Steamed Corn On The Cob

Steamed Corn on the Cob
Partially Husked Corn On The Cob. Crezalyn Nerona Uratsuji / Moment / Getty Images
  • 9 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Yield: Serves 3
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Steaming corn is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to cook corn. It only requires two ingredients: corn and water. The steaming process also enables the corn to retain all of its nutrients. Choose young, fresh picked corn and savor its sweetness and tenderness.

Corn goes well with just about anything. Serve it with any of your favorite entrees. 

What You'll Need

  • 3 ears fresh picked corn
  • Optional: butter
  • Optional: salt

How to Make It

  1. Husk the corn and remove the silk. Then cut the ears of corn into halves.
  2. Add 2 inches of water to a large pot and insert a steamer rack. Make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the steamer. If it is, pour off some of the water.
  3. Cover the pot and place it over high heat bringing the water to a boil. When the water begins to boil, place the corn into the steamer basket inside the pot using a pair of tongs. Re-cover pot and let the corn steam for 4 minutes or until it becomes a deep yellow.
  1. Turn off the burner and carefully remove the corn from the pot with tongs and serve as is or with butter and salt.

Edited by Hector Rodriguez

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 450
Total Fat 24 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 171 mg
Sodium 213 mg
Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 55 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)