Combine the cornstarch and spices in a small bowl.
Add oil to a large skillet.
When hot, cook the diced onions until translucent.
Add the ground beef and cook until browned through. Drain excess fat.
Sprinkle the spices over the meat. Add the hot water and the pasta.
Stir to thoroughly combine. Cook for 15 minutes or so, until all the water is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the chopped apricots, honey and sesame seeds and cook for an additional minute.
Serve with a salad. I made the carrot ribbon salad below.