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Rodney’s Rib Rub

Recipe excerpted from Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ by Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie (Clarkson Potter, 2021)


Rodney’s Rib Rub


  • 1/2 cup Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup monosodium glutamate
  • 1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Recipe Steps

1: Mix all of the ingredients and place them in an airtight container. Cover and store in a cool dry place until ready to use. Makes 2 cups.

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