Thinly slice flank steak diagonally across the grain.
Combine strips in slow-cooking pot with consomme, soy sauce, ginger and onions.
Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours.
Turn control to high.
Stir in cornstarch that has been dissolved in the cold water.
Cook on high for 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened.
Drop in pea pods the last 5 minutes.
Serve over hot rice.
Makes 4 to 5 servings.