How To Reheat A Prime Rib
There’s nothing like having a juicy prime rib for dinner. It is one of those foods that is worthy for all those special occasions, including Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties with your friends and family. However, once they go cold, prime ribs aren’t as delightful as when they’re fresh.
But what if we told you, you could reheat your leftover prime rib back to just how good they were last night? And also, without losing any of their juiciness and flavors? That’s right! In this article, we’ll give all the different ways you can reheat them so you can enjoy them in the morning.
Using an oven is the best option if you are looking for the best way to reheat leftover prime ribs. While it does take a little longer than other methods, it will still give you one of the best results.
Using an oven allows you to preserve your meat’s juiciness and tenderness while also maintaining its appealing pink color. Here are the steps on how to reheat prime rib with the help of an oven:
- Anytime you’re reheating any food in an oven, the first thing you’ll want to do is preheat the oven. For prime ribs, make sure to preheat the oven up to 350F.
- The next step is to place your cold prime rib on a pan and sprinkle a few tablespoons of beef broth over it, depending on the size of your prime rib. This will prevent your meat from drying out when you’re reheating it.
- Wrap the whole pan with aluminum foil, after which all you have to do is place it in the oven. This will further prevent the moisture from drying out. It will also ensure equal distribution of heat.
- Now, let the rib reheat for about 8 to 10 minutes. Keep in mind - you’re only reheating and not cooking it. You don’t want to heat it for too long, or it will overcook the ribs.
- For an even better result, take out the reheated prime rib and sear it in a skillet. Just place the skillet on the stove on medium to high flame. Add butter and seat the meat for a little bit so that the outer part will be crispy.
- Finally, place the reheated prime rib on a plate and serve it with some beef broth over it.
Reheat in a Microwave
Using a microwave to reheat prime ribs, or any other food for that matter will always be the fastest method. It is also the best option for reheating sliced ribs. Here are the steps:
- When using a microwave to reheat prime ribs, it is always a good idea to slice the meat into smaller pieces.
- After slicing, place them on a dish that’s safe for microwaving.
- Now pour a small amount of au jus over the meat slices and close the lid.
- Place them inside the microwave and start heating at medium-low heat. For a couple of slices, heat for just 15 seconds. But if you have a plate full of meat slices, you can heat it for up to 30 seconds.
- Once the timer is up, inspect the temperature. Reheat again for 15 seconds if you’re not satisfied. Make sure to flip the slices every 10-15 seconds.
- A microwave can overcook your rib slices in just a few seconds, so make sure to reheat for only 15 seconds per interval.
Reheat in a Steamer
A steamer could be a great option if you want to take the safe route and gently reheat your prime rib. However, make sure to slice them before you begin the process. Here’s how it’s done:
- The first step is to add some water to your pot.
- As the water starts to simmer, place your prime ribs on the steamer basket after wrapping them in aluminum foil. This will prevent them from drying out.
- Let them steam for about 3-6 minutes and check the temperature.
- If you think the slices are warm enough, you can serve them immediately. And if they’re not, steam again for a couple more minutes.
How to Store Leftover Prime Rib
To get the best results from the steps mentioned above, you need to know that proper storage is extremely important. How you store your leftover prime rib will determine how well you can reheat them.
As soon as you’re done eating, make sure to wrap the leftover prime ribs in plastic wrap as tightly as you can. Now, freeze or refrigerate right after. If kept in the fridge, leftover prime ribs will be good for about a week. And if they’re frozen, they can be good for up to 6 months. However, it is worth noting that leftover prime ribs are best consumed the next day.
To take it even a step further, leave the leftover prime ribs in the fridge without slicing. Keeping it intact keeps the meat fresher and juicer for a longer period.