To prepare Couscous (Soaking Process):
Place 1 cup barley couscous in the bowl, rub some vegetable oil until all grains are well coated. Add 1 1/2 cups of boiling water and a pinch of salt, cover the bowl with the plastic wrap, let sit for 10 minutes or until couscous has absorbed all the water and the grains became plump. Unwrap and add a little bit of butter, fluff with a fork and serve in a plate.
1 cup dry couscous will yield 3 cup cooked couscous