Corn represents the height of fresh, sweet summer produce. It's also a vegetable that is central to authentic Southern cooking. The recipe that follows uses the sweet kernels of fresh, perfectly ripe summer corn in an Italian rice preparation that is uniquely Southern in flavor.
If corn isn't in season, you can still make this dish with frozen (thawed) corn kernels. It will be delicious, but it won't have that fantastic summer-on-the-plate quality that you get with plump fresh kernels harvested straight from the summer sun.