Prime Rib is a cut of rib roast located between the chuck and the short loin just above the plate.  It is one of the most expensive cuts you can order at a restaurant.

The ‘Prime’ in Prime Rib does not refer to the grade of meat, just the area of origin.  Although Prime also does refer to the best grade of meat, followed by Choice, Select, Cutter, and Canner as well.

Choose a cut with lots of white fat, the more yellowish the fat it the lesser the quality.  The less fat trimmed the better.