While broth is coming to a boil snap the asparagus at it's weakest point to remove the tough ends. Then cut into bite sized pieces. When broth comes to a boil, add the cup of Israeli couscous. Let it boil uncovered for 5 minutes. Add asparagus and continue boiling 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add desired amount of freshly grated parmesan cheese to each bowl or the entire pot.
To make it the consistency of pasta, use only 2 cups broth.