A rib eye steak is a tender cut of beef from a fore rib. Typically, rib eye steaks are boneless, which adds to their tenderness. Whether you have a bone-in rib eye or a boneless rib eye, you can cook it in the microwave using a couple different methods. Many people like to use a microwave browning grill when microwaving steaks. A microwave browning grill is generally heated in the microwave until very hot, and then a steak is placed on it and cooked. However, if you don't have a microwave browning grill, you can always use a microwave-safe dish.

Place the rib eye in a microwave-safe dish. Some people choose water to cover the bottom of the dish. You can use water or a little oil to grease the dish. Put the rib eye in the dish with the oil or water. Add salt, pepper or other seasonings, if you wish.

Put the rib eye in the microwave. You don't need to cover the dish with a lid. Set the microwave to medium-high.

Cook the rib eye on medium-high for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn the steak every 3 to 4 minutes so it cooks evenly. A typical rib eye will be medium-well to well-done if cooked for 10 to 12 minutes.


Always make sure your dish is microwave-safe. Never use foil or any other metal-like substance in the microwave.

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Andrine Redsteer

Andrine Redsteer's writing on tribal gaming has been published in "The Guardian" and she continues to write about reservation economic development. Redsteer holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Washington, a Master of Arts in Native American studies from Montana State University and a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law.