Smoky sausage plays a starring role in this hearty Hoppin' John Stew which simmers in the slow cooker until you're ready to enjoy.
Combine all ingredients except rice in a 6-qt. slow cooker.
Cover and cook on Low 6 hours. Cut top off boil-in-bag rice; pour rice into slow cooker, and discard bag. Stir.
Cover and cook on High 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
Add quick-cooking boil-in-bag rice during the last 20 minutes to keep the rice tender and prevent overcooking.
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