To make the couscous, pour one cup of dried couscous into a heatproof bowl. Season with about ½ a teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Pour 1 cup of boiling hot water over the couscous and place a large plate over the bowl to trap the heat. Do not stir the couscous! Let the couscous sit for about 10 minutes, if there is still a lot of liquid, leave absorb further. Once it's ready, use a fork to roughly fluff up the couscous for serving.