This came out very good for me, though I have only cooked it once so far. I personally added chili powder, and red pepper flakes to spice it up a bit because the recipe itself seemed a bit too void in seasonings. I also used Jimmy Dean's all natural hot ground sausage. I think next time I will try using less salt, and maybe find a sausage with a lower sodium content. If it works out well I will update. I think this is a great base recipe for those who enjoy experimenting. You can use ham hocks and salt pork in place of the sausage if you wish, I just didn't post it because it confused the computer here. This would be good over pasta as well as rice.