2 1/2 cups Basmati rice
4 cups Water
3 tablespoons oil
5 tablespoons tomato paste
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
Rinse rice a couple times to remove excess starch.
Soak rice in warm water for about 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pot.
Add tomato paste and stir until it melts down a bit.
Add water and salt and bring to a boil.
Add rice and allow it to boil for a minute.
Stir rice well to make sure that there are no chunks of tomato paste.
Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and allow to simmer for about ten minutes.
Fluff rice with fork cover and allow to simmer for about 2 more minutes.
Serve with salad.