1. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 7 hours or until beans are tender.
2. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions. Serve with red bean mixture. Garnish, if desired.
Note: We tested with Aidells Organic Fully Cooked Cajun Style Andouille Smoked Chicken Sausage.
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