RED BEAN AND RICE SEASONING(River Road) DIRECTIONS: 1 lb. red beans1lb. sausage or ham Put 1 lb. red beans in a 4-5 quart pot. Cover with water and soak for 2 hours. Drain water, add back seven cups of water and one package (½ jar) of River Road ® Red Beans and Rice Seasoning. Add 1 lb. sausage or ham or a combination of both. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours or until beans are tender. To thicken, mash some of the beans in the gravy. Serve over hot steamed rice. Salt may be added.