Yellowbird Classic Habanero Hotcorn Recipe
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Classic Habanero Hot Corn

When your lunch crew requests something hot and corny, you wing it with this simple Yellowbird Classic Habanero Hot Corn.

A tongue-tingling mix of sweet-meets-spicy garlic butter and habanero sautéed corn, resting atop of a layer of ripe avocado and jasmine rice. Garnish with a heavy Habanero drizzle and your crew will officially dub you the Hot Corn champion—a trophy–worthy title.

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Servings: 8-10



  • 8 corn on the cob, shucked
  • 1 C. jasmine rice, cooked 
  • ½ C. sweet onion, diced
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup Yellowbird Habanero Hot Sauce
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro



  1. Shuck, wash, and cut corn kernels from the cob. Save and use the cobs in stews or for compost.

  2. Add 1 cup jasmine rice to 2 cups water, bring to a boil, and simmer until cooked, or use a rice cooker. Set aside.

  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, add butter, onion, rosemary, and corn. Saute for 10 minutes. Add Yellowbird Habanero Hot Sauce and remaining tablespoon of butter. Stirring occasionally, cook until corn is charred, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Using a 3” oiled ring mold, plate the cooled jasmine rice inside to ¾” high, top with three ¼” slices of avocado, and fill the remaining area with hot corn. Pack firmly and carefully remove ring mold.

  5. Garnish with hand-torn cilantro and a healthy drizzle of Yellowbird Habanero Hot Sauce. Serve and savor.