In large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, brown sausage, draining any excess fat. When almost fully browned, add onions and cabbage and cook until soft, approximately 10–15 minutes, stirring several times.
Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously. Add fire roasted tomatoes, chicken broth, Cajun seasoning, tomato paste, brown sugar and rice.
Bring to a low boil. Turn down to simmer and cook about 25–30 minutes or until rice is tender.