If you like your prime rib the same way we do – hot and juicy, you should not only have a good recipe to prepare it that way but must also learn the best way to reheat the prime rib! If you know these two things, you will be able to make the prime rib a highlight of your Sunday dinner, but also a superstar of your Monday lunch! Follow our advice and keep the juices flowing!
The Best Recipe For The Prime Rib
Although this is not our main topic, we cannot help but recommend a great recipe we have for making the best prime rib in the world. Holding it back would be just plain selfish, so here it goes:
What you need:
A roasting pan
A small mixing bowl
The following ingredients:
● 1 roast-ready prime rib roast (about 14 pounds heavy ribs cut off and tied to roast)
● 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
● 2 teaspoons of salt
● 2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper
● 1 teaspoon of onion powder
● 2 teaspoons of paprika
● 1/4 teaspoon of celery seed
● 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
How to prepare:
First of all, if you kept your prime rib refrigerated, you need to take it out and leave it to sit at room temperature for about three hours. Use the last fifteen minutes of that time to preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, and prepare the roasting pan by lining it with aluminum foil. When you remove the wrap off the roast, put it into the roasting pan and wipe off any excess moisture using the paper towels.
Prepare the flour mixture in the small bowl. To do this, you need to combine the flour with salt, pepper, paprika, onion and garlic powder, and celery seed. We recommend getting all the ingredients through a sieve in order to remove lumps or big particles from it. Finally, use the mixture to coat the roast ( the sieve can be helpful here as well).
You can now roast the prime rib for around four hours for a medium-rare result ( the best way to determine the exact time is to calculate it on your own by allowing twenty minutes of roasting time for every pound of the prime rib). If you like your prime rib well-done, allow for a bit more time.
When the prime rib is done, take it out, and use aluminum foil to cover it. Leave it in a warm oven for half an hour before you slice it and serve it. In this way, the juices will have time to get re-absorbed into the roast for the most succulent taste. Enjoy!
Extra tip: It is sometimes hard to determine if the prime rib has reached the doneness you prefer, but if you own a cooking thermometer it is not so. Namely, you should just look at this table and check your meat:
The internal temperature and doneness:
Internal temperature of 120 degrees F: Medium-rare
Internal temperature of 130 degrees F: Medium
Internal temperature of 140 degrees F: Well done
How To Store The Prime Rib Left-Overs
Now that you have used our recipe and prepared the juiciest and spiciest prime rib you have ever tasted, there are very small chances that you will be leaving any of that delicious roast for later. If, however, you do have some left-overs and want to be able to enjoy them the next day as well, you will have to store them away properly.
First of all remember to put away your left-overs as soon as the dinner is finished, or otherwise, they will dry out rather soon. You need to wrap them up as tightly as you can using a plastic wrap. For best results, use fat drippings left in the pan and drizzle three tablespoons of it over the prime rib before you wrap it.
Put the leftovers away in the refrigerator if you plan to eat them the next day, or freeze them for longer storage time (up to six months). Keep in mind that they will lose moisture with every extra day they stay in the refrigerator (and you can keep them there safely for five to seven days).
Do not slice the prime rib before storing it. In fact, you should always aim to preserve the thickest part of the roast to refrigerate as that will give you the best chance to preserve the rare medium finish when you warm the leftover prime rib. Do not set your goals too high though as even the best cooking experts cannot preserve the rosy red color of the perfectly done prime rib after they reheat it.
The Best Way To Reheat Prime Rib
If you have followed all your advice so far and both prepared and stored the prime rib properly, your task should now be easy to do too. Follow the subsequent steps:
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
2. Take the leftover prime rib out of the refrigerator and unwrap it. If you have frozen it, take it out and refrigerate 24 hours prior to reheating.
3. Put the leftovers into the roasting pan (it is best to save the same roasting pan you have roasted the prime rib in and use the remaining fat to spread it over the leftovers before you heat them).
4. Prepare a 1/4 cup of low-sodium beef stock and pour it over the roast
5. Use aluminum foil to cover the leftovers before you reheat them.
6. Put the leftover prime rib into the oven for about half-an-hour. It is recommended that leftover meat should reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees F for health reasons. (the USDA recommendations)
7. There is no need to wait like you did when you have served the prime rib fresh, simply slice the meat and enjoy your meal!
The Speedy Alternative: If you are in a hurry and cannot wait half an hour for your prime rib to reheat, you can use your microwave and do it much quicker. Bear in mind that you will sacrifice the pink color and some of the tenderness of your meat! To reheat the leftovers in the microwave, unwrap them and place them inside. Start with a 30-second interval and repeat as many times as needed checking the temperature after each interval has finished. This is not only saving your time but is also rather convenient!
How To Serve The Reheated Prime Rib
For the ultimate convenience, you can slice the reheated prime rib into the thinnest pieces possible and then stack that slices onto an open-faced sandwich. You can also make a beef stroganoff and add the prime rib leftovers at the end of cooking- that will make a satisfying meal for sure!
If you have saved all the leftover food from the previous dinner, you can reheat it all and enjoy a true deja vu meal. On the other hand, a completely different side dish will certainly put the prime rib meal into completely new perspective. You can opt for the simplest solution and make mash potatoes or steamed veggies, or a bit more complicated one such as a rice pilaf or Yorkshire Pudding. In any case, you are sure to enjoy your prime rib once more! Bon Appétit!