Boil rice with 5 cups water (with one teaspoon salt added.)
Steam until cooked. Once cooked cool rice.
In a large bowl, mix all the vegetables with the spices (cinnamon sticks, cardamoms, turmeric and salt.)
Add oil to a large pot.
When oil is hot, add vegetables and soy sauce and cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Add raisons and removed from heat.
Place one layer of rice in a large glass dish and then add one layer of vegetable mixture and mix with a small spoon. Keep adding layers until evenly mixed. Place back into pot to keep warm until its time to serve.
This makes a huge amount and looks beautiful when served.