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Prime Rib Seasoning Guide 

Prime Rib Seasoning is a mixture of herbs and spices that is rubbed onto the meat before roasting. This blend can vary but is often made up using all or some of these - dried oregano, dried thyme, dried rosemary, ground paprika, ground coriander seeds, garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper and salt. Different rib seasonings have different blends and therefore you do not need to always use these particular herbs and spices.

Prime rib is one of the most costly cuts of beef you can buy and is absolutely delicious when roasted. It can also be known as a standing rib roast as this method of cooking keeps any of the meat from having contact with the roasting tray. This in turn prevents the meat from over cooking in places.

Prime rib seasonings are readily available online. There are several different brands each with their own blend of herbs and spices, giving them a different flavour. You can also make your own rib seasoning and there are plenty of recipes you can try. You will probably find that you have most if not all of these herbs and spices in your spice rack at home.

Prime Rib Seasoning Cooking Tips

Cooking a prime rib roast is something you need to take your time with. You will have spent good money on this cut of beef and it needs to have time spent resting before cooking. Please remember to buy this meat with the bone in as it gives more succulent meat when cooked.

Take a look below at an easy seasonings recipe you can make at home, and then I will explain how to cook the prime rib roast. Do not forget your vegetable to accompany this dish.

Prime Rib Roast


Prime Rib Seasoning


50 grams ground black pepper

50 grams garlic powder

50 grams onion powder

50 grams salt

2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons dried rosemary

2 tablespoons dried thyme

2 tablespoons soya sauce


Take a pestle and mortar and place all the ingredients in it except the soya sauce and give it a good bash. Or use a mixing bowl and blend thoroughly.

Once this is done take the soy sauce and lightly cover the meat with it. Then take the herbs and spices and rub into the meat using as much or little as you choose.

Now this is done you need to leave the meat in the refrigerator for minimum 30 minutes or up to 2 hours is better.

Prime Rib Roast

Take the beef ribs out of the refrigerator and leave covered for 2-3 hours until they get to room temperature. 

Pre heat the oven to its highest setting. This is usually 500°F or 260°C.

Now take the beef and place it into a high sided roasting tray, rib bones down so they are touching the roasting tray. Place the roasting tray into the oven for 15 minutes, this helps to brown the meat.

Now turn the heat down to 320°F or 180°C. To help you work out the cooking times here is a basic guide.

For the meat to be rare cook for 12 minutes per pound and for medium rare cook for 15 minutes per pound.

It is a good idea when cooking this meat to use a meat thermometer. The readings will tell you what stage the meat is at: 115°F or 46°C for rare and 130°F or 55°C for medium. Please note that the internal temperature of the meat is still rising after you remove it from the oven.

Once the prime rib has reached the temperature desired remove from the oven and place onto a chopping board. Leave  to rest for 30 minutes covered loosely with foil.

Carve and serve with your vegetables and gravy.