Place sausage in 2 quart casserole and cover with layers of rice, potatoes, onions and carrots. Add tomatoes with juice. Add tomato juice until it comes up about half-way on the layers. Combine salt, pepper and sugar and sprinkle over top.
COVER casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Add some water or tomato juice while cooking if casserole seems too dry.