I purchase the mix and then cook with Coconut Milk, Lime Juice, a little Chicken Broth and top with butter after cooking. The consistency of cooked grits. You can eat hot or cold. This is for those who love cooking with coconut milk and curries. ( If you use dry couscous, you can also make this,toast the pine nuts, add dried white onion or fresh green onions with the tops, fine chopped mushrooms and cook this with a little chicken broth, then add the ingredients listed below. When boiling add couscous about 3/4 cup. From scratch takes about ten more minutes. You might have to add more salt, if chicken broth, chicken base has the salt in it.) I serve with fish or pork.