How to cook rib eye steak

How to cook
rib eye steak

Rib eye steak is flavourful and tender with a rich marbled fat and is best cooked to at least medium-rare or medium. This allows time for the fat to melt for maximum flavour and juiciness.

What is a rib eye steak

What is a rib eye steak?


Rib eye gets its name from the ‘eye’ in the middle of the steak. It’s a cut that comes from the lightly worked rib section of the cow, which makes it really tender.


Steak cooking times
We recommend these cooking times for a rib eye steak. Times will vary depending on the
thickness of your cut. For a beautifully browned outside and maximum flavour,
get your frying pan smoking hot. You’ll know it’s hot enough
when you hear the steak sizzle as it goes into the pan.

Rare rib eye steak cooking time



2 to 2.5
minutes per side





3 to 4
minutes per side



Well done 


5 to 6
minutes per side


Cook's tip Rib eye steak

Cook's tip

Take your cut out of the fridge about half an hour before cooking so that it reaches room temperature. This ensures a more even cook.

Rib eye steak recipes

Rib eye steak recipes

Pop into salads to add deep flavour, flash fry with broccoli and ginger or slather
with tarragon garlic butter.


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