Few main courses are as elegant and decadent as a standing rib roast. Cooking this expensive cut of meat is an art itself and Fine Dining Lovers is here to break it all down for you just in time for the holiday season.
The video recipes below will help you learn the proper techniques and procedures for cooking a standing rib roast in the oven or on the grill. You'll also find tips for smoking and aging the meat, as well as a fun tutorial on reverse-searing the rib roast.
If you are looking to prepare a special holiday meal you can explore other cuts of beef but, we confess, few things compare to the indulgence of a standing rib roast.
Standing Rib Roast Cooking Time
When cooking such a huge cut of meat, time is definitely a concern. Depending on the size, a standing rib roast will take anywhere from 3 to 4 hours to cook. That's not counting the 15 minutes or so you should let it rest before cutting it.
Naturally, other factors should be taken into account, such as whether or not you want to smoke the roast or prefer to salt it ahead of time and allow it to age in the fridge.
The Tools You'll Need
You certainly wouldn't want to overcook such a pricy cut of meat so it is important to equip yourself with a good meat thermometer. This will help you track the internal temperature of the rib roast so you can cook it to your preference.
Butcher's twine is another essential tool, as this will help the rib roast hold its shape.
How To Cook A Standing Rib Roast in the Oven
Anne Burrell's Standing Rib Roast Recipe
Food Network's Anne Burrell shares her recipe for a gorgeous standing rib roast dinner. The meat is roasted on a bed of mushrooms, carrots and celery doused with red wine while the rib roast is coated in an aromatic rosemary-garlic rub.
Reverse-Sear Prime Rib
J. Kenji López-Alt from Serious Eats has a completely different take on cooking a standing prime rib roast. Instead of starting the roast at a high temperature, he suggests cooking it at 250F until it is medium rare, then allowing the roast to rest and running it in the hottest setting in your oven for 10 or 15 minutes to obtain a gorgeous golden exterior crust.
How To Grill A Standing Rib Roast
Grilled Standing Rib Roast
Here is a great tutorial that teaches you how to grill a rib roast. The roast featured here weighs 7.5 pounds and is grilled for about 3 1/2 hours. First, the meat is rubbed with herbs and spices and started at 500F, then lowered to 300F.
Smoked Standing Rib Roast
If smoking and grill a rib roast sounds like heaven to you then you'll appreciate all the tips and tricks presented in this video from How To BBQ Right. The roast is smoked over pecan wood until it reaches an internal temperature of about 125 F degrees.
How To Cook A Rib Roast Sous Vide
The team at ChefSteps has the perfect solution for cooking the absolute best prime rib dinner. This easy tutorial walks you through all the steps and the results are impressive!
Beef Cooking Temperature Guide
Here is a quick guide to beef cooking temperatures you can keep on hand while you cook:
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