Summer time means corn on the cob! If you don’t want to heat up the house by boiling a pot of water and cooking your ears of corn on the stove, there is an easier way! If you know us sisters, you know that we like to use an instant pot, and we like instant pot recipes! Looking to cook corn on the cob in the instant pot? We’ve got the easy steps.
How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Instant Pot
By the way, one of our favorite things to do in the instant pot are hard-boiled eggs. They always peel perfectly! Try it out and see if you like it as much as we do.
The 6-quart instant pot seems to be the perfect size and I love all the different features! It’s their best-selling model and great for families.
Let’s make corn on the cob in the instant pot:
Start by shucking your corn.
Now my ears of corn are all ready to cook.
Place the trivet in the bottom of the instant pot. Add 1 cup of water.
Place the corn in the instant pot rotating the direction of the ears as shown. Place the lid on.
:: PIN IT ::
Press the ‘PRESSURE COOK’ button.
Adjust the time to 3 minutes.
While it’s building up to pressure, it will look like this. Once it’s up to pressure, the timer will start.
Make sure the valve is set to the sealing position.
(You’ll notice that once the pressure is up, the metal pin will be raised like in the picture below.
After the 3 minutes of pressure cooking are up, leave it in the pot for another 3 minutes.
You’ll notice in the picture below the light is now off from ‘pressure cook’ and is just at ‘keep warm.’
After 3 minutes, turn the valve to the venting position.
Safety Disclaimer–Do this with the end of a wooden spoon as it could hot.
Once the pin drops, you can take the lid off.
Remove the corn and allow to cool some before eating.
****TIP: If you have ears that don’t fit well in the pot, just break them in half ahead of time. Or if you plan to serve them as halves, just put them in the instant pot that way. You’ll be able to fit more in the pot that way, too.
****Remember, while this is quick to make in the instant pot, you do need to allow the time for the instant pot to build up to pressure, which takes about 10 minutes.
Add butter, salt and pepper and enjoy a wonderful ear of corn!
Ahhhh, THIS is summer!!