There are just about as many ways to make jambalaya as there are ways to make chili. This is a Creole-style Jambalaya that uses tomatoes so it comes out with a sauce that is very red in color. I keep planning on playing around with recipes to make Cajun-style without the tomatoes, but this one is just so good that I never seem to get around to making it any other way.
I never made rice pilaf till the other day. I usually get my fix as a side when I go out to a restaurant, so I never needed to try my hand at it. After looking around the web, I took a few ideas from other recipes and came up with my own.
My first try worked out to be the best rice pilaf that I ever had! I will keep experimenting with it, but I don't think that any radical changes will be necessary.