This Roasted Prime Rib Recipe is full of flavor, tender and juicy. Also known as a Standing Rib Roast, it's one of the best cuts of beef, and usually one of the most expensive too! Once you try it, you'll never want regular roast beef again!
Roasted Prime Rib is my favorite cut of meat, and is usually cooked medium-rare (like this recipe below) and not well done. I'm not having a dig at people who like their meat cooked well, and I have included the timings for a well done roasted prime rib recipe too. To make your perfect Prime Rib, you need a cooking thermometer to get the internal temperature perfect.
How to season Prime Rib recipe?
It doesn't need any complicated seasonings, simply garlic, salt and pepper. You don't want to overpower this prime cut of meat with strong seasonings. I find people try to get too fancy with the spices. You are paying enough for the cost of the meat, it's good quality meat. It won't need spices to hide the flavor of the meat. Oh, I mean to enhance it. Simple is best.
How to cook Prime Rib Roast?
There are a few different ways to cook a Standing Rib Roast. Some people slow roast it for hour and hours, which is amazing, but I don't usually have the time and am impatient. Some people smoke their prime rib, others grill or bbq and there are even crock pot recipes! This oven Roasted Prime Rib Recipe blasts the roast with high heat for about 25 minutes, then reducing to a low temperature to complete the cooking process.
How long to cook Prime Rib Roast?
A few things can change the cooking times. If the roast is cold and straight from the fridge, it slows down the cooking process. I usually take the prime rib roast out of the fridge about 2 hours before, so it warms up to room temperature. Different ovens also cook at different temperatures too. The thickness of the roast can also impact cooking time. After the initial blast of heat, it takes about 15 minutes per pound to cook the prime rib roast (generally).
Here's a handy chart, and it's best to use a cooking thermometer if you need to be certain.
Internal Cooking Temperature Guide
Rare = 120° F (49°C)
Medium Rare = 130° F (55°C)
Medium = 140° F (60°C)
Well = 160° F (71°C)
Remember that the roast's temperature will rise at least 5 degrees after you remove it from the oven. Wrap the roast in foil and allow to rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.
Roasted Prime Rib Recipe, tender and juicy, cooked perfectly at medium-rare. A Standing Rib Roast that's simple and delicious! Remember to make some easy Horseradish Sauce as the perfect condiment. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Roasted Prime Rib Recipe
- 5 lbs / 2½ kg Standing Rib Roast Prime Rib Bone-in
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- The night before you cook your Prime Rib, Pat it dry, rub meat with salt, pepper and minced garlic. Place roast in fridge uncovered. This allows surface to dry, which helps the roast brown and maintains juiciness.
- Preheat oven to 450°F/235°C. Bring Prime Rib to room temperature (takes about 2 hours)
- Place the meat on a roasting pan, fatty side up.
- Roast the meat for 25 minutes, then reduce temperature to 325°F/165°C. Cook the meat for another 15 minutes per pound, or 30 minutes per kilogram for medium rare. Internal temperature of 130-140°F/55-60°C.
- Remove from oven, cover with foil and allow to rest for at least 20 minutes before serving. Serve with creamy horseradish sauce.