If you're indulging in a tasty prime rib this holiday, you need this fool-proof recipe! With it, you can get juicy, succulent, perfectly cooked prime rib that's medium (or medium-rare) from the center out. On top of that, you get a gorgeous, beautifully browned crust all over the outside that will make everyone salivate. Cook your rib the right way this season with this simple recipe.

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Adjust the amounts for the size of roast you're using! Season generously. 

  • 1 standing rib roast (prime rib)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • V-rack to hold the roast
  • a large roasting pan
  • meat thermometer


  1. Preheat oven to its lowest temperature setting (usually around 150°F - 200°F).
  2. Season your roast generously with kosher salt and pepper.
  3. Set your v-rack into a large roasting pan and place your roast on top. Pop your roast into the oven and cook until the center of your roast is 120°F on a meat thermometer for medium-rare (or 135°F for medium). At 150°F, this will take 5 1/2 - 6 1/2 hours. At 200°F oven, it will take 3 1/2 - 4 hours.
  4. Remove roast from oven and tent tightly with aluminum foil. Place in a warm spot in the kitchen and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes, but no more than 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to highest temperature setting (usually 500°F to 550°F)
  6. 10 minutes before guests are ready to be served, remove foil, and place roast back in hot oven and cook until well-browned and crisp on the exterior, 6-10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, carve, and serve immediately!

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