How To Reheat Prime Rib Without Drying It Out (4 Quick Methods)

Looking for the best way to reheat prime rib? 

Well, you’re in the right place! Here’s what you’ll learn in this guide:

  • What you need to know first
  • What supplies you’ll need
  • How to reheat prime rib
  • And much more!
How To Reheat Prime Rib

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What You Need to Know About Reheating Prime Rib?

One of the most tender cuts of meat you can get is prime rib.

It’s known for its juicy flavor, but reheating prime rib can be a hassle. If you don’t reheat the prime rib properly, it can dry it out making it dull and flavorless.

You have the option of reheating it in the oven, the microwave, steaming it, or you could simply enjoy it cold.

You can also slice it up and fix it in another meal, so it reheats with the rest of the ingredients.

Find out what works best for you and enjoy a second helping of juicy prime rib.

How To Reheat Prime Rib Facts

Supplies You’ll Need for Reheating Prime Rib?

The supplies you’ll need to reheat your prime rib will vary slightly depending on the method of reheating you use.

For steaming, you’ll need:

  • Steamer basket
  • Pot
  • Foil
  • Water

If you’re using the microwave, you’re going to need:

  • A microwave-safe bowl that has a lid
  • Plastic wrap (if you don’t have a bowl with a lid)
  • Broth or water

The oven route requires:

  • A baking pan
  • Foil
  • Broth or water

How to Reheat Prime Rib Without Drying It Out? (4 Quick Methods)

Method 1: Steaming Prime Rib?

Steaming is a simple, effective way to reheat prime rib. This method helps preserve the juiciness of the cut when done properly.

Put a small amount of water in the pot of your choice and bring it to a boil.

Wrap the prime rib in foil before placing it into the steamer basket.

Steam the prime rib anywhere from 3 to 6 minutes. You can check to see if it’s warmed up by unwrapping the foil and seeing if it’s warmed the entire way through.

If the prime rib is warmed up, move it to a serving plate immediately so it doesn’t cook through anymore.

If it’s not ready to be served, simply wrap it back up in the foil and steam it for another few minutes before checking the temperature again.

Method 2: Reheating Prime Rib In The Microwave?

Reheating your prime rib in the microwave is not the most ideal way to preserve the flavor and juices of the cut, but in a pinch, it can work.

To reheat the prime rib in a microwave, you’ll want to place the slab of meat in a microwave-safe bowl. Add a few tablespoons of broth to the bowl.

You can also use water, but it will dilute the flavor of the prime rib.

Cover the bowl (either with a lid or plastic wrap) and microwave on high for only 1-2 minutes before checking to see if it’s ready.

If it’s not warmed up to your liking, you can simply add more broth as needed and heat it in 30-second intervals.

Microwaves can heat the juice right out of the prime rib in no time, so checking it every 30 seconds after the initial heating can save your prime rib from drying out and losing its flavor.

If it is ready to be eaten, much like with the steaming method, you’ll want to move it to a serving dish as soon as possible to prevent it from cooking further.


Method 3: Reheating Prime Rib In The Oven?

Reheating prime rib in the oven can be tricky since heating it too quickly or at too high of a temperature can quickly dry it out.

A slow and steady reheat in the oven will yield the best results for leftover prime rib.

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. While the oven is preheating, you can get your prime rib oven ready.

Place your slabs of meat in a baking pan and add a few tablespoons of broth. You can use water here too, but like the microwave method, this will dilute the flavor a bit.

Cover your prime rib with foil, ensuring it’s wrapped up tight, and place it in the oven.

Check it after 10 minutes in the oven. If it’s ready to eat, get it onto a serving plate quickly so it does not continue to cook.

If it’s not ready for consumption yet, wrap the prime rib back up and give it another 3 minutes before checking again.

Method 4: Eat it Cold

If you’re not feeling up to reheating your prime rib, you can always eat it cold.

Slice the slabs thin and add them to a sandwich or salad.

You can even chop up the prime rib and fix it with another meal. Leftover prime rib makes for great cheesesteaks or stir fry!

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