2/3 cup water
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil
2/3 cup couscous
1 tsp butter, unsalted (optional)
Pour the water into a saucepan, then bring it to a rolling boil. Add the salt and oil. Remove the saucepan from heat then slowly pour in the couscous while stirring gently. Cover for 2 minutes, until the couscous has swelled and all the water is absorbed. Add a little more water if the couscous looks too dry. Butter can also be added, if you wish.