To cook corn in the microwave, remove the husk and clean the corn, and then wrap it in a damp paper towel. Place the wrapped corn on a microwave-safe dinner plate and microwave it for five minutes. Remove the paper towel carefully, and serve.
Easily cook sweet corn by placing it (husk and all) in the microwave and cooking on high for approximately two to four minutes per ear. Cooking times vary due to microwave oven wattage.
One ear of corn yields about 1/2 cup of corn. Raw corn can be cut straight from the ear. If the corn is intended to be frozen, however, it is recommended that corn is submerged in a pot of boiling water for four minutes and then placed in an ice bath before being cut off the ear.
One ear of sweet corn has approximately 59 calories after it is boiled and drained, according to Calorie King. Only four of these calories are from fat.
Corn on the cob needs to be cooked for four to six minutes in the microwave. It can be cooked with or without the husks on.
Although sizes and weights vary a great deal, an average ear of corn weighs between 1 and 1.5 pounds. This estimate is based on how many dry ears of corn it takes to complete a bushel of corn.
To blanch corn in the microwave, take two to three servings of whole-kernel corn, removed from the cob, and cover the corn in a casserole dish with 2 tablespoons of water. Microwave at 700 watts for four minutes, and freeze the corn in sealed plastic.
A shucked ear of corn only needs to cook for one or two minutes. Bring fresh, salted water to a rolling boil and add the corn. When the ear is warmed through, it's done.
According to MedicineNet, corns can be treated with medicated products that contain salicylic acid, a substance that dissolves the protein that makes up most of the corn. Salicylic acid treatments can be purchased as drops, pads, plasters and applicators.
Corn is a good addition to any diet because this whole grain food provides fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Its high-fiber content helps people with digestive problems, such as constipation and hemorrhoids, to have better bowel movement.