Bring broth and bay leaves to a boil in a medium saucepan; add rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Discard bay leaves. Place rice in a large bowl.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (through garlic); sauté 7 minutes. Add sausage mixture and parsley to rice, tossing to combine.
Made this tonight and used Gimme lean sausage style instead of the chicken sausage to save on some fat. It was very good and I look forward to some leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I did cut the cayenne amount in half for my heat intolerant family :)
CL's Dirty Rice recipe is so easy and very yummy. Entire family enjoyed this, even the kids. Nice amount of heat with recommended amount of Cajun Spice but will add a teeny bit more next time since we like extra spice. Served with homemade buttermilk biscuits and a green salad. Excellent meal!