Just equal parts dry cous cous with boiling water (1/4 cup is plenty, sometimes I have a bit less). Stir together in a bowl, cover with a saucer or whatever & leave to sit for 5 mins. Fluff up with a fork & sometimes a teeny bit of butter or olive oil & voila, yummy fluffy cous cous. It goes cold pretty quickly so the salad is lukewarm at best. Sometimes I soak the craisins in boiling water to plump them up a bit. Depends how lazy I'm feeling.