Trim fat from lamb; cut meat into 1-inch pieces. In a very large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add half of the lamb and brown on all sides; remove lamb from skillet using a slotted spoon. Add remaining lamb, the onion, garlic, and ginger to skillet. Cook until meat is brown and onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Return all meat to skillet. Add water. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.
Add rice mix and seasoning packet, black pepper, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper to lamb mixture. Return mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Add squash, mushrooms, apricots, raisins, and cherries to lamb mixture. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until squash is just tender. Makes 6 to 8 servings.