- a dish of Creole origin, consisting of rice cooked with ham, sausage, chicken, or shellfish, herbs, spices, and vegetables, especially tomatoes, onions, and peppers.
Origin of jambalaya
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Contemporary Examples of jambalaya
The Utah congressman headlined Airhart's "Blue Jean Bash" at Jethro's BBQ and Jambalaya in West Des Moines.Rep. Jason Chaffetz Visits Iowa
Ben Jacobs, Eli Lake
December 2, 2013
Jambalaya can have sausage, chicken, shrimp, or duck, tomatoes or no tomatoes; gumbo can be thick or thin or dark or light.What to Eat: Mardi Gras
February 16, 2010
- a Creole dish made of shrimps, ham, rice, onions, etc
Word Origin for jambalaya
1872, from Louisiana French, from Provençal jambalaia "stew of rice and fowl."