Chef John’s Perfect Prime Rib Recipe

Chef John’s Perfect Prime Rib Recipe

How To Make Roasted Prime Rib

Sink your teeth into this juicy and perfectly roasted prime rib. This recipe is easy to follow and offers the best way to enjoy a well-seasoned prime rib!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours 20 minutes
Rest Time: 4 hours
Total: 6 hours 30 minutes



  • 4lbsprime rib roast
  • ¼cupbutter,unsalted, softened
  • 1tbspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 1tspherbes de provence
  • kosher salt


  1. Place the rib roast on a plate and bring to room temperature for about 4 hours.

  2. Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F.

  3. Combine the butter, pepper, and herbes de provence in a bowl. Mix until well blended.

  4. Spread the butter mixture evenly over the entire roast. Season the roast generously with kosher salt.

  5. Roast the 4-pound prime rib in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  6. Turn the oven off and, leaving the roast in the oven with the door closed, let the roast sit in the oven for 2 hours.

  7. Remove the roast from the oven, slice, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the prime rib roast. To calculate the cooking time, multiply the exact weight of the roast by 5. Round the resulting number to the nearest whole number. The rib is cooked at 500 degrees F for exactly that many minutes. For example, for a 6-pound roast: 6 multiplied by 5 is equal to 30, so cooking time is 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and wait 2 hours before opening the oven door. Remove the prime rib and slice into the most perfectly medium-rare meat ever seen.


  • Calories: 1717.00kcal
  • Fat: 155.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 67.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 65.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.67g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.27g
  • Fiber: 0.53g
  • Sugar: 0.02g
  • Protein: 73.58g
  • Cholesterol: 357.09mg
  • Sodium: 1092.41mg
  • Calcium: 57.12mg
  • Potassium: 1221.49mg
  • Iron: 8.20mg
  • Vitamin A: 97.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.13mg
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