes in the simplicity of good health, and we’re grateful to share with you some of her favorite simple and summery recipes…

First in our three-part recipe series — congee. Congee, in a word, represents a bowl of delicious Asian-inspired warmth. Easy to make and suitable for any time of day or night, Mikeala’s recipe promises to go easy on your digestion while maxing out your taste buds.

When considering her meals, Mikaela looks for nutrient-dense, fiber-rich, energy-stabilizing foods to eat along side fresh summer salads. The presence of slow-burning ingredients helps to stabilize the body’s blood sugar for longer periods of time, meaning more adventuring with less energy crashing. 

Breakfast Congee

Serves 4.


4 cups veggie broth

2 cups water

1 cup brown rice

1 tablespoon peeled micro-grated ginger

2 cups carrots, coined and peeled

¼ teaspoon black pepper


Fried or soft-boiled egg

Chopped green onion

Sesame seeds


Drizzle sesame oil

Sea salt



Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or overnight. Next morning, serve congee with garnishes of choice.

Wearing the Seven Wonders Maxi Dress.

And remember to smile!

Mikaela Reuben is a Natural Chef who uses the science of nutrition, combined with the art of healthy cooking, to create delicious and nourishing meals. Working for the likes of Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, she inspires people to make better health, lifestyle, and food decisions.

Photos by Maui Maka.


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I love having congee for breakfast! We have it a lot here in Hong Kong!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

4 years ago

I just read your article and your recipe of fiber-rich breakfast is amazing. I am looking forward to knowing more recipes.
I will try in my kitchen. I am happy if you can also check my breakfast recipes