In the American South, Jambalaya is one of the iconic dishes of the region. Celery, bell peppers, and onions are sauteed with chicken and/or sausage. Next, the rice, tomatoes, and shrimp and then added to the dish and then left to cook on the stove until the rice is tender (some versions bake the dish in the oven). This recipe for Jambalaya is classified as Creole because of the inclusion of tomatoes (Cajun recipes usually omit it). The closer you get to New Orleans, the more likely you will see tomatoes in the food. Jambalaya is a one pot meal full of delicious and rich flavors.