How To: Cook Couscous
What You Need
Follow These Four Easy Steps
For each cup of dry couscous, use 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring to boil in saucepan.
Add 1/2 tsp. salt to the water and a little olive oil or butter if desired, to add moisture.
Pour 1 cup couscous into boiling water, stir once with a spoon, cover with a lid, and remove from heat. Let the couscous steam for five minutes.
Couscous grains tend to bind together in the cooking process, so fluff the grains with a fork. Before serving, stir in any flavorful extras like lemon zest or chopped scallions.