# What is the ratio of couscous to water?

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## What is the ratio of couscous to water?

Cooking couscous is easy, especially once you nail the couscous water ratio! You’ll need 1 ¼ cups water or broth per 1 cup of Golden Couscous. After you bring your water or broth to a boil with a ½ teaspoon of salt, add your couscous. To give it a smoother texture, add in butter or oil with the couscous.

How much water do I need for 500g of couscous?

Only boiling water is needed to cook your couscous, but the important bit is the couscous to water ratio, you should abide by the 1:1 rule. So, for 60g of couscous, you will need 60ml of boiling water.

### How much water do I need for 250 grams of couscous?

To cook: Couscous needs very little cooking, it can be simply heated, steamed, or cooked in a microwave. To heat, place 250g couscous in a bowl and pour over 400ml of boiling water plus 1 tbsp oil, cover and leave for 5 minutes.

How much water do I need for 150g couscous?

Couscous should be cooked 50% more water than couscous, using a ratio of 1:1 1/2 couscous to water.

#### How much water do I need for 150 grams of couscous?

Therefore the right ratio for couscous and water is 1:1. As 1 cup of small grain couscous weighs 180 grams and 1 cup of water weighs 240 grams, the weight ratio is 3:4. So practically for every 150 grams of couscous you need to use 200 grams of water.

How do I cook 150g of couscous?

Add the couscous to a heatproof bowl. Pour some boiling stock (or water) over it, add in salt, mix it well and cover it with a plate or cling film. After 5 mins stir it again, fluff out the grains and cover for another 5 mins….What you need is some:

1. Couscous.
2. Boiling stock.
3. Salt.

## How much water do I need for 180g couscous?

The secret to the perfect couscous is the liquid to couscous ratio, which volume wise is 1 to 1. In American measurements, this is 1 cup of couscous to 1 cup of liquid. To folks here in the UK, that is 180g of couscous to 240ml of liquid.