This prime rib is absolutely scrumptious! My mother has made it for years and it is now my family's traditional Christmas dinner. It is so, so easy to prepare and yet tastes like it was cooked by a gourmet chef in a world-class dining establishment. Most people think that prime rib is complicated to make, yet it is much easier to make than a turkey! The secret to this yummy recipe is the searing time - it makes the roast turn out wonderfully tender on the inside, with a perfect crisp on the outside! Rib roast is a bit expensive, but it is truly worth every penny, and perfect for holidays and special occasions! Don't let the process of placing the garlic slices in the slits throughout the roast put you off - it is really quite easy and quick to do, and it adds great flavor to the roast (the garlic is not overpowering at all). I always buy it with the ribs still attached because it is more flavorful that way, but a boneless roast is a bit easier to slice - either way is fine! A good prime rib is always cooked rare or med-rare, but never well-done. Enjoy this mouth-watering special special occasion treat!