a ribeye steak is cut from the standing rib roast or prime rib ONLY if its prime beef.
I’m not a butcher but I know what cuts of steaks look like, a strip & a ribeye look TOTALLY different they cannot be confused unless you buy your steaks at Walmart where the packaging makes any steak look like garbage.
Oh …Not true! … “prime rib” here is the name of a cut. It has nothing to do with the USDA grade “Prime” The “prime rib” in the grocery store or Wal-Mart is USDA Select or Choice if labeled.
ref: http://whatscookingamerica.net/Beef/ClassicPrimeRib.htm …
Definition of Prime Rib:
A tender cut of beef taken from the rib primal. A Prime Rib Roast is also often referred to as “Standing Rib Roast.” It is very tender, flavorful, and expensive. A slice of uncooked prime rib roast is really a “rib steak” which includes the “rib eye” portion. ….
[style=”color: #0000ff;”]Many people have the mistaken idea that the term “Prime Rib” refers to a roast that is graded “Prime” when actually the name has nothing to do with the grade or quality.[/style] Most of the roasts sold in supermarkets that are named “Prime Rib” are graded “Choice”.