In a large saucepan over a medium to high heat, add the onions and butter. Stir and fry for 1 minute. Then cover with a lid and cook until golden and tender, approximately 5 minutes. Add the cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, rice and dried fruit. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Lastly add the water and bring to the boil.
Cover with a lid and simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and