The proportion of couscous was always a bit tricky for me. Usually, I would put too much of it without even noticing. So the rule is – One cup of uncooked couscous makes around 4 cooked. Now when you know that, to save some time, put the kettle to boil. Pour the boiled water into a medium saucepan, add couscous and a bit of salt. Leave it to sit for 10 minutes (don’t forget to cover the pan). If you want, you can use a vegetable stock instead of just salty water, but that’s up to you. When it finishes, couscous will absorb the water so use a fork to fluff the cooked couscous.