To a skillet, coat the rice, with the oil, chicken bouillon cubes, tomato paste, and spices. Set the heat to medium-low and allow the seasoned rice to warm through for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
Stir in the water and bring the pot to boil. Turn the heat to simmer and allow the rice to cook according to the rice package instructions. Once the water is absorbed, add the cilantro and fluffy the rice to blend. Top with sliced scallion.
For even quicker preparation this recipe can be made in the microwave. Simply follow all of Step 1 using a covered microwave-safe dish. Then add the water as in Step 3 and microwave according to the rice package instructions.