Nothing beats a juicy prime rib roast, and you’ll be lucky to have any leftovers after this dinner.
But, sometimes miracles do happen and you’ve found yourself with a whole heap of rib eye roast sitting in your refrigerator. What can you do? Can you even have it again at the same quality as the first time?
Yes, you can reheat rib eye roast. The best way is in the oven, wrapped in aluminum foil at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes. This will get you a thoroughly heated roast, without sacrificing any quality or texture, or worse overcooking it.
How to store your rib eye roast
The most important factor when it comes to storing your food, especially high-quality foods, is your storage methods. If you’re keeping your food in low-quality containers – or leaving your leftover food in open bowls in the fridge – you’ve got a recipe for a guaranteed dried-out roast.
Wrap up any of your rib eye that you’ve got leftover. Plastic wrap is ideal, and make sure it’s wrapped tightly. If you put it in a freezer-safe storage bag or container, your rib eye roast can be stored safely for up to 6 months, and 5-7 days in the fridge.
How to reheat your rib eye roast
You can’t reheat your roast without losing some of that gorgeous red color that’s so popular. However, you can still get super close to the original if you’re patient.
The key to successfully reheating your roast is through patient, slow cooking.
How to reheat rib eye roast in the oven
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit
- Lay slices of your roast on a greased baking dish, optionally lined with foil
- Ladle a few tablespoons of broth into the baking dish
- Slightly cover the pan with a later of aluminum foil, leaving a bit of air either on the sides or at the corners
- Heat for 10 minutes, or until the roast slices are fully heated
How to reheat rib eye roast in the microwave
Because of the nature of the microwave, this is only suggested in an emergency situation, where you’ve lost access to any other option – including a toaster oven.
The microwave runs a great risk of drying out your roast, however, if it’s the only option you’ve got, it’s still doable.
- Place your roast in a microwave-safe container
- Add a few tablespoons of broth
- Cover the container with foil
- Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, or until cooked through
While it’s hard to imagine a delicious meal like a rib eye roast having any scraps left over after a hungry family’s torn through it, miracles do happen and occasionally one finds themselves with some unfinished roast.
This guide should help you figure out which reheating method is right for your preferences, and your kitchen.