How to Microwave Corn
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time4-5 mins
Forget the grill — microwaving corn on the cob results in crisp, sweet kernels bursting with juice and flavor. You won’t want to eat corn any other way! It takes only a few minutes to cook, and you don't have to worry about boiling a big pot of water. Plus, it retains its natural sweetness and flavor without any added fats or oils.
Why Use An Anyday? By using an Anyday Shallow dish, you are guaranteeing that the corn’s own moisture (and flavor!) stays locked into in each kernel. Plus, the Anyday transforms into a serving dish that will look great on your picnic table!
All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Need
Microwave Match Up: Corn on the Cob
See for yourself— microwaving corn is simply faster, start to finish.
|Microwave in an Anyday dish||5-6 mins|
|Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker)*||20 mins|
Step by Step: Microwaving Corn on the Cob
Break the corn cob in half
Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
Cook in the microwave.
Corn is done when the kernels are tender.
All You Need to Know About Microwaving Corn
How long does take to cook corn in the microwave?
|1 ear of fresh corn||4-5 mins|
|2 ears of fresh corn||4-5 mins|
|3 ears of fresh corn||5-6 mins|
|4 ears of fresh corn||6-7 mins|
|5 ears of fresh corn||6-7 mins|
|6 ears of fresh corn||8-9 mins|
|7 ears of fresh corn||9-10 mins|
|8 ears of fresh corn||10-11 mins|
It typically takes around 4-6 minutes per ear of corn to cook in the microwave. To tell when corn on the cob is cooked through, look for plump, juicy kernels and a bright yellow color. You can also test it by piercing a kernel with a fork, it should be tender but not mushy.
Can you cook corn in the husk in the microwave?
Cooking corn in the husk in the microwave is an ultra-seasonal way to enjoy fresh corn. Simply dampen the husk or wrap it in a paper towel and microwave for 4-6 minutes per ear.
How to microwave frozen corn kernels?
Microwaving frozen corn kernels is a breeze! Place them in an Anyday with some water, cover them with the lid, and microwave for 2-3 minutes.
How to freeze microwaved corn?
To freeze microwaved corn, first, cook the corn on the cob in the microwave, then cut the kernels off and let them cool. Portion into Anytime Freezer Trays or an air-tight bag. Freeze for later use.