This method probably isn't any faster than the traditional method of boiling corn, but I can put everything in the pot and walk away, which is a bonus when I'm preparing several other dishes.

Bren

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 ears of corn
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Shuck the corn and remove the silk.

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  • Pour water into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and insert the steamer basket. Place 2 ears of corn in the basket. Stack the other 2 ears on top, perpendicularly to the first 2. Close and lock the lid. Close the vent.

  • Select Meat/Stew setting and set timer for 2 minutes; allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 17.1g 6% DV; fat 1.1g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 17.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2019
3.26.18 I’ve been cooking my corn on the cob for years in the microwave, but no longer. Corn on the cob in the Instant Pot® has now become my go-to way to cook it. I only cooked two ears, but still used 2 cups of water, it came to pressure quickly, and after two minutes, I left it on the warm mode until the rest of my dinner was done. It already had released its pressure naturally, and it came out perfectly crisp and tender (very forgiving). Luv it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2019
3.26.18 I’ve been cooking my corn on the cob for years in the microwave, but no longer. Corn on the cob in the Instant Pot® has now become my go-to way to cook it. I only cooked two ears, but still used 2 cups of water, it came to pressure quickly, and after two minutes, I left it on the warm mode until the rest of my dinner was done. It already had released its pressure naturally, and it came out perfectly crisp and tender (very forgiving). Luv it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2018
I lightly coated the corn with butter and moderately sprinkled the ears with cayenne pepper. Oh So Delicious. Give it a try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2018
I've been adding herbs to the water and trying out tossing the cobs with spices before steaming. My favorite combination so far has been using a large sprig of tarragon in the water and tossing the cobs with a little salt black pepper and poppy seeds before steaming. Seriously better than butter. I've also used cilantro dill and thyme in the water (all fairly weak taste just a hint) and tossing with old bay chipotle or garlic powder (all good stuff). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2018
Like other reviewers have said it s effortless and very forgiving. I also used the trivet instead of a steamer basket. After the cooking time was up the pot was on keep warm mode for a good hour until our chicken was fully cooked on the grill. The corn was perfect!! Instant Pot is the way to cook fresh corn on the cob! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2019
I love not having to mop up the spatter on the stove. Also I didn't have to babysit the pot and the corn turned out fine. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2018
Did four minutes. Quick release using instapot! Awesome! Best way to cook corn on the cob! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2018
For sure I will make this again. I am fairly new to the instant pot but I love not having a big pot of boiling water splashing about. I felt safer using this method. I thought after pressing the meat/stew button that I had set it to two minutes but I think it was 2 hours. That being said after 10 minutes I could smell the corn cooking so I did the quick release. It turned out just fine. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
This came out great if you don't want to worry about hot water boiling on the stove! I didn't have a steamer basket so I just used the stand that came with the Instant Pot and still arranged them as indicated. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2019
Easy. I like the 'set it & forget it' plus no heating up of the kitchen;) Read More