Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Perfect Medium Rare Prime Rib Roast Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Perfect Medium Rare Prime Rib Roast

    Perfect Medium Rare Prime Rib Roast. Photo by cipherbabe

    1/2 Photos of Perfect Medium Rare Prime Rib Roast

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 35 mins

    5 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    cipherbabe's Note:

    Simple, basic, how-to recipe. Meat thermometer required. Cook to internal temperature, not elapsed time. Time is approximate for a 5-pound roast. Any size roast will do, just cook to the correct internal temperature. Add 20 minutes for resting time.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric

    • 5 lbs prime rib roast
    • 2 tablespoons butter


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 450°F.
    2. 2
      Pat the rib roast dry with a paper towel or napkin.
    3. 3
      Smear the cut ends of the roast with the butter. Place the roast (ribs down or fat side up) in roasting pan.
    4. 4
      Sear the rib roast for 15 minutes at 450°F, then turn the oven to 325°F for the rest of the cooking time. Every 1/2 hour, baste the cut ends of the roast with the fat accumulated in the roasting pan.
    5. 5
      Cook until rib roast reaches an internal temperature of 120°F Remove from oven, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let sit approximately 20 minutes. The roast will continue to cook as it sits. Serve when the internal temperature reaches 130°F.

    Browse Our Top Roast Beef Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 05, 2010


      This was great for Easter dinnner, I did add salt & pepper and onion and garlic powder. My 3 pound roast was cooke to 165° and came out medium in the middle and medium well in the ends. Thanks for posting CipherBabe. Made for PAC Spring 2010.

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on September 27, 2007


      Fantastic! Used with Roast Beef Slather on a little 2 lb sirloin roast. 15 minutes @450 degrees F then 20 minutes @325 degrees F yielded a perfect medium rare roast. Will keep this to use again & again. Thank you CipherBabe!

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on February 12, 2014

      This is absolutely the Perfect prime rib recipe!!!!! I seasoned mine in my usual way for meats, then followed the directions to a T, and voila! Perfect medium rare prime rib!!! My first try too!! And I was so nervous about making it, lol, as I was making it for my hubby and me, and my sister and brother-in-law who were up from Tx last year. And they were QUITE impressed, BIG complement coming from them as they have eaten at a lot of very fancy restaurants from all over the world, and I am just a home cook in small town MO. I am going to make this for my hubby this Friday for Valentines Day!!! He will be pleasantly surprised :D This is truly a fail proof recipe!!! Thanks Cipherbabe!!! :)

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (4)


    Nutritional Facts for Perfect Medium Rare Prime Rib Roast

    Serving Size: 1 (574 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4637.7
    Calories from Fat 3543
    Total Fat 393.6 g
    Saturated Fat 165.6 g
    Cholesterol 994.4 mg
    Sodium 838.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 256.0 g

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes