Prep Time
3 Mins
Cook Time
8 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 ear)

For this easy corn on the cob, cook the corn in the microwave and add zesty flavor with chili powder and lime juice.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place corn in a microwave-safe dish; cover dish with wax paper. Microwave at HIGH 7 minutes or until tender.

Step 2

Place butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 15 seconds or until butter melts. Stir in chili powder, lime rind, salt, and pepper. Brush butter mixture evenly over cooked corn.

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Ratings & Reviews

octobersunshine's Review

March 19, 2013

LUVSML's Review

April 28, 2012
Really good. Served with Cumin-Spiced Chicken with Chunky Tomato Sauce. The lime zest really made this tasty. I boiled the corn for about 10 minutes with some sugar added to the water and just brushed the melted butter mixture over it. Yum!

psfreeman's Review

November 24, 2011
I made this during the summer with fresh corn on the cob, and it was delicious. I especially liked the spicy sauce, and the flexible recipe allowed me to use ingredients I already had on hand. Love that I can cook it in the microwave.

maggiecz's Review

May 10, 2011
Pretty good. A nice simple take on corn Goes well when served with chicken.

flambe99's Review

September 09, 2010
Delicious and super easy to make. I've never made corn-on-the-cob before, so microwaving it was a good introduction. The sauce was yummy, and it was a nice change from plain butter. Served as a side to Cumin-Spiced Chicken with Chunky Tomato Sauce (Oxmoor April 09). Paired very nicely together to make a great southwestern meal.