In a medium saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes, or until rice is tender.
Drain the rice, then combine the cooked rice, sultanas, golden syrup, soy milk, almonds, cinnamon and cardamom in a pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Immediately reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened about 5 to 8 minutes. Spoon into bowls and serve.