To make an easy dry rub for pork roast, combine 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a bowl with 1 tablespoon each of salt and black pepper. Add in 1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic power and 1 teaspoon of dry mustard powder. Stir into that mixture 1/2 teaspoon each of ground ginger, onion powder, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, cumin and paprika.
A dry rub recipe from Food Network chef Robert Irvine starts with 2 tablespoons of kosher salt and 1 tablespoon each of cayenne pepper, ground white pepper, ginger powder and ground cumin. Next, add to that mixture 2 tablespoons each of onion powder, garlic powder and light brown sugar. The last ingredients to the dry rub are 1 tablespoon of a seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay seasoning,1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper and 2 tablespoons dry mustard. After all ingredients are in the bowl, whisk well to combine. Irvine recommends his dry rub recipe for pork, brisket and seafood.
Another dry pork and rib rub begins with 1 cup light brown sugar, 3 tablespoons paprika and 2 teaspoons of a seasoning salt like Lawry's. Add to that 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon dried thyme and 2 teaspoons each of garlic powder, dried oregano and black pepper. The last ingredients to this pork dry rub are 1 tablespoon chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon each of cayenne pepper, onion power and dry mustard.