By Crystal Marie

Canned vegetables are convenient, but they add little enjoyment to a meal when served straight out of the can. Luckily, you can add flavor to canned corn to complement most any main dish. Combine a few common ingredients with whole-kernel or creamed corn for a simple yet delicious side dish. Try different additions and combinations to develop a collection of new recipes to enhance any meal. You should always boil home-canned corn for 20 minutes before tasting to avoid botulism, according to the Colorado State University Extension.

Jazz up plain canned corn with a few simple ingredients.

Step 1

Place the skillet on a burner set on medium heat. Pour olive oil in the skillet and add chopped onions. Cook and stir until the onions are brown.

Step 2

Add mild green chilies, chili powder and cumin to the skillet. Stir to mix.

Step 3

Add the corn. Turn the heat to medium-high if using whole-kernel corn, and stir frequently until the corn is brown. Leave the heat on medium if using creamed corn, and stir occasionally until the corn comes to a simmer.

Step 4

Remove the skillet from the burner and transfer the corn into a serving dish. Top the corn with fresh cilantro, if desired.