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Making prime rib for New Year's Eve dinner? Here are the cooking times

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Intro: Recipes for prime rib roasts are popular during Dec. Although the bulk of them get served around Christmas, they also should get some serious consideration if you're coming up with your New Year's Eve dinner menu ideas. Knowing the cooking time for prime rib will help ensure that your roast is delicious and ready to serve on this important night.

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Cooking Time for Prime Rib: A General Guide for Your New Year's Eve Dinner Menu

Heat the oven to 450. Put the roast in at this temperature for 15 minutes. No matter how big the meat is, the prime rib cooking times on this part of the job stay the same. You'll then turn the roast down to 325.

Prime Steak Houses provides the following chart for when you're cooking a prime rib:

(3) Ribs, 7 to 8 lbs. 15 minutes at 450°, Then 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours at 325°
(4) Ribs, 9 to 10 lbs. 15 minutes at 450°, Then 1 ½ to 2 hours at 325°
(5) Ribs, 11 to 13 lbs. 15 minutes at 450°, Then 2 to 2 ½ hours at 325°
(6) Ribs, 14 to 16 lbs. 15 minutes at 450° Then, 2 ¾ to 3 hours at 325°
(7) Ribs, 16 to 18 lbs. 15 minutes at 450° Then, 3 to 3 ¾ hours at 325°

When you're cooking a prime rib, be sure to baste it with its own juices periodically to keep it moist. Watch the video at the top of the screen to learn how to make the horseradish for your New Year's Eve dinner.

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