This is a tasty and easy side dish for those who aren't in the mood for potatoes. Beef Consomme should be used, since beef broth will not give the flavor needed for this dish. Since consomme and boullion cubes have a high salt content, I don't add salt. After dish is done, add salt if you think it needs it. The cooking time may seem long, but by simmering it this long, flavors intensify.