Heat the oil in a mediumsaucepan over medium heat. Add the onionand cook 3 minutes until softened. Addthe rice and stir until coated with the oil. Continue to cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cumin and cook 30seconds longer.
Add the water, tomatopaste and salt and stir well to combine. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed
Remove the rice from heat,fluff with a fork and cover once more. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serveand enjoy!