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Standing Rib Roast Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 - 8 people


  • 1 bone-in rib roast
  • canola oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper


  • Take the meat out of the refrigerator at least one hour -two would be better - before roasting.
  • Position the oven rack in the bottom third of the oven. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Rub the meat all over, including the bones, with a thin coating of canola or other neutral oil.
  • Liberally coat the meat - fat, bones and all - with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Insert a probe thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, making sure it is not touching the bone.
  • Place the meat, fat side up, on an oiled rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast at 425° F for 20 minutes. Without removing the roast, reduce the oven temperature to 325° F.
  • Continue roasting until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 120° F. Remove the roast from the oven, loosely tent it with foil, and let the meat rest for at least 15 minutes. The temperature will continue to rise, and the final temperature will be about 130° F. This will result in a nice medium-rare roast.
  • If you like your meat more towards medium, remove the roast when it reaches an internal temperature of 130-135° F. Again, let the meat rest for at least 15 minutes. This allows for carryover cooking and the redistribution of the juices and will result in a moist roast.


The larger your roast, the more carryover cooking will occur. In a smaller roast, the temperature may only rise 5 degrees. With a larger roast, you could get as much as 10-15 degrees in carryover cooking, so plan accordingly when setting your target temperatures.