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How to Cook Prime Rib

Watch more Beef Recipes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these instructions to help you cook prime rib. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Select top-quality beef Select a top-quality grade of beef for your prime rib. USDA Prime is best, followed by USDA Choice and USDA Select. The better the grade, the more flavorful and tender the roast will be. Tip Ask the butcher to trim excess fat, leaving a layer to protect and baste the roast as it cooks. Step 2: Let the roast come to room temperature Let the roast come to room temperature. Pat it dry with a paper towel. Step 3: Rub the roast Rub some butter on the cut ends. Cut 1/2-inch deep slits on the top and sides of the roast, and cover it with seasoning rub. Step 4: Place the roast in a pan Place the roast in a heavy metal roasting pan, fat side facing up. Step 5: Transfer the roast to an oven Place the roast in an oven that has been preheated to 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, and then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees for the remainder of the cooking time. Baste it every half hour. Tip After 2 hours of cooking time a 325 degrees, the roast should be medium-rare. Step 6: Insert a meat thermometer Insert a meat thermometer in the roast about an hour and half into cooking time. When the thermometer reaches 120 degrees (rare), 140 degrees (medium) or 160 degrees (well-done), remove the roast from the oven and cover it with foil. Let the meat rest for 30 minutes. Step 7: Carve the roast Carve the roast with a long, sharp knife, and serve the slices with small dishes of drippings for dipping. Did You Know? Lawry's Restaurant, which specializes in prime rib, became a beacon for Hollywood's glitterati when it opened in Beverly Hills in 1938.
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