Paula Deen Perfect Standing Prime Rib Roast

Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This is a method of cooking a standing rib roast that never fails. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The seasoning you choose is up to you. I did not include seasoning time in prep time. Recipe courtesy Paula Deen


  1. Combine seasonings. Rub seasonings all over roast several hours in advance.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Place roast on rack with fatty side up and rib side down. Place roast in oven and cook one hour.
  4. Turn off oven. DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR AT ALL DURING THIS PROCESS. Leave in oven for 3 hours without opening door.
  5. About 45 minutes before serving turn oven on to 375 degrees to reheat roast. Very important not to open oven from time roast is put in until ready to serve.
  6. This makes a RARE prime rib. If a more well done is desired, increase cooking time.
Most Helpful

Very easy, and it is "perfect". A standing rib roast is so expensive, I was a bit timid about cooking it, but this recipe is outstanding!

pammyowl August 28, 2011

The first time I made this it came out perfectly...for us that is a medium-rare interior, but the second time, using a smaller roast, it was more well done than I wished. I will continue to use this method, but also use a meat thermometer.

Sweet Baboo April 05, 2010