A green, leafy salad and crusty French bread pair nicely with jambalaya. Since jambalaya contains protein, vegetables and starch, not much more is needed to provide a complete meal.
Jambalaya is a popular, inexpensive meal popular in the southeast United States, especially Louisiana. While recipes vary greatly from one cook to the next, there are two main types: Creole and Cajun. The Creole variety includes tomatoes and begins with sautéing the vegetables. It is also know as red jambalaya. Cajun jambalaya is usually brown in color, achieved by cooking the meat first and caramelizing it in the pot before the vegetables are added.