Cooking a standing rib roast or prime rib is super easy, and the meat is to die for. As long as you have an oven and a glorious stack of this cut of meat, there won’t be much stopping you from enjoying a nice prime rib dinner. Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus are a wonderful accompaniment to this meal.
Prime Rib is also known as the standing rib roast. It gets its name from being of the primal cut. If the entire cut is kept intact and cooked together, it is considered a standing rib roast. If any of the ribs are removed, they are referred to as prime ribs.
This cut of meat is so divine, very little is needed to bring out the flavor. Just add a liberal sprinkling of salt and pepper.
Be sure to weigh your prime rib. You will cook it 20 minutes per pound at 225 degrees. You will want to serve it rare. Please don’t overcook this luscious cut of beef! I highly recommend purchasing a meat thermometer. It’s an invaluable tool that enables you to prepare the most scrumptious proteins.
- 5-7 pounds prime rib room temperature
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- kosher salt
- freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
Rub olive oil over and around the prime rib and liberally (at least 2 tablespoons per side) season with salt and pepper.
In a roasting pan, place prime rib fatty-side up, and place in oven for 20 minutes per pound. Begin testing the meat 15 minutes before your estimated finish time. You want to reach 115 degrees. Once the meat reaches 115 degrees, remove to a cutting board and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes. Cut the meat into slices and serve immediately.