- A Cajun and Creole dish made from rice, vegetables, and meats such as ham, chicken, or sausage.
- A mixture or blend of various ingredients, especially when each element is distinct and retains its own character.
Early 19th century: from french jambalaia, from provençal jambalaia 'rice dish', from jambon 'ham' + alaia 'rice'.
- The jambalaya was a staple dish at the family gatherings, always a hit with everyone.
- The jambalaya recipe was passed down from generations and was a closely guarded secret.
- The jambalaya festival was an annual event that attracted tourists from all over the world.
- The jambalaya was a perfect combination of flavors, spices, and textures, each element complementing the other.
- The jambalaya band was known for its energetic and eclectic mix of musical styles and influences.