Stir-Fry Corn

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Corn is a staple in many cuisines around the world, and it’s not hard to see why. This versatile ingredient can be boiled, roasted, grilled, or even turned into a creamy soup. But have you tried stir-frying corn? This method locks in the corn’s natural flavors and gives it a unique texture that’s perfect for salads, tacos, or as a side dish. In this recipe, we’ll be stir-frying corn with a few additional ingredients to create a delicious and healthy dish that everyone will love.

Ingredients For Stir-Fry Corn

  • 4 cups of corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 oz Scallions (1 bunch)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredient Notes:

  • You can use fresh or frozen corn in this recipe. If using frozen, thaw it before cooking.
  • Feel free to swap the red bell pepper with any other color of your choice.
  • You can use any cooking oil instead of olive oil, such as canola oil, vegetable oil, or avocado oil.
  • If you’re vegetarian, you can use mushroom sauce instead of soy sauce.
  • If you’re vegan, you can swap honey with agave or maple syrup.

Tips to Make Stir-Fry Corn

  • Use a non-stick pan or a well-seasoned wok to prevent the corn from sticking to the bottom.
  • Stir-fry the corn over high heat to create a crispy texture and bring out the natural sweetness of the corn.
  • Add the sliced onion and bell pepper after the corn has cooked for a few minutes to prevent them from becoming too soft.
  • Adjust the seasoning to your taste. If you prefer a spicier flavor, add red pepper flakes or sriracha sauce.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add other vegetables like zucchini or cherry tomatoes to the stir-fry.
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How to Make Stir-Fry Corn?

  1. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan over high heat.
  2. Add the corn kernels to the pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until they turn golden brown.
  3. Add the sliced onion and bell pepper to the pan and stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the minced garlic to the pan and stir-fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce and honey together.
  6. Pour the sauce over the stir-fry and toss to combine.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!
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Storage, Freezing And Reheating Instructions

  • To store leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze, let the stir-fry cool completely, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 2 months.
  • To reheat, you can use a microwave or stovetop. For the microwave, place the stir-fry in a microwave-safe dish, cover it, and microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through. For the stovetop, heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, add the stir-fry, and stir-fry for 3-5 minutes, or until heated through.

Alternative Ingredients You Can Try:

  • Add diced chicken, shrimp, or tofu to the stir-fry to create a more filling meal.
  • Swap the honey and soy sauce for teriyaki sauce for an Asian-inspired flavor.
  • Add chopped fresh herbs like cilantro or basil to the stir-fry for a fresh burst of flavor.
  • Make a Mexican-inspired version by adding diced jalapenos, black beans, and diced tomatoes to the stir-fry.

Other Appetizers / Side Dishes You Can Try

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Best Stir-Fry Corn

Adalynn Ward
Corn is a staple in many cuisines around the world, and it’s not hard to see why. In this recipe, we’ll be stir-frying corn with a few additional ingredients to create a delicious and healthy dish that everyone will love.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 4 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 Oz Scallions (1 bunch)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make?

  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add corn kernels and cook until lightly browned.
  • Add honey, soy sauce, and black pepper and stir to coat the corn.
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens and coats the corn.
  • Serve hot, garnished with chopped green onions.

Expert Tips

  • Fresh corn kernels are recommended for this recipe, but frozen corn can be used as well.
  • Be sure to cook the corn until it’s lightly browned to bring out its natural sweetness and add texture to the dish.
  • Adjust the amount of honey and soy sauce to your liking. Add more if you prefer a sweeter dish, or less if you prefer a less sweet dish.
  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or diced jalapenos to the stir-fry.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFiber: 4gSugar: 12g
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