Cook brown rice in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and rinse well with cold water. Sauté celery and onion in 1/2 cup butter until tender but not brown. Combine rice, seasonings, sautéed vegetables, pecans and sausage.
Blend well. Add melted butter, beaten egg yolks and mix. Fold in well, beaten whites. Season to taste with sage, salt and pepper.Servings: 8