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Instant Pot Corn – Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn

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Instant Pot Corn

Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn

I have been eating creamed corn my whole life. As a kid, it was definitely one of my top five favorite foods. Funny things is… when anybody in my family ever cooked it, they NEVER actually added cream. Or even milk for that matter! Which is crazy because almost every recipe online uses some sort of cream – heavy cream, milk, or even cream cheese. Well, I guess call me the odd ball because we’re only using butter for this Instant Pot corn.

Now, I did not grow up eating creamed corn with cilantro or lime. I’m from a small town in Florida and, back in the 80’s, I doubt we even knew what cilantro was. So this Instant Pot corn recipe is an adaption of my childhood, combined with my love of the cilantro and lime flavor profile. It’s pretty doggone good.

 

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The Process

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

Cut corn kernels off of 6 cobs – should yield between 4-5 cups.

 

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

Break up corn into individual kernels.

 

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

Add corn to pot.

 

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

Then add water and salt. Lock lid and cook for 4 minutes at high pressure.

 

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

Meanwhile – finely chop cilantro.

 

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

Using a microplane – remove zest from 2 limes, then finely chop.

 

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid. Switch to sauté setting.

 

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

Add butter, cilantro, lime zest, and cayenne. Mix well until butter is completely melted.

 

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

Make a cornstarch slurry.

 

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

Pour cornstarch slurry into pot. Mix well, and continue mixing until desired consistency is reached. Probably about 1 minute.

 

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

Switch to warm setting until ready to serve.

 

And This Instant Pot Corn is the Amazing Result…

Instant Pot Corn - Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn | The Foodie Eats

 

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Instant Pot Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn

This recipe is an adaption of my childhood memories of creamed corn, combined with my love of the cilantro and lime flavor profile.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 202 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 5 cups corn
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • zest of 2 limes finely choped
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. water

Instructions

  1. Cut corn kernels off of 6 cobs – should yield between 4-5 cups. Break up corn into individual kernels. 

  2. Add corn to pot. Then add water and salt. Lock lid and cook for 4 minutes at high pressure. 

  3. Meanwhile – finely chop cilantro. Using a microplane – remove zest from 2 limes, then finely chop. 

  4. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid. Switch to sauté setting. Add butter, cilantro, lime zest, and cayenne pepper. Mix well until butter is completely melted.

  5. Make a cornstarch slurry by mixing cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water. Pour cornstarch slurry into pot. Mix well, and continue mixing until desired consistency is reached. Probably about 1 minute. 

  6. Switch to warm setting until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 345mg 14%
Potassium 229mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 18.4%
Vitamin C 7.8%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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