Soak rice in water for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Heat oil in skillet.
Add onion and saute until it begins to turn golden.
Add rice and soaking water along with cumin and pepper.
Bring to boil.
Reduce heat and cover.
Cook rice at simmer about 20 minutes, until rice is tender and water has been absorbed.
Meanwhile, chop parsley.
When rice is cooked, add parsley and pine nuts.