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Video:How to Make Roasted Prime Rib

with Aubrey Franchell

Roasted prime rib is a centerpiece entree that will feed plenty of hungry guests. Watch this how-to video from About.com to learn how to make a juicy and delicious roasted prime rib.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Roasted Prime Rib

I'm Aubrey for About.com. Today, I'm going to show you how to make a prime rib roast, using a recipe from americanfood.about.com. Prime rib is ideally served medium rare, when the meat is juicy, tender and pink.

Ingredients for Prime Rib Roast

  • 1 standing prime rib roast with 4 to 7 ribs
  • ground black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1/2 tbsp of softened butter per rib
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 quart cold beef broth

Prepare the Rib for Roasting

To begin, you want to take the prime rib out of the refrigerator and set it a roasting pan. Spread the softened butter over each rib. Sprinkle with salt. Now add fresh ground pepper to taste. Leave the roast out in the open air at room temperature for about 2 hours before cooking. This will help the roast to cook evenly throughout.

Brown the Outside of the Prime Rib

Before you begin cooking, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the ribs in the oven and begin by cooking the roast for 20 minutes. You can cook with the roast tied or untied, I find leaving the string in place makes it easier to work with. This will lightly brown the outside of the meat.

Use a Meat Thermometer for Proper Temperature

Now, turn the temperature down to 325 degrees F. You will cook the prime rib for around 15 minutes per pound for a medium-rare roast. Be sure you have an accurate meat thermometer. If you want the meat to be medium-rare, you will cook the roast until the meat thermometer reads 120 degrees F. for a medium roast, cook until the temperature reaches 130 degrees F. 


Set the prime rib on a serving platter or large plate. Place aluminum foil loosely over the roast and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes before carving the meat. If you cut the roast too soon, you will lose a lot of the juices, resulting in drier cut of meat.

Make the "Au Jus" Sauce

In the meantime, add (all but 2 tbsp. of the fat from the roasting pan to a saucepan. Cook over medium heat. Slowly sprinkle in the flour. Continue stirring for 5 minutes. Now go ahead and pour in the beef broth. Whisk it into the mixture. Be sure to scrape any caramelized bits from the sides of the pan. Now cook this mixture on high for 10 minutes. It will thicken a little but it is not gravy so it will have a slightly thinner texture. If you like, you can sprinkle in a little additional salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the Prime Rib Roast

Serve the juices with the prime rib. When you are ready to serve, remove the ties. Separate the ribs from the meat and cut into thin slices. Serve with the juices and enjoy.

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