Note: You will need hot water to add to the cous cous. You can heat up water in a separate pot on the stove, or use water from a tea kettle.
Heat a sauce pan over meidum high heat and add oil. Once the oil is hot, add the onoins and saute until the onions are soft and slighly translucent (about 4-5 minutes). Next add the garlic, chili flakes, saute until garlic is fragrant but not brown.
Add hot water to the pot, salt to taste, stir together quickly and cover the pot immediately and take off the stove. After 5 minutes, take the lid off of the pot, use a fork to gently mix and fluff the cous cous and set aside until ready to serve.