Preparation / Directions:
In a small bowl, combine seasoning ingredients. Place in a small, sealable plastic bag, or decorate spice bottle.
Fill a pint canning jar with red beans. Fill a sealable plastic bag with rice. Include the recipe for Red Beans and Rice .
Wash beans. Place in a Dutch oven; cover with water and soak overnight. The following day, add ham bone and seasoning mixture. If necessary, add additional water to cover the beans. Cook, partially covered, over medium-low heat 3 to 4 hours. About 30 minutes before serving, combine rice, water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover pan and cook 30 minutes without lifting lid. About 20 minutes before serving, add sausage, salt and pepper to beans. Serve over rice.