Sort and wash beans. Combine red beans, onion, celery, green pepper, garlic, thyme, basil and red pepper in a Dutch oven; cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce flame; cover and simmer 2 to 3-1/2 hours or until beans are tender and a thick gravy is formed. Add more water, if necessary. Stir in salt, pepper and parsley. Cook sausage according to package directions; cut into serving pieces. Serve beans and sausage over rice.
Jambalaya, Rice Dressing, Rice Dishes
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana