Corn with Cilantro Cumin Butter

Diet Types:

CKD non-dialysis Diabetes Dialysis

Portions: 4

Serving Size: 1 small ear of corn

Ingredients

  • 4 small ears of corn
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional)

Nutrients per serving

Calories 135

Protein 3 g

Carbohydrates 15 g

Fat 7 g

Cholesterol 15 mg

Sodium 22 mg

Potassium 215 mg

Phosphorus 69 mg

Calcium 9 mg

Fiber 1.9 g

Preparation

  1. Shuck corn. Set butter out to soften. Finely chop the cilantro and cut the lime into 4 wedges.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove. Place ears of corn in boiling water and boil for 5 to 7 minutes until kernels are bright yellow and just tender. Remove from the heat and drain. Alternatively you can use a pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water and cook corn for 2 minutes then release steam.
  3. Combine the softened butter, chopped cilantro and cumin.
  4. Spread the seasoned butter on hot corn, then dust with chili powder or paprika if desired. Squeeze lime wedge over the corn and serve immediately.

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Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

1

Helpful hints

  • You can double the seasoned butter recipe and save for up to one week in the refrigerator. Seasoned butter is also delicious on fish, or toasted French rolls.
  • Use paprika instead of chili powder if you do not care for the heat.
  • Substitute 2 large ears of corn for the 4 small ears and divide each ear in half. Nutrients are about the same

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