I agree, it may sound like a lot of work, but it really isn't. It's kind of fun and it's worth the effort. I make it all the time with stews, pot roasts, chicken cutlets. Anytime we don't feel like rice or potatoes. Also, I know some people who even use a collander to make them. Also, I cook them in a chicken broth instead of plain water to give them an added extra flavor.
To Me, Baking & Cooking Are Soooooooooooooo Theraputic