The best prime rib recipe is juicy, flavorful, and so easy to make. Get a perfect prime rib roast every time with this method! Learn how to season prime rib and the right technique for roasting it in the oven so it turns out perfectly every single time.
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Remove prime rib roast from refrigerator and let come to room temperature for about 20 minutes. Leave the roast tied together.
Preheat oven to 450º F.
Spread butter over the entire prime rib roast.
Rub garlic, pepper, salt, and herbs over entire roast, pressing it into the butter.
Place prime rib roast in a rack set over a roasting pan. You can use 3 balls of foil to elevate the roast in the pan if you don't have a rack.
Pour 2 cups of the water in the bottom of the roasting pan, being careful not to pour any on the roast. This is just to keep the fats from burning in the bottom of the roasting pan and provide some moisture in the oven.
Roast at 450º for 20 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 325º F and continue to roast until medium-rare (130-135ºF), about 1.5 hours. Check the water in the roasting pan and the temperature of the prime rib roast after about 1-hour,adding more water if necessary.
Remove the prime rib roast from the oven and let it rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing and serving.
Cut and remove the strings and slice the prime rib, or remove the bottom bones (they will just slide off) if you want to serve thinner slices.