- 2 1/2 cups water
- 12 ounces couscous (about 2 cups)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Bring water to a boil. In a medium bowl, combine couscous, salt, pepper, and oil. Stir to combine. Stir one-third of the water into the couscous. Press couscous gently with the back of a fork. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand for 3 minutes. Keep water hot.
- Repeat with remaining water in 2 additions. Break up clumps with a fork or with your fingers.
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