Easy 30 Minute Dinner Recipe: Smoked Salmon Sandwiches, Oven Roasted Asparagus, and Wild Rice

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As a VERY busy grad student, I love quick and easy dinner recipes! Especially ones that don’t involve pasta and canned sauce or frying an egg for dinner. If you like smoked salmon you will love this. It was so easy to make and delicious. Here’s what you’ll need:

1 package or bundle of Asparagus
Your choice of bread- I did a French baguette because they are delicious to make sandwiches on
A package of smoked salmon
Your favorite (not sweet) cream cheese- I did a store brand chive and onion because I thought this flavor would compliment the smoked salmon
1 cup of your favorite rice (2 cups cooked)- I did wild rice because I think it’s delicious

First things first, preheat your oven to 350 degrees for the asparagus.

Cut off the ends (not tops- for the non-asparagus user) and drizzle olive oil, pepper, and salt on the asparagus.

Place in a pan in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Next, cook the rice. This should take about 15-20 minutes as well so the rice and asparagus should be done at about the same time.

When there is about 10 minutes left of the baking and cooking, cut your bread into sandwich slices (pending on the bread you are using, this could be different), the thicker the bread the yummier this will be. I imagine this would be delicious with ciabatta! Now toast the bread to your liking, I like a little burn :).

Get your plates ready because you will be plating as soon as the bread is toasted! As the bread is done toasting, add your cream cheese to it. Add as much or as little as you’d like. I don’t do much because the smoked salmon has a great flavor on its own in my opinion. Then add a folded over slice (or two!) of salmon to the toasted bread with cream cheese. Plate and set plates aside.

The asparagus should be done, pull it out of the oven and put your portion on your plate! Finally, add a little bit of rice!

This is a slightly carbier dinner than what I usually eat (with the bread and rice). However, it’s delicious and if you’re cooking for someone…they’ll think you slaved because it looks so fancy! It’s also fun to cook and fast paced!

Enjoy my friends!

-Ena

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